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.
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.
Ranging from innovation to sanctions, this piece provides an overview of the 10 biggest risks in the Anti Financial Crime space for 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Geneva Association
The aim of this paper is to establish a database on studies,
articles and working papers on cyber risk and cyber risk
World Economic Forum
The Global Risks Report 2017, 12th Edition is
published by the World Economic Forum within
the framework of The Global Competitiveness
and Risks Team.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).