Duncan Wood

Global editorial director,

Duncan Wood is the London-based global editorial director, promoted to this role at the start of 2019. Prior to this, Duncan was editor-in-chief of from 2015, with a remit to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Duncan had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.

In the intervening years, Duncan was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work appearing in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles.

Duncan has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has also won Incisive Media’s journalist and editor of the year awards.

Articles by Duncan Wood

Crowd busting

The financial crisis revealed most dealers had near-identical exposures in exotic derivatives markets – whether in credit, interest rates, equity or inflation – leaving them unable to exit or hedge their positions when markets tanked. How have traders…

Profits of doom

An analyst at JP Morgan has predicted recent changes to derivatives regulations could drastically cut return on equity at investment banks. Will banks look to exit certain business lines with less attractive risk-adjusted returns as a result? Duncan Wood…

The weight of blame

The public's perception of banks has hit rock bottom, and politicians have pounced on the opportunity provided by the crisis to increase their own popularity. So banks face not only loss of business but also increased regulation.

Credit pricing principles

In the wake of the financial crisis, some dealers acknowledged they were lax in pricing credit into derivatives trades, and pledged to be more attentive in future. With confidence now returning to the market, will competitive pressures overrule these…

He who laughs last

Professor Leon Metzger is a seasoned campaigner on the importance of internal controls within asset management firms, and has faced ridicule over the years from those who valued returns over operational controls. Then along came Madoff. No-one's laughing…

Raiders of the loss arc

Regulators are looking at ways to remove pro-cyclicality from accounting standards, with some advocating the scrapping of incurred loss models in favour of dynamic provisioning

Spanish sensibility

BBVA's global head of operational risk, Jordi Garcia, takes a pragmatic, hands-on approach to managing the Spanish bank's op risk. Duncan Wood talks to this veteran of the industry about the unique quality of Spanish loss data, Basel II and life at the…

Setting the scene

Scenario analysis is often used to plug the gaps that conventional data can't fill. But it might have more to offer. Duncan Wood investigates

Keeping the wheels turning

When confronted with business continuity issues, energy giant E.ON used to turn to a printed manual. Now it has introduced a constantly evolving system to deal with BCP challenges. Duncan Wood investigates

Future options

Operational risk derivatives have been touted for a few years now, but interest in them moves in waves. The current tide is high, however. Duncan Wood tests the water

Decoding the data

With less than six months to go before Mifid takes effect, banks need to address the data-storage and management requirements they will face. Duncan Wood reports

Bumf and bumf-ability

Each time a directive is altered in the run-up to implementation, the resulting rewording and reprinting of documentation can prove almost as challenging as getting the changes accepted by the industry. When that directive is as large as Mifid, a whole…

All in the mind

The number of op risk patent applications filed in the US has soared. Duncan Wood investigates the efforts being made to protect intellectual property

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