Just where is operational risk going? This is the question that, in one form or another, seems to be dropping from the lips of most executives in the field these days. People are clearly worried.
Firms do not seem to be taking business continuity planning as seriously as they should, or indeed even as much as they have done in the past. By Ellen Davis
At the end of October, the City of London celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 'Big Bang' – the first big deregulation of the financial services industry in the UK.
A recent survey by OR&C and Norkom has found that while AML and anti-fraud software is being implemented more widely, firms face challenges in extracting value from their systems. Ellen Davis reports
This months OR&C Intelligence survey suggests that firms are preparing to buy into ERM but there are concerns that the change may not happen. Ellen Davis reports
Complaints are reaching me about the way in which the US regulators have released the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR). My sources point out that the advance notice of proposed rulemaking – released way back in those halcyon days of August 2003 –...
A bit of an update from me on what's happening at OpRisk & Compliance this month.
When I lived in New York City – for most of my 20s – I remember a Thai dinner with a university friend who moaned about the demise of her most recent relationship. Her complaint, oddly enough, was not that her boyfriend had cheated on her. She was...
I always find the purple and green backlighting that the Financial Services Authority uses on the stage sets at its events to be a bit disconcerting – something about the colour combination makes my eye ache.
As an American living in London, I've been acutely aware of the differences a small body of water can make to people's perceptions on certain issues.
Ellen Davis talks to Danièle Nouy, chair of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors about the CRD, Pillar III and divergence, along with other issues currently occupying the CEBS
Op risk programmes are no longer just about Basel II, according to the latest OR&C Intelligence survey. Ellen Davis reports
The US notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) has finally been published.
Well, has Basel II finally ridden off the rails in the US? This seems to be the case. The inclusion of a new study on Basel II, to be conducted by the General Accounting Office, does rather seem to threaten the timetable that the US regulators announced...
Welcome to the rechristened OpRisk & Compliance .
It's fairly clear from our feature on alternative forms of risk transfer for op risk that not much has happened in this space over the past two years, despite a lot of fine words from both the insurance industry and its clients.
There I was, sitting in a stuffy conference room in Brussels, watching what I like to call a ‘Shakespeare moment’ – when people interact in a way that captures a part of the essence of human behaviour.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) based in Brussels and members of the US House of Representatives in Washington DC are beginning to throw their weight around in the Basel II process.