Standards and Regulation

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Digitalisation, cyber security, disruptive innovations

Risks in the age of digital bank counters

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]03.04.2017, 22:51

Digitalisation, cyber security, disruptive innovations and new business models – the banking world has a lot of issues to deal with. Traditional banks in particular are having to reconsider their...

Interview

Risk Governance

Complexity, self-reinforcement, real time, tsunami

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]07.02.2017, 09:20

A look at current practice often reveals a dilemma in traditional risk management in companies. On the operational side of a business we find more mechanistic risk management – using standardized...

Interview

Interview with Christian Bluhm, CRO, UBS

The future belongs to stress test models

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]13.12.2016, 17:30

A study carried out a few years ago by the RiskNET competence portal revealed a great deal of potential for optimisation in commercial risk management. More than 50 percent of around 580 companies...

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Excellence in Risk Management & Compliance

RiskNET Summit 2016

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]07.12.2016, 17:07

"Spectrum." The dictionary definition includes a "rich variety". Delegates at the RiskNET Summit 2016 at Schloss Hohenkammer on 8 and 9 November experienced the huge range of...

Comment

Reduce "cost of compliance"

Effectively managing regulatory requirements

Martin Rohmann05.07.2016, 12:00

Banks are complaining about the increasing, practically unmanageable complexity of regulatory requirements, and about the huge implementation costs that institutions have to bear. However, there is...

Interview

Interview with Prof. Paul Embrechts, ETH Zürich

The complexity of Operational Risk

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]29.04.2016, 07:50

Operational risks and reputation risks play an increasingly important role in the financial sector and the real economy. But from a methodological perspective these risks – which often relate to very...

Interview

Interview with Prof. Matthias Müller-Reichart

Solvency II as conditio sine qua non in the insurance industry

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]14.04.2016, 08:00

After years of preparatory work, a new, uniform supervisory system for the European insurance industry came into existence on 1st January, 2016. Solvency II represents a new quantitative and...

Interview

Governance, Risk and Compliance

Non-compliance destroys value contribution

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]23.02.2016, 17:26

A look at the media tells you a great deal about the "soul of compliance". Management misconduct is a hot topic, whether it is in the automotive sector, banking or the pharmaceutical...

Study

Redefining business success in a changing world

CEO's concerns about geopolitics

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]20.01.2016, 08:42

Two-thirds of CEOs (66%) see more threats facing their businesses today than three years ago.  Just over a quarter (27%) believe global growth will improve over the next 12 months, a decline of...

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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...

Study

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...

Comment

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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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...

People

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...

News

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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