Managing operational risk at commodity trading firms

Managing operational risk

Regulatory compliance

Commodity trading organisations have faced numerous types of risk throughout the evolution of the industry. In today’s market, anticipating and responding to various operational risks has become particularly challenging and increasingly critical. 
Several recent examples highlight the importance of effectively managing operational risk:

- In September 2011, UBS suffered a rogue trading incident resulting in a loss of $2.3 billion, after which the company’s chief executive, Sergio Ermotti

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