April 2014 Blog Posts (20)

How ERM Integration Creates Efficiencies

Lack of transparency makes risk, performance and compliance information hard to discover, collect and maintain. Within every organization, governance areas are conducting activities, each based on different assumptions with different standards, all of which contain a risk component.

While these are typically not thought of as risk activities, when the responsibilities…


Added by Steven Minsky on April 30, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

MERA: Macroeconomic and Event Risk App

Macroeconomic risks are often overlooked by SME managers when conducting risk assessments. Macro risks like wars, credit crises, market changes and technological disruptions can have catastrophic implications for SMEs.…


Added by James McCallum on April 29, 2014 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Ground Breaking Seminar in London


As we all know, the world would love to have safer financial products such as investments, pensions, annuities, places to put reserves for later calls on insurance claims, and ways to stabilise asset prices and the burden of borrowing costs as economic conditions change.

So what is preventing us from having all this?

After years of research and development by my group of…


Added by Edward C D Ingram on April 29, 2014 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Rationalization: Rolling out best practices without the fear of ‘not invented here’

It is intriguing to see how often individual branches or geographic divisions in a bank have the tendency to re-invent the wheel. 

Why would a bank choose different organizational structures and processes in branches or locations? Why should a credit card application, for example, take 60 minutes in one country and just a few minutes in another? Or why are customer payment orders restricted to electronic channels only in some regions while others use a range of channels?

On the…


Added by Tanja Bergen on April 29, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

File an FBAR or Find Yourself Behind Bars

A few years ago the IRS offered a tax amnesty program for US citizens who failed to declare assets held in foreign bank accounts. This came on…

Added by James McCallum on April 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

S&P Downgrades Russian Sovereigns

Standard & Poor’s cut the Russian Federation sovereign debt credit rating citing the capital flight and risk to investment in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.…

Added by James McCallum on April 25, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How GRC Fails to Capture Enterprise Risk

Governance functions are designed to manage risks that organizations face in operational and back office silos - financial misstatements, fraud, vendor management, disaster recovery, and other activities are all designed to address a subset of an organization’s risk profile. The concept of Enterprise Risk Management is not to create another function that exists in parallel…


Added by Steven Minsky on April 23, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Sustainable Economics

We have put our good mother through a lot over the past few million years. Ever since we walked…

Added by James McCallum on April 23, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

The Cost of Reputation Risk

I came across a great presentation on Reputation Risk from Martin Davies of Causal Capital. It outlined the many dimensions of this onerous corporate…


Added by James McCallum on April 23, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Risk

Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirement Struck Down

Added by James McCallum on April 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

SME Lending: Get Redi to Get Funded

The tough conditions in the credit markets require small businesses to communicate and demonstrate their credit worthiness to satisfy exacting credit risk standards of lenders. Credit channels are open and loans are being made but strict…

Added by James McCallum on April 18, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

SMEs Dance to the Basel III Shuffle

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I often wonder, what if Basel II capital accords had been in place prior to…

Added by James McCallum on April 14, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Crown Equity Holdings CRWE-PR Network Reaches Milestone of 400 U.S. Community Websites

Crown Equity Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: CRWE) has been experiencing momentum that coincides with the development of the  CRWE-PR Network

The network is a portal for local news, city data and content of interest within the community. Communities are searchable by name and zip code.

National, world, sports and general topics are also covered with up to the minute updates across all sites. The CRWE PR Network offers  - local business listings,…


Added by Arnold Saba on April 13, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Spring Thaw to Grow US Jobs


Added by James McCallum on April 12, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

ERM Report: The Automobile Industry & Integrated Risk Management

[Editor’s Note: Organizations have become myopic with GRC solutions, and they can no longer see the forest through the trees. Our new series, brought to you by the LogicManager Analyst Team, will keep you up to date with real world examples of risk management failures, and how ERM could have prevented them.]



Added by Steven Minsky on April 9, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Are you Top-Quartile in your profession? Do you enjoy learning & mentoring others?

The Top-Quartile Performance Institute (TQPI) is recruiting master practitioners having 10+ years of executive-level experience to become members. Preference is given to those at the cutting edge of Finance, Process Improvement, Six Sigma, IT, HR, Operations Research, “C-Suite” Leadership, and other performance…


Added by Steven Bonacorsi on April 8, 2014 at 7:21am — No Comments

Win or die: Lessons from the Game of Thrones

April 2014 sees the beginning of a new era. An era of consequences, both intended and unintended, heralding a period of increasing centralized power, where understanding the strength of peers will determine success or failure. The month after the latest Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review (CCAR) results, as the Volcker rule becomes law and with single counterparty limits on the horizon, April will also reveal the…


Added by Marcus Cree FRM on April 7, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

ADP Job Report: Recovery Marches On

Private-sector employment increased by 191,000 during the month of March, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report (NER) released yesterday. The NER suggests a steady, albeit uneven growth of nonfarm private employment since net job creation first turned positive during the first quarter of…

Added by James McCallum on April 3, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why Integrate Risk & Compliance?

Compliance professionals have it tough. While risk managers work in shades of grey (or often, red, yellow, and green), compliance officers are often asked to answer the more direct question: Do we meet this regulatory mandate?

While the task may differ, compliance professionals without enterprise risk management in their toolbox are at a significant disadvantage. Regulations…


Added by Steven Minsky on April 1, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A New MBA Perspective

The business world is now international. Because of the far reach of constantly improving technology, businesses can communicate and work with customers thousands of miles away in real time. This reality has led to the growth and expansion of international business school programs around the world.

Shawn O'Connor, writing on Forbes.com, reports that over the past…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on April 1, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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