Many unprepared for pandemic


With swine flu pandemic momentum growing, news reports appeared in late May suggesting the World Health Organisation (WHO) pandemic alert level could soon be raised to six. However, a new global study of business continuity preparedness at banks shows many firms might be caught short if the pandemic does escalate.

As of late May, the WHO has counted around 10,300 cases of swine flu, spread out over 41 countries, causing 80 deaths. The WHO says this strain has not been seen previously in either

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Investment banks: the future of risk control

This survey report explores the current state of risk controls in investment banks, the challenges of effective engagement across the three lines of defence, and the opportunity to develop a more dynamic approach to first-line risk control

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