Haste makes waste in conduct risk spending

Efforts to prevent conduct failures may be misdirected


Life's always easier when you can actually give a proper definition of your number-one worry. Unfortunately, this isn't the case for operational risk managers at present, with 'conduct risk' still a frustratingly evasive concept for practitioners and regulators alike. At OpRisk Europe 2014, Jill Savager, a manager in the operational risk team at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), declined to define the term. "It's about behaviour," she said. "That is much harder to define." She is not