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Safer financial system

More capital = end of financial crises

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]23.04.2019, 10:50

The financial system now is safer than it was before the financial crisis in 2008 and that is almost entirely a result of better-capitalized banks, argued John Cochrane, Senior Fellow of Hoover...

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Natural Catastrophe Preparedness

Master the Disaster

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]25.01.2019, 14:38

When natural disaster catches a company under-prepared, the chief financial officer is increasingly on the hot seat to break the bad financial news to shareholders and investors.

That according to a...

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Singapore Fintech Festival 2018

The missed opportunity of digitization

Andreas Eicher [RiskNET]14.11.2018, 09:26

It is hot and humid in Singapore's November and almost every afternoon the rain breaks its way. Then it almost seems as if the sky wants to cry. A visit to the "Singapore Fintech Festival...

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The Canadian Property Market

A holistic approach to real estate risk management

Volker Liermann | Nikolas Viets | Stefan Grossmann07.08.2018, 06:55

Unprecedented low interest rates, booming asset prices and the ever increasing challenge to remain profitable have led financial institutions in many parts of the world, and in Canada in particular,...

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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...

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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...

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Country risk

Global sector risks in precarious balance

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]13.12.2016, 16:55

At the end of 2016, global sector trends remained mixed, including in the regions that until now have been relatively spared by the increase in risks. Over the whole year, across 12 sectors evaluated...

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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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Turla Hiding in the Sky

Cyberespionage Group Exploits Satellites

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]14.09.2015, 15:36

Turla is a sophisticated cyberespionage group that has been active for more than 8 years. The attackers behind Turla have infected hundreds of computers in more than 45 countries including...

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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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Attackers Succeed With Speed and Precision

Threat landscape 2015

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]15.04.2015, 19:48

In today’s hyper-connected world, it is no longer a question of if you will be attacked — but when. Symantec’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Volume 20, exposes a tactical...

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Stealing Millions and Hungry for More

The Dyre Wolf Campaign

John Kuhn [Senior Threat Researcher, IBM]08.04.2015, 11:42

IBM Security has identified an active campaign using a variant of Dyre malware that has successfully stolen more than $1 million from targeted enterprise organizations. The campaign, named "The...

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45th World Economic Forum

New Framework to Help Companies Calculate Risk of Cyberattacks

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]30.01.2015, 11:47

The World Economic Forum and its partners have developed a new way for organizations to calculate the impact of cyberthreats. The framework, called "cyber value-at-risk" comes at a time...

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Learning from the future

Scenario analysis

Frank Romeike [Editor in Chief]30.01.2015, 10:38

The following quotation is attributed to the US strategist, cyberneticist and futurologist: "Anyone can learn from the past. What we need to today is learn from the future." Kahn is one of...

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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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