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FIRM yearbook 2020

From machine learning to risk culture

The digital revolution is advancing. Technological developments are rapid and are changing the way we get information and communicate. In the age of digitalisation, it's only right that the ninth…

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Value-added risk mitigation

Digitalisation is transforming insurance

Digital transformation empowers consumers to be more informed and independent than ever before, and equips insurers with the tools to cater to customers' current and future needs. This leads to…

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Central banking and financial stability in the age…

The green swan

Climate change poses new challenges to central banks, regulators and supervisors. A new book, published by the BIS (Bank for International Settlements), reviews ways of addressing these new risks…

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Safer financial system

More capital = end of financial crises

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

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…

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Singapore Fintech Festival 2018

The missed opportunity of digitization

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 2018"…

Andreas Eicher [RiskNET]

Natural disaster losses

Tropical cyclones dominate nat cat picture of 2019

820 natural catastrophes caused overall losses of US$ 150bn, which is broadly in line with the inflation-adjusted average of the past 30 years. A smaller portion of losses was insured compared with…

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Influence of 'risk talk'

RiskTalk: can a better conversation help fend off disaster?

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…

Anette Mikes
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Country risk

Global sector risks in precarious balance

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…

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Financial Stability Board Publication

Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity standard

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…

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Turla Hiding in the Sky

Cyberespionage Group Exploits Satellites

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

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…

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Attackers Succeed With Speed and Precision

Threat landscape 2015

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…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

The Canadian Property Market

A holistic approach to real estate risk management

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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Stealing Millions and Hungry for More

The Dyre Wolf Campaign

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

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 when…

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45th World Economic Forum

A "Dangerous Mistake" to Ignore Uncertainty

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

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…

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Banking Industry

Thoughts on the Impact of Machine Learning

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…

Farhad Khakzad
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