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Issue #18

Issue #18Editor's Letter: The trouble with data.
 
News: Operational risk and cyber risks pose greatest threat; Immature approach to cyber risk; OCC seeks to raise awareness of cyber risk; Microsoft cyber-fraud sting; Regulators target digital currency; Risk director guidelines released; Another PPI mess; The end of the BIA?
 
Book Review - Risk and Governance: Sergio Scandizzo maintains that risk management and corporate governance are inextricably linked and calls on boards to focus on risk management.
 
If You Ask Me - Every Wall is a Door: The Risk Universe columnist Annie Searle shares questions posed to her by new students of operational risk that pose some home truths for the industry.
 
Spotlight - People: the hidden risk: Sandra Quinn addresses the importance of people risk management, which is often overlooked by firms.
 
Phantoms of the Dealing Rooms: Sebastian Fritz-Morgenthal and Hagen Rafeld examine what mandatory measures are required in financial institutions to detect rogue traders earlier.
 
How To... Quantify a potential legal exposure: With many firms facing legal action due to incidences of mis-selling, recent research by Loo Hong Jim Bryan seeks to determine the likely outcome using a statistical model based on empirical evidence.
 
Sharing Scenarios - Incomplete or unavailable consolidated exposure information: This month’s scenario assess incomplete information on current or projected consolidated exposures that affect decision making. Also find out the benchmarks to last month’s Sharing Scenarios.
 
Dear CEO: Every month an anonymous chief risk officer of a financial services firm writes a letter to his CEO detailing some of the issues he has always wanted to raise.
 
Risk Classifications - Unauthorised Execution of Transactions: The execution of trades and transactions outside of the individual’s permitted mandate, license or approved trading responsibilities.
 
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