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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Perhaps one of the most important Operational Risk management functions that seems to drive good banking is learning from the past. That is after we end up in some undesirable or even desirable place, there is this candidacy to step back through time and identify the root cause and driving factors f...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Bank for International Settlements has just amended (finally released) the Market Risk standard for Minimum Capital requirements for banks. Much of this update comes as no surprise to risk managers and these revisions were due for endorsement by the Central Regulator anyway. As we can expect, ke...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

About four years ago Causal Capital published a small presentation on Operational Risk titled “Op Risk Stories” that aimed to describe key advancements in operational risk management across the global banking sector. It was a balanced presentation in that it not only listed ten successful activities...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The post today has been inspired from a question a client put to me only last week, let's dig out that question and then we'll deal with the response.

"Martin, I have been seeing various risk managers on LinkedIn dismiss Risk Matrices as poor methods for reporting Enterprise Risk and I wondered what...

Saturday, December 8, 2018

One of my pet topics in Risk Management is Operational Risk in a Banking Context !!!

Patrick McConnell "Guan, very good point. Basel is lost on Operational Risk - new SMA is a disgrace"

Patrick is so spot on, SMA is a disgrace for at least three reasons. Firstly and foremost it is a proxy measure of...

Friday, July 13, 2018

Several auditors have asked us for more information on the topics that are covered in the Causal Capital Audit Report Writing material set.

The Causal Capital Audit Report Writing book has been developed to be part of the Causal Capital report writing Masterclass and consists of four core parts that...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Okay the Bank for International Settlements relents and let's slip about its insecurity on threats from the onslaught of noise from the cryptocurrency corner in a new publication it has titled "looking beyond the hype".

Right up front, here we go:

"They [ cryptocurrencies ] garner attention because th...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Okay, this is just a quick one for those who attended the webinar a couple of weeks back on State Space Theory and Monte Carlo.

During the presentation, we demonstrated the effects of ’Control Design Error’ versus ’Control Operation Quality’ through a Control Spread setting in our model. We also ente...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chit chatting with one of the technical analysts in Causal Capital just yesterday brought forward some curious ponderings on the different disciplines of risk management.

It would be fair to say that the difficulties of measuring Market Risk lie beyond the realm of data and are deeply entrapped in co...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

All very exciting, we have now finalized the QRA reading books along with the information portal. All attendees will receive a lifetime access to this library. This masterclass is so jam-packed with case studies and models, it takes two books to capture it all instead of just the one we normally pri...

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