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As the business and operating environment changes, there has been a greater demand for transparency and accountability as to the pic-1-COSO-Framework-300x208.jpeg?profile=RESIZE_710xintegrity of internal control. This has become very critical today as businesses drive to enhance the likelihood of them achieving their objectives and be able to adapt to changes in the global business environment.

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) released in 1992 the Integrated Internal Control Framework that will enable orga

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GFMI will host the 11th Edition Model Risk Conference on January 24-26, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. This 11th installment will bring together leading professionals in model risk, model validation, model governance, and in other related roles to help financial firms produce high quality models that are compliant with the regulations. By attending this conference attendees will learn how to enhance model risk management in an evolving inter-agency framework and how other firms are implementing diff

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As the FRTB implementation race begins, it is crucial that banks now get a thorough understanding of the structure of trading desks, refine operating models and the front office and transform the market risk infrastructure effectively in order to meet the so called ‘FRTB standard’. With less that 18 months to go, banks are under pressure to develop high quality and consistent projects that will minimise the risk of capital charges and ensure integrity across the front office, risk and finance de

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Jeanette Franzel, board member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), recently spoke at the American Accounting Association (AAA), according to The Wall Street Journal. She says audit-oversight inspections show a twenty percent increase (since 2013) in internal-control deficiencies of company audits. Inspections also indicate that 36 percent of company audits now have internal-control deficiencies, which constitutes a threefold increase from five years ago.

Franzel indicated th

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8028227458?profile=originalThe Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) released its Internal Control – Integrated Framework document all the way back in 1992 to assist publicly traded organizations adhere to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Section 404. COSO considers internal controls to be an integral part of enterprise risk management (as does LogicManager), and as such, any changes to the Internal Controls best practices has a direct effect on organizations with Enterprise Risk Management p

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Errors in financial models that banks use on a daily basis could lead to tremendous financial and non-financial losses. It is crucial for banks to understand how they could minimize and manage model risk effectively. In addition, the OCC and the Federal Reserve have recently released new guidelines on model risk management, which will significantly modify their existing model risk management practices.

 

Vilen Abramov, Vice President, Model Risk Control at KeyBank answered a series of questions wr

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The past three years have seen a number of man-made and natural disasters bring risk management demands to the forefront of executives and board directors. Fat-tail risks that have a low probability, but a very high impact to the organization, such as the Japanese tsunami, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill or the euro-zone liquidity crisis, have been front and center, creating a renewed interest in enterprise risk management (ERM) practices.

John Brown, Director, Risk Management, Supply Chain & Techni

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First, what is Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 compliance? It is the legal requirement for public companies that senior management state that their company's financial reporting is accurate. Sounds simple? The expense and the value are all in the execution. How is that done? Simply put, the flow of information from the financial reports themselves is traced and connected to the activities that generate that information and the resources that are depended upon to generate that information. That sounds l

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Research from the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors has revealed that more than half of the fines handed out by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2011 were as a result of weak internal risk management systems. 

Fines can be issued by the FSA when organisations breach any of the eleven principles (operational and ethical). The research announced by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors this week, shows that 60% of the FSA’s fines in 2011 were as a result of weak risk manage

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Puneet Kapoor answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming 5th Annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference, March 19-21, 2012 in Chicago, IL. All responses represent the view of Mr. Kapoor and not necessarily those of Walgreens.

What value does the risk management process add to Management’s decision making process?

PK: Decision making is an exercise of making choices. When evaluating choices to make the most appropriate decision, one has to weigh the risks and re

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We have confirmed the conference to take place at The Sutton Place Hotel in Chicago, IL from March 19-21, 2012: http://www.chicago.suttonplace.com/default.htm

Spaces are limited for both the event and hotel, so please make sure to book your room ASAP. Cut-off date to book at the discounted rate is February 27th!

Join current attendees from:
Cliffs Natural Resources
ONEOK
BNSF Railways
ASSA Compania de Seguros
Cemex Central
Apollo Group
Indiana Public Retirement System
HCA
Endbrige Gas Distributi

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In this challenging environment, board members and management executives are striving to maintain their tight grip on costs while maintaining a proper focus on enterprise-wide risk.

Jack S. Dybalski is Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Xcel Energy. He will be a key speaker at the marcus evans 5th Annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference taking place in from March 19-21, 2012 in Chicago, IL.

Jack Dybalski is the Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Xcel Energy based in Denver, Colora

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With only 4 weeks left until the Life Sciences Internal Audit Conference, February 8-9, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA, don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend the event!

Join key speakers, including:
Andy Weintraub, Director, Group Internal Audit at AstraZeneca
David Bolton, Internal Audit Manager at Biomet, Inc.
Tami McLaine, Director, Audit at Baxter International
Katie McCormick, Senior Manager, Corporate Analysis & Control at Boston Scientific Corporation
Jeffrey Antoon, Director, Corporate

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CIS-Partners, a consulting firm specializing in compliance strategies for the pharmaceutical industry, wrote an article entitled, “Don’t Get Burned”. The main focus of this article is to discuss how organizations are shifting to third-party vendors and in turn, how internal auditors need to respond to the risks associated with this process.

View article here: http://www.cis-partners.com/downloads/RiskWatch_June2011_Don'tGetBurned.pdf

CIS-Partners is a sponsor of the upcoming marcus evans Life Sc

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New companies with a market capitalization under USD 1 billion will now be able to opt-out of regulations within section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act for the first ten years after going public. This option was previously available to companies under USD 75 million.

 

Congressman Ben Quayle introduced the Startup Expansion and Investment Act to, “make it easier for emerging companies to access the capital necessary to expand and create jobs”. Quayle noted that removing one of the many regula

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ERM Outlook - Where is ERM Going?

The economic crisis of the last few years has forced a renewed focus on the process of risk identification, management and mitigation. Executives are taking a much closer look at their strategic risk management challenges in order to formulate more rigorous and effective Enterprise Risk Management programs.

Howard Rosen FSA, MAAA, CERA is the Senior Director and Insurance Enterprise Risk Management Practice Leader at Standard & Poor’s. He will be a key speaker at the marcus evans Enterprise Risk
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Join over 16 industry leading experts at the Hilton Times Square in New York City, NY from July 14-15, 2011. Venue information here: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/NYCTSHF-Hilton-Times-Square-New-York/index.do

This practical, hands-on event will enable delegates to benchmark their ERM strategies against their peers, and is a “must-attend” conference for banks to stay ahead of the game by developing a comprehensive ERM program.

Hear from:
FDIC
KeyBank
PNC Financial Services Group
Bank of Montrea

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