Operational Risk & Regulation - Volume 11/ Issue 2

Reality bites

Op risk management no longer sits solely in the theoretical space, and has been brought down to earth with a thud. Patrick de Fontnouvelle of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston predicts 2010 will be a year of focusing on the practicalities of…

Dubai: The legal issues highlighted by the crisis

Dubai World’s emergency debt restructure last year and the continuing debate over the integrity of sukuk products have rocked investor confidence in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Tricky structural work is needed to strengthen its legal…

Basel rules set to change

Despite the difficulty and cost involved, even banks accept that aspects of the old financial regulatory regime must yield their place and go. Patrick Blum asks industry consultants what Basel II reforms they expect to see in 2010, and how firms can…

Defining liquidity risk

When will firms start realising that liquidity risk contains operational risk? David Benyon argues that companies ignore this link at their peril, and looks towards a more all-encompassing approach to its management

The hidden risk

Risk is inherent in the use of spreadsheets within financial institutions but it has long been ignored. Now regulatory scrutiny into processes is spurring growth in the market for spreadsheet control solutions. Nolan Gesher explains why they are worth…

Curbing your risk appetite

When setting their levels of acceptable risk, do firms know how much is too much? Deepa Govindarajan introduces the concept of a risk ceiling and investigates risk appetite

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