Six Big Bank Risks for 2017

The risk landscape for banks has changed since last year. Dr. Clifford Rossi, Professor in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, breaks down the six most prominent risks facing large banks this year.

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James Nangle
From CRO to CxO: From Risk Management to General Management

As the Risk function matures, opportunities are increasing for Risk professionals to move into general leadership roles. We spoke with Mahesh Aditya, former CRO of Visa and current COO (designate) of Santander Holdings USA, to gain insight into this trend and get his perspective on a cross-functional career.

James Nangle
The Rise of the Chief Risk Officer

Leanna Orr

Sourcing and securing risk management talent has only gotten harder since the industry learned what happens without a enough of it. This article explains the path that some CROs have taken to arrive in their current roles and outlines the challenges of finding the right person for the job. 

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James Nangle
Top 10 operational risks for 2017

In a series of interviews that took place in November and December 2016, Risk.net spoke to chief risk officers, heads of operational risk and other op risk practitioners at financial services firms, including banks, insurers and asset managers. Based on the op risk concerns most frequently selected by those practitioners, we present our ranking of the top 10 operational risks for 2017.

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James Nangle
Advanced Communication Strategies for Incident Risk Management - Improving Response to Threats and Risks

Peter Poulos

Financial services organizations face growing complexities in business, technology,
information and supply-chain interdependencies. Furthermore, the risk management
landscape creates ongoing challenges around effectively monitoring, assessing and
responding to traditional and evolving threats. Taking a holistic and enterprise risk-based
approach towards defining and identifying threats is essential towards enhancing existing
frameworks for incident response and continuity planning.

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James Nangle
Cyber-Risk Oversight

Larry Clinton

NACD, in conjunction with AIG and the Internet Security Alliance, has identified five steps boards should consider as they seek to enhance their oversight of cyber risks. This handbook is organized according to these five principles. 

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Kate Bullis
Fostering a Culture of Risk Management

Clifford Rossi

A poor risk culture may not manifest its deficiencies when times are good, but when the next crisis hits, a lacking risk culture will betray the firm when it counts. I’ve seen too many otherwise good franchises relegated to the history books because their risk culture let them down. The good news is that we know what effective risk culture looks like, and making an investment to create that environment ensures your firm is able to weather whatever financial storm comes its way.

The Rise of the Go-To-Market Officer

Kate Bullis, SEBA International

This week is Dreamforce, Salesforce’s biggest event. Over the years, Dreamforce has mushroomed, not just in terms of the number of attendees, but the type. As the participant mix has evolved from mostly sales to sales and marketing, it follows that one can expect to see more Go-to-Market Officers (GTMO) in attendance, particularly given how prevalent the combining of these two functions has become.  Where is this combination role coming from and why is it gaining popularity?

The Changing Role of the CRO

RiskMinds

In the wake of Wells Fargo testimony, Thomas Curry of the OCC has stated that there will be a program for regulated banks on culture and sales strategy. In the news today, the Fed sent out a directive with a similar message. So, when bad things happen, there can be a piling on in the regulatory world these days. In this context, the panelists shared their observations, focusing on models, costs and international issues related to compliance.

Hiring a CMO: A Design Thinking Approach

Kate Bullis, SEBA International

If you want to hire the new breed of CMO, you need a new approach to recruiting. I would argue that one particularly promising approach is design thinking. The five steps of the design thinking process ‒ empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test ‒ create a terrific framework for a CMO search process and help to increase the chances of zeroing in on the best CMO for your company.

PRMIA: Salary Survey Report 2015

PRMIA

The risk profession is still in many ways in its infancy but has become more dynamic and visible since the financial crisis. As compliance and standards of risk practice continue to evolve, so too does the staffing and pay of the risk professional.

The Economist: Retail Banking, In Tech We Trust

The Economist

For the first time in three years, the post-crisis regulatory squeeze no longer tops our retail banking trends. Banks may not like the renewed regulatory focus on know-your-client and suitability, but they now have a more pressing draw on their resources: financial technology (fintech).

Kate Bullis