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Banking Industry

Thoughts on the Impact of Machine Learning

Farhad Khakzad15.02.2018, 13:57

In 1890, a company was founded in the USA that eventually developed into a leading brand. 80 years after its inception, the company had a market share of approximately 90% in its core field of...


Global Risks 2018

World Enters Critical Period of Intensified Risks in 2018

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]22.01.2018, 16:14

The prospect of strong economic growth in 2018 presents leaders with a golden opportunity to address signs of severe weakness in many of the complex systems that underpin our world, such as...


Risk Landscape 2018

Business interruption and cyber incidents dominate risk landscape

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]19.01.2018, 10:06

They take aim at the backbone of the connected economy and, when they strike, can jeopardize the success, or even the existence, of companies of every size and sector. Business interruption (#1 with...

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RiskNET Summit 2017

Future risk management

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]12.12.2017, 20:30

Cyber hazards, sabotage, data theft, FinTechs, separatist movements, economic and geopolitical risks. The range of risks for all industries – and particularly for the financial sector – is wide and...


Defective product risk

Product recall risks growing in size and number

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]11.12.2017, 15:32

Samsung recalled 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after users reported flames and explosions caused by overheating batteries (estimated cost: $5bn+). Automaker, Toyota issued a recall on over four...


Influence of 'risk talk'

RiskTalk: can a better conversation help fend off disaster?

Anette Mikes27.10.2017, 21:38

We often respond to blunders such as the explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the Volkswagen emissions scandal by asking: What were they thinking? But before we...


Interview with Raffael Kalisch

Crises are the best "resilience training"

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]17.10.2017, 08:10

Engineers refer to a resilient system if failure of one part does not lead to complete failure of all technical systems. An ecosystem is said to be resilient if it returns to its initial condition...


Quo vadis Big Data?

Big Data and the world of algorithms and analyses

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]22.09.2017, 13:15

Big data is in fashion. Especially the economy has been calling for greater implementation of new methods of analysis for years. Some people are convinced that they can maintain an overview of...


Opportunity and risk management

In the shadow of risks there are also opportunities

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]05.07.2017, 08:54

Political and social risks, economic disagreements and increasing digitalisation – with rising volumes of data to be analysed – the insurance industry has to cope with a very heavy burden. We spoke...


Interview with Benedikt Doll, biathlete

Meticulous preparation and nothing left to chance

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]09.06.2017, 08:30

Sport and business have a lot in common. Not just in terms of sponsorship, advertising and TV contracts. The two disciplines also have parallels in the importance of meticulous preparation. Biathlon...



Approaches to study risk taking in neuroscience

Alexander Niklas Häusler | Bernd Weber01.06.2017, 10:03

To interpret insights from the field of neuroeconomics for other disciplines or applications in the domain of financial choices [for a short overview: see Häusler and Weber, 2015], it is important to...


Staying in the comfort zone as a risk

More speed – less risk

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]22.05.2017, 18:25

Dealing with risks, making decisions, taking on leadership roles, cooperating in a team, setting objectives, showing persistence and maybe sometimes the courage to turn back – these are all...


The success of "disruptive innovations" remains uncertain

Digital, more digital, disruptive

Andreas Kempf | Frank Romeike08.05.2017, 09:21

In the current discussion about digitalisation, there is one term that seems to be omnipresent and dominating a lot of media reporting (see Fig. 01). According to the newspaper FAZ, it's something...


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...


Statistics and Intuition

Quantitative methods are powerful instruments

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]09.03.2017, 10:35

It is not just risk managers who occasionally confuse correlation with causality, neglect variability and sampling error or multiply the probability of occurrence by the extent of loss and forget...

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