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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...