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CFS Index

Financial institutions stop downsizing

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]26.01.2015, 09:00

The CFS Index, which measures the condition of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, increased significantly in the last quarter of 2014. It rose by 4 points to 115.4 points and reached...

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The world in 30 years

Robots Replacing People, Robots Serving People: Forecast for 2045

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]23.01.2015, 10:02

About 30 years ago the personal computer began to make its way into regular use – and it went on to transform society and the way we live our lives. Kaspersky Lab’s experts decided to mark that...

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45th World Economic Forum

A "Dangerous Mistake" to Ignore Uncertainty

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]21.01.2015, 11:26

Today’s global context is one of uncertainty, said Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation and Minister of Justice and Police. Uncertainty is prevalent in current conflicts and...

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Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes

Review of natural catastrophes in 2014

Redaktion RiskNET07.01.2015, 16:32

The absence of very severe catastrophes and a quiet hurricane season in the North Atlantic meant that losses from natural catastrophes in 2014 were much lower. At US$ 7bn, the most expensive event in...

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Cognitive neuroscience and risk

Risk Manager should not rely on heuristics or intuition

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]28.03.2014, 15:25

Leonardo da Vinci once claimed that all our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions. Thus, our (presumed) knowledge of risks also depends hugely on our very subjective and therefore highly...

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All models are wrong

One figure is better than none …

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]17.02.2014, 08:45

The assumptions of Gauss have formed the basis of public finance for more than a century. Traditional models and analytical methods for portfolio maximisation usually rest on the assumption that...

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