September 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Brand Building of Risk Management Department

"Your brand is created out of customer contact and the experience your customers have of you" - Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chairman, EasyGroup

The risk management departments are sometimes perceived in negative light due to their role in the organization. The business operation teams view the risk management departments as office police, watch dogs, critics and messengers of bad news. The basic job function of the risk management departments is to:

  1. Conduct…

Added by Sonia Jaspal on September 24, 2010 at 8:22am — 2 Comments

Q&A: Connecticut’s New Data Breach Mandate

Many states are enacting data breach notification laws, but Connecticut is the first state to have its insurance department get involved, enacting what is known as Bulletin IC-25. Wanting to know more about this recent development, I contacted Ed Goodman, chief privacy officer at Identity Theft 911. Below is our exchange:

What is Bulletin IC-25?

EG: On August 18, 2010, the Connecticut Insurance Department issued Bulletin…


Added by Shavonne Howlett on September 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The terrible troika - Uncertainty, Risk and Complexity

Risk management approach depends upon who you talk to - project managers have a different view from financial analysts who have a different approach from actuarties and so on. This can result in multiple and sometimes contradictory conclusions about the assessment of the risk of an event.

We frequently get questions about how complexity management is different from risk management. Luckily, complexity management does not suffer from this problem of diversity of opinions! But…


Added by B.R. Deshpande on September 14, 2010 at 8:43pm — No Comments

When your Parachute Doesn't Open

Do you have a plan for what to do when your parachute doesn’t open?

Well, if you do not, pay attention. Here is a 6 step checklist for what to do:

  1. Signal your Buddy.
  2. Get close with your Buddy.
  3. Link your arms through his/her straps.
  4. Open his/her chute.
  5. Let your Buddy steer the chute.
  6. Suggest that he/she look for an extra soft place to land…

Added by Riskviews on September 14, 2010 at 4:53am — 1 Comment

Striking the balance in data governance

Despite recent news reports that the Basel III liquidity requirements are to be pared back, financial institutions are still facing vast regulatory challenges. They already have to hold more capital and liquidity, as well as report on this daily. Going forward, institutions will also have to demonstrate the processes and controls used to put together reliable information. Never before have risk and data management been so interwoven.

The real challenges facing institutions…


Added by Norbert Boon on September 13, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

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Added by Erica Tamika Edmond on September 13, 2010 at 8:25am — No Comments

Getting Real About Reputation Risk

Why should organizations be concerned about Reputation Risk?

As the world become more and more networked, more and more companies are exposed to a changing set of vulnerabilities. The landscape of risk has changed. No longer can any country or organization ignore the

happenings of 911, Bali and London.

In this new world, incidents can damage a good reputation purely because an organization can take too long…


Added by Deon Binneman on September 11, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

new hedge fund

Dear Investor,

A new hedge fund is opening in Hong Kong, offering the following

yields and risk:

1. $25K Minimum Investment

a) $12K remains in a CD deposited with HSBC. This capital is not at risk.

b) $13K is utilized by the fund for first three months of operations.

2. Yield is 20% APR ($5K per year), plus $250K after one year.

Note: this offer only applies to the first $25K. Amounts after this

will obtain different yields depending on the projects they invest… Continue

Added by anil jha on September 6, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Creating a risk-focused organisation

The nature and type of risks facing the organisation:

One of the main challenges facing managers in today's constantly changing business environment is dealing with uncertainty and creating a risk-focused culture within their organisations. New technologies, new concepts (such as social media and web 2.0), and changing market dynamics are all presenting managers with both threats and…

Added by Peter Chisambara on September 2, 2010 at 3:05pm — 8 Comments

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