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Issue #52

Issue #52Publisher's Letter - The downside to tax avoidance: Publisher-in-chief Mike Finlay ponders the recent Panama Papers tax scandal and asks what this could mean for the banks linked to the story.
 
News: Analysis of the major risk-related news stories of the past few weeks, including a reaction from the operational risk community on the recent Basel Committee consultation.
 
If You Ask Me - Risk assessments are too backwards facing: Compliance expert and author, Kristy Grant-Hart, gives her view on how to create the perfect risk assessment, from the viewpoint of the compliance department.
 
Spotlight - Fintech – innovation and compliance: Andrew Frost explores the regulatory challenges faced by UK fintechs and discusses why compliance and regulation should be considered from the outset.
 
Regulatory Update: An update on recent regulatory developments, including the FCA’s business plan for the year ahead and new guidance from the FDIC.
 
How To... Build an international compliance programme: Experts in compliance training, Rhodri Kettle and Jonathan Bowdler, provide a step-by-step guide for operational risk professionals hoping to develop an effective compliance programme.
 
Event review: New Generation Operational Risk 2016: Carrie Cook reports on the Center for Financial Professional’s annual dedicated event for operational risk practitioners.
 
The Encryption Dustup: Our regular expert columnist Annie Searle takes a look at the implications of data protection laws in relation to the Apple encryption case.
 
Sharing Scenarios - Vendor Billing Fraud: The Risk Universe presents a scenario on a current operational risk topic and invites readers to take part. This month we focus on vendor billing fraud.
 
Data Classifications - The Bangladesh Bank hack: In a change to our regular feature on data classification issues and guidelines, RiskBusiness’ Mike Finlay takes a look at a recent operational risk event which affected several firms and cost one at least US$81m.
 
Dear CEO: Every month, an anonymous senior executive of a financial services firm writes a letter to the CEO about concerns they have always wanted to raise. This month, the chief risk officer muses on recent global events and the potential ramifications for the firm.