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Issue #61

Issue #61Editor's Letter - Hindsight is a wonderful thing: Nobody understands the benefit of hindsight better than an operational risk manager, writes editor, Carrie Cook
 
News: Analysis of the major risk-related news stories of the past few weeks, including the latest on the Yahoo data breach, more RMBS fines and a summary of 2017’s risk predictions.
 
Risk collaboration is the key to success: Collaboration is the only way risk managers can really tackle issues such as cyber, reputational impact and business interruption, says Julia Graham, deputy CEO of Airmic.
 
Risk models: A general strategy: Operational risk expert Peter Mitic from Santander provides tips on comparing the suitability of risk models in light of recent proposals from BCBS.
 
Regtech: Tackling regulation with innovation: Everybody’s talking about fintech, but what about regtech? Jan-Maarten Mulder takes a look at how a wave of new companies are working to help address complex financial regulation with innovation.
 
How self-interest influences our decisions: In their new book, Risky Business, Anna and Mark Withers explain why we are frequently fooled by powerful unconscious biases. Here they look specifically at the overwhelming influence of self-interest on what are supposed to be completely independent and unbiased business decisions.
 
Case study: The end of the world’s oldest bank?: In a new regular feature slot, RiskBusiness’ Mike Finlay takes a detailed look at the many possible operational risk-related observations of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena case.
 
If you ask me - 2016: the year political risk Trumped every other: Volatility and political risk may be an opportunity for the revenue side, but it’s a different story for operational risk, writes Howard Stein.
 
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: why 2017 should be the year of positive thinking.