Existing risk management information systems proved too fragmented and cumbersome to meet the requirements of decision-makers during the crisis. David Rowe argues that a major reappraisal is required
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It is sometimes said modern banks are really technology companies in disguise because of how central their systems are to their operations. HSBC is no exception, and employs even more developers than Microsoft. This resource has proved crucial in stitching...
Banks realise the importance of measuring and managing risk on an enterprise-wide basis, but aggregating data across various business lines and obtaining consistent information remains difficult. How are banks responding to the challenge?
Over the past few years, there has been a general trend for greater accounting and auditing disclosure of derivatives positions driven by IAS 39, Mifid and other directives. As banks and asset managers announce large writedowns on structured derivatives...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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