The Basel Committee's 2014 revision of its operational risk capital framework, along with the multi-billion-dollar settlements that financial institutions had to make with financial authorities, has made operational risk the key focus of risk management. The Journal of Operational Risk stimulates active discussions of practical approaches to quantify, model and manage this risk, also discussing current issues in the discipline, and is essential reading for keeping practitioners and academics informed of the latest research in operational risk theory and practice.
The Journal of Operational Risk considers submissions in the form of research papers and forum papers, on the following, but not limited to, topics:
- Modelling and management of operational risk
- Recent advances in techniques used to model operational risk, for example: copulas, correlation, aggregate loss distributions, Bayesian methods and extreme value theory
- Pricing and hedging of operational risk and/or any risk transfer techniques
- Data modelling external loss data, business control factors and scenario analysis
- Models used to aggregate the different types of data
- Causal models that link key risk indicators and macroeconomic factors to operational losses
- Regulatory issues, such as Basel II or any other local regulatory issue
This issue contains four technical papers. Two of which deal with an analysis of the SMA, one paper deals with data and another tackles statistical issues around the quantification of operational risk.
The papers in this issue focus on value-at-risk and subexponential random variables, aggregating operational risk data, Bayesian analysis in operational risk, and IT risk.