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Newly released reports into the failures of management at several major banks – HBOS, Barclays, and JP Morgan among them – show that some of the worst losses had roots deeper than the 2008 credit crisis. Toxic internal culture and poor management,...
Despite the crisis giving operational risk the recognition it deserves, its value continues to be called into question. Craig Spielmann, head of operational risk at RBS Americas, talks about learning from credit and market risk practices and the benefits...
Regulators are turning their attention to reliance on outsourcing – but there may be little that asset managers can do to reverse the trend, even if they wanted to
The Federal Reserve is planning a radical departure from traditional supervision by requiring the local offshoots of foreign banks to meet US capital and liquidity rules. Overseas banks are furious – and regulators are backing them publicly, amid fears...
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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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