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Risk Heat Map

How to Create a Risk Heatmap in Excel – Part 1

Risk heat maps are commonly used in operational risk management and are specially useful to represent a firm’s risks in a visual manner, highlighting the ones that need to be managed more closely. When assessing operational risk, the risk manager will typically use a spreadsheet to record its firm’s key risks and rate the impact and likelihood (or probability) assessment scores for […]

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10 Essential Risk Management Videos

10 Essential Risk Management Videos – Part 1

This article includes a series of Risk Management videos, covering several topics which are relevant specially for Market Risk professionals. The videos included cover the following topics (click on the different topics below to access directly the embedded video). Forwards Futures Hedging Hedging with Futures Put options Call options Put-Call Parity Combining Payoffs Payoffs Total […]

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10 Must Have Skills to be a Successful Risk Manager

10 Must Have Skills to be a Successful Risk Manager

As regulatory requirements shift and evolve, so must Risk and Compliance professionals keep improving and grow their skills and knowledge. Keeping up with regulation and ongoing wider regulatory programmes, as well as covering the day to day operations at financial firms or banks, requires that Risk Managers are constantly learning, adapting and systematically moving their […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Seventh annual global EY / IIF bank risk management survey

INFOGRAPHIC: Banks Risk Management Survey 2016 by EY

Banks have taken serious steps post-financial crisis to improve and even totally overhaul their Risk Management processes and systems . This has been an enormous challenge for banks as the industry regulation has increased exponentially post-financial crisis with capital and liquidity requirements also increasing. At the same time, CEO’s must keep their focus on increasing banking revenues to 10-15% […]

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An Overview of Operational Risk Management

VIDEO: An Overview of Operational Risk Management

Operational Risk has historically been considered by many as the less-important-“younger brother” of Credit Risk and Market Risk. Operational Risk has been growing in importance within financial services providers, being them top tier 1 banks, brokerage firms, investment management firms, financial boutiques, among others. The fundamental aspect of operational risk is that if a given (operational) risk occurs […]

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