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Issue #40

Issue #40Editor's Letter - Experience counts: How will firms cope with expected changes to the operational risk capital approaches, having lost the majority of the previous generation of practitioners?
News: Analysis of the major news issues of the past few weeks, covering a proposed crackdown on the asset management industry, cyber security expectations, bribery issues, developments in cryptocurrencies and the evolution of banking.
Interview - Caroline Coombe, ORIC International: The Risk Universe poses a series of questions to Caroline Coombe, chief executive of ORIC International.
Spotlight - Know-your-People: Spurred by the tragic events around Germanwings Flight 4U9525, The Risk Universe takes a look at the sound practice of knowyour-people and the costs of not doing so.
Regulatory Update: Recent comments from the Basel Committee about continual bank reform, as well as the introduction of yet another regulatory authority in the UK and the suggestion of an unexpected future possible role for the Bank for International Settlements.
Making Sense out of Uncertainty: Ravi Gupta, prompted by an insightful question from his son, explores exactly what risk is and how to create a simple framework to explain this difficult to grasp concept.
How To... Establish an accountabilities matrix: Against a backdrop of proposed regulatory changes, The Risk Universe provides guidance for the establishment of an accountabilities matrix, which includes delegations of authority.
Sharing Scenarios - Injury to staff during robbery: This month’s scenario looks at the implications for a firm given injuries to staff during a robbery. Find out the results of last month’s scenario benchmarking exercise.
Risk Classifications - Physical accidents and injuries to the public on company premises: Mike Finlay takes a look at the risk of physical accidents and injuries to members of the public while on the premises of the firm and what implications this may hold for the firm.
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.