August 2014 Blog Posts (11)

Smaller Boards Mean Bigger Results, Study Finds


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on August 31, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Discussing Risk Data Strategy: An Interview with Philip Chamberlain

Risk data is an area that has been largely overlooked for many years. Today the situation is different and the area is facing increasing regulatory scrutiny, as Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs) rush to comply with the Basel 239 Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting. An enterprise’s success depends on its ability to analyze risk data efficiently and…


Added by Abby Wilson on August 29, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

ORSA Compliance: An Opportunity, Not An Obligation

Starting January 1, 2015, insurers across the United States are subject to a National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) model law requiring them to annually submit an Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA). ORSA is a self-assessment of sorts, requiring large and medium-size insurance groups* to report on their current and future risk management…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Most Important Risks - How Is Your Board Addressing Identified Risks?

Reputational Risk Draws Increased Board Awareness, But Not Action 

In its fifth annual board of directors survey, "Concerns About Risks

Confronting Boards," EisnerAmper surveyed directors serving on the boards of more than 250 publicly traded, private, not-for-profit, and private equity-owned companies to…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on August 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Global Professional Publishing Releases Risk Management Intro Book (read the First Chapter + 20% discount to buy the book)

Introduction to Risk  provides an introduction to the key risk, business resilience, and internal audit procedures issues facing banking professionals. It provides an understanding of risk assessment including…


Added by Jennifer Kern on August 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Latest Business Continuity Guide: Contingency Planning for Infectious Disease Pandemics

This Business Continuity Guide is contributed by our member Roland Teo

Contingency Planning for Infectious Disease Pandemics (4th version Mar 2014) Something to guide enterprises to prepare for MERS

Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on August 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Food For Thought – Create and Hone – Don’t fall for too many add-ons

I was reading a recent article from Knowledge@Wharton called “It’s Worth What!? Pressure-testing Companies with Sky-high Valuations” based on a book by Derek Lidow about Startups and what leadership style is needed at which point.  So if you are a stock market punter it is…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 14, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments

WSJ: Executives Report Inadequate Risk Management

Despite reports that more than 65% of organizations have adopted Enterprise Risk Management, executives remain unimpressed and skeptical of the value their ERM programs are providing versus what is needed.

A new report by APQC finds that fewer than 1 in 5 executives say their companies are effectively managing emerging risk, and the report's authors…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 13, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Contactless payments take-off in Slovakia

From a cold start to a bright future in less than six years! In 2008, a well-respected analyst house reported that “Europeans show little interest in contactless payments”. However, in 2013-2014, the two biggest card associations confirmed that contactless transactions had …


Added by Il'ja Ilit' on August 12, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Unraveling Extreme Value Theory

An interesting request came through from one of our customers today and is worth sharing on the Causal Capital blog because a lot of risk practitioners struggle with some of the more complex areas of modelling uncertainty. This is especially the case when risk managers are attempting to assess the size of impacts from catastrophes.…


Added by Martin Davies on August 6, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

ERM Software vs. SharePoint

Once SharePoint has taken root in a company, there’s a tendency to try to use it for everything. The mega-popular platform can accomplish many use cases, from social networking to document management. It’s no wonder then that Risk Managers have been asked to build their programs on SharePoint - and live and die with the consequences. If your organization is…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 4, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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