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Global Risk Map 2016

Geo-political instability causing disruption

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]18.01.2016, 08:45

The risk landscape for businesses is substantially changing in 2016. While businesses are less concerned about the impact of traditional industrial risks such as natural catastrophes or fire, they...

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Benefits and Risks of the New Insurance Regulation

Solvency II at the Gates

Prof. Dr. Helmut Gründl15.01.2016, 09:15

Investors and insurance policyholders are often confronted with complex products and providers’ opaque organisational structures. At the same time, the possibility that their claims will not be...

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Macroeconomic forecast

The recovery continues amid risks

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]13.01.2016, 09:17

The recovery in the Eurozone is expected to continue at a moderate pace. Real gross domestic product is estimated to increase by 1.5% in 2015, and by 0.4% in comparison to the previous quarters in...

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Zero interest rates and regulation create new risks

New risk models required

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]12.01.2016, 18:38

The combination of zero interest rates and more stringent regulatory requirements is creating additional risks for investors and the financial system as a whole. Asset managers must react to these...

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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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RMB Index

China has sent the Yellen Fed another strong message

John J. Hardy [Saxo Bank]15.12.2015, 16:17

On Friday, China’s central bank, the PBOC, posted a brief note on its website to indicate that it would publish a new and broad measure of the renminbi exchange rate, which it dubbed the "RMB...

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The Notion of the Risk ­Society in the Public Discourse

The Appeal of Disasters

Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Japp30.11.2015, 14:48

Even deciding to get married can have serious consequences. But clinging to the idea of large-scale risks – by, for example, positing the notion of a 'risk society' – obscures many of the everyday...

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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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Financial Stability Board Publication

Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity standard

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]09.11.2015, 12:55

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today issued the final Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) standard for global systemically important banks (G-SIBs).

The TLAC standard has been designed so that...

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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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