August 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Application of Pascal’s Triangular Plus Monte Carlo Analysis to Design a Strategic Plan

Following to article of “Fuzzy Delphi Method to Design a Strategic Plan” posted on link:, the purpose of this article is to utilize a new simulation model to design the strategic plan instead of FDM where…

Added by Gholamreza Soleimani on August 31, 2012 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

Tax Officers Summit XIV 2012 - Michael Hainkel News Release

Planning for Future Tax Legislations

Michael Hainkel, a speaker at the marcus evans Tax Officers Summit XIV 2012, focuses on how information can be shared within organizations to increase tax savings and the role of Tax Officers as advisors.


Interview with: Michael Hainkel, Senior Vice President, Tax, Lions Gate Entertainment…


Added by Jennifer Keljik on August 29, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Assessing Risk Management Culture to Better Understand the Characteristics of ERM Programs

The past 24 months have seen a number of man-made and natural disasters bring risk management demands to the forefront of executives and board directors. Whether these have been natural disasters, such as the Japanese Tsunami or man-made disasters, such as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fat-tail disasters have created a renewed interest in enterprise risk management (ERM) practices.

Although demand for these practices and…


Added by Michele Westergaard on August 27, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

s-peek: new version with many new features!

modeFinance has now released on the Apple Store and Android Play the new version of "s-peek credit rating & financial report" (, the first mobile application that allows you, for free, to get the credit rating, commercial credit, together with financial information of more than 20 million European companies.

This new version features two major improvements: the search of the company and…


Added by modeFinance on August 27, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Maybe solar companies need a financial sun

According to an article in PV-Magazine (link) which is a monthly trade publication launched for the international photovoltaics (PV) community; Wafer Norway AS has to file for bankruptcy after the parent company REC ASA stated that it will not provide the necessary funding for a solvent wind-up of operations. In order to avoid filing for bankruptcy, REC ASA, owning 100…


Added by modeFinance on August 24, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Risk Appetite - Setting it Right

As a risk workshop facilitator I get to assist many organisations assess risk to their key organisational objectives.  Interestingly the outcomes are not always about risk treatments, often they are about reviewing risk appetite.


Situation One:

The results of the risk workshop show that three of five key strategic objectives have Extreme risk ratings.  This may be due to one of two scenarios:  Either you are an organisation that is on the edge of the…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 24, 2012 at 4:03am — No Comments

Bankruptcy of German boutique car maker

German boutique compact sports coupes maker filed for insolvency on Monday morning in a Dresden court (link).  Originally founded in 1959 and after a break, the company restarted its operations in 2006. The company has been quite famous in European auto shows and according to German press sources it has been suffering from lack of sales lately and it is stated that Melkus is out of money…


Added by modeFinance on August 22, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

FREE WEBINAR: Using ISO31000Rx to add value to client organization's risk management implementation


For those interested in reviewing the linkages between organisational performance (or 'fitness'), the use of OD and diagnostic risk consulting approaches and the implementation of ISO 31000, this webinar will discuss those topics and provide some additional information regarding steps for implementation.…


Added by Dean Myburgh on August 22, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments

The Importance of Economic Capital in the New Regulatory Environment

The Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III are going to change the way banks raise, allocate and manage capital. Banks need to prepare for these changes now and develop effective strategies for achieving capital optimization and sustainable return on equity. The GFMI, a marcus evans, Capital Adequacy and Strategy Conference, September 12-14, 2012 in New York, NY, will help banks to understand what the legislation means for capital adequacy,…


Added by Michele Westergaard on August 20, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Risk charting and bubble charts

Perhaps ten years ago, reporting risk profiles or organisational threats was a challenging thing to do for many risk analysts on the job and while the majority of risk reports were fundamentally ordinary, it became apparent quite quickly that a simple list of hazards was never going to cut it.

In this blog we look at an…


Added by Martin Davies on August 18, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Using the ROC method to optimize controls

In the world of risk, analysts and managers alike try to reduce the likelihood of an event occurring by inserting controls between the event's driving factors and its outcome.

While the logic around this is sound, not all controls are equal and more often than not, some key risk indicators emit erroneous measures which…

Added by Martin Davies on August 13, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Multi-Family Sector soars above all other CRE Asset Classes

Our partners at marcus evans have conducted an interview with Anika Khan, Economist at Wells Fargo Securities, recently and kindly gave us a preferential permission to publish it on our website.…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on August 10, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Risk Leadership: Balancing Resilience

Christchurch City Council has just released a blueprint for the future of the city's CBD, entitled the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. It is bold and imaginative and makes this statement: "we are here and we will be back better than ever before".

I have just returned from meetings with city planners and consultants in Christchurch during which we discussed recovery operations and the challenges they are facing. The planning time frame is years but we all know the implications will…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 8, 2012 at 2:25am — No Comments

webinar Using ISO 31000Rx to add value to client organisations’ risk management implementation

a free Webinar about an organisation development-  and diagnostic risk approach to implementing ISO 31000 in organisations.

The Webinar involves a brief presentation by Dr. Dean Myburgh, a New Zealand-based Risk Management Consultant with specialist diagnostic expertise; there will also be an opportunity for discussion on this approach that enables consultants and internal risk management facilitators to:

  • Facilitate risk identification and discussion at all levels, both…

Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on August 6, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

ISO 31010 and Loss Modeling

One of the most concerning trends that continually persists in operational risk management, is the lack of interest from analysts to attempt to quantify this risk exposure coherently.

In this blog we look operational risk from the perspective of the normal and the extreme.…


Added by Martin Davies on August 6, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments

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