Risk Strategy

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Business interruption on the rise

Modern supply chains vulnerable to disruption

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]21.12.2015, 21:07

Collapsed buildings, damaged factories or destroyed shipping containers: Whenever natural catastrophes or man-made disasters strike the physical damage is often devastating for companies. However,...

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Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hikes

It Really Is Different This Time

Erik Weisman [MFS]17.12.2015, 09:27

Now that the US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time in nine years, investors want to know how this rate-hiking cycle might proceed and, more important, how markets will...

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Statistics, Psychology and the Risk Paradox

Are We Afraid of the Wrong Things?

Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn [Universität Stuttgart]15.12.2015, 16:26

New technologies, sophisticated mathematical models and increasingly comprehensive statistical surveys have brought – and continue to bring – huge advances in our understanding of risk management....

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Thoughts on Ethically Sound Risk Management

The Philosophy of Risk

Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin20.11.2015, 08:30

Risk is not something that concerns only mathematicians and financiers – it is also of interest to philosophers. Whenever we start to think about things such as threats, hazards, damage, harm or...

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Wall Street’s Sexiest Models

On Financial Models and Game Theory

Volker Bieta13.11.2015, 08:00

In the wake of the sub-prime mortgage crisis, many have voiced doubts as to whether financial models are fit for purpose. At the time the crisis struck, in the autumn of 2007, many market...

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Remembering the Father of Fractals

Beautiful, Colourful Risk

Frank Romeike [Editor-in-chief RiskNET]11.11.2015, 06:30

"The goal of science has always been to reduce the complexity of the world to simple rules." This quote comes from Benoît B. Mandelbrot, who was one of the few people to imbue mathematics...

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Independent Price Verification

Prudent valuation of financial instruments

Dorothee Hockel/Yvan Robert03.11.2015, 09:00

Prudent valuation of financial instruments, based on independently verified prices, became more and more importance during past years. Implications from severe mismarking and even fraudulent...

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Survey on risk management in the logistics industry

The mind-set has not changed ...

Michael Huth29.10.2015, 15:09

My colleague, Dirk Lohre, Professor at Heilbronn University, and I have been conducting empirical research in the logistics industry since 2008. Out intention has been - and still is - to monitor the...

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The Changing Role of the Risk Manager

Influence of Risk Managers is Growing

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]13.10.2015, 11:06

More than seven out of ten (71%) of risk managers say their overall level of influence is greater now than it was three years ago according to a survey of 500 companies in Europe, the Middle East and...

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Global MMOG/LE

Standardized supplier evaluation can be used for assessing risks

Michael Huth18.09.2015, 13:00

The automotive industry is one of the most important industries for Germany (and also in many other industrial countries worldwide). For logistics and supply chain management, there arise certain...

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The costs and benefits of lifting sanctions against Iran

A drowning man is not troubled by rain

Steen Jakobsen [Saxo Bank]03.09.2015, 18:07

The Iranian proverb "A drowning man is not troubled by rain" captures why Iran and the US were and are almost desperate to strike a deal to lift Iranian sanctions.

For Iran, the harsh...

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Review of natural catastrophes

ENSO oscillation and weather extremes

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]14.07.2015, 13:56

The review on the natural catastrophes for the first half of 2015 was characterised by the earthquake in Nepal and by the heatwave that affected India and Pakistan. Some 12,000 people fell victim to...

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FIRM Offsite and Research Conference 2015 follow-up

Risk remains risky

Frank Romeike [Editor-in-chief]14.07.2015, 10:29

"Taunus. As high as you can go. Because the Taunus is full of high points – and offers so much at such a high level" that's the punchy slogan on the Taunus Tourism website. High points at a...

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GRC survey 2015

There's no reward without risk

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]10.07.2015, 09:06

Operating a business requires taking risks. Organizations that identify and manage these risks well are positioned to grow and remain successful. That is the result of this year's global governance,...

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Global risk management survey

More focus on risk management

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]01.07.2015, 08:19

In an age of heightened and evolving regulatory expectations, financial institutions must not only comply with regulations, but also find the flexibility to respond quickly and effectively to future...

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