Types of operational risk loss by event, April 2010 to April 2012

The top five op risk loss events in April

Dollars down a black hole

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With a few exceptions, the top five loss events over the past two years have been relatively small. April 2012’s data continued this trend, but it also contained an unusually large number of ‘Insurance (non-BIS)’ events, ranging from failures to pay client claims, to shareholder lawsuits, to billing errors.

Although ‘Clients, products and business practices’ losses are the most common in the top five lists each month, large product flaw losses are rare. H

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