Financial Risk Management

Transforming the Risk Function to Increase its Effectiveness

Transforming the Risk Function to Increase its Effectiveness

The risk function at financial institutions is increasingly expected to act both as a cost-avoidance and brand-protection lever for the business as well as one that informs on value creation.

 
Understanding the Risk of “Immutable” Blockchain Applications

Understanding the Risk of “Immutable” Blockchain Applications

Blockchain has some powerful advantages, but a database that cannot be edited and software that cannot be turned off present unique and potentially troubling risks. 

 
Robotic Process Automation for Risk and Compliance

Robotic Process Automation for Risk and Compliance

Robotic process automation could help the risk and compliance function more efficiently manage data.

 
Will Bitcoin Turn Business on Its Head?

Will Bitcoin Turn Business on Its Head?

As the buzz around cryptocurrency intensifies, companies will need to carefully consider whether it will change how they do business.

 
The Importance of Financial Disaster Preparedness

The Importance of Financial Disaster Preparedness

Thorough preparation for a wide range of losses is essential for successful financial recovery after a catastrophic event.

 
Scanning the Risk Horizon: Industry Veterans Discuss Strategic Planning

Scanning the Risk Horizon: Industry Veterans Discuss Strategic Planning

Four industry veterans discuss how risk management contributes to their company’s strategic planning process.

 
Baby Boomers’ Impact on Small Business Formation

Baby Boomers’ Impact on Small Business Formation

With baby boomers driving small business formation, financial risk managers need to adjust their processes.

 
Making Cents of Bitcoin

Making Cents of Bitcoin

As investors and consumers get involved with bitcoin and put millions of dollars at risk, regulatory oversight becomes a pressing concern.

 
Spheres of Influence: Risk Management After the Financial Crisis

Spheres of Influence: Risk Management After the Financial Crisis

The 2008 financial crisis taught risk managers to widen their scope when assessing a company’s risk exposures.

 
Hacking Away at the Bottom Line

Hacking Away at the Bottom Line

Target’s data breach highlights the costly risks retailers and card companies face from cybercriminals.

 
N.Y. Regulator Confronts Financial Risks

N.Y. Regulator Confronts Financial Risks

New York regulator Benjamin Lawsky is setting his sights on a variety of insurance and banking issues.

 
How Montana Has Become a Captive Domicile Hotbed in Recent Years

How Montana Has Become a Captive Domicile Hotbed in Recent Years

New rules have made Montana an up-and-coming domicile while legal issues influence captive claims.

 
In Search of an Underwriting Profit: The P/C Market at Midyear

In Search of an Underwriting Profit: The P/C Market at Midyear

The property/casualty market may be hardening, but the good news for insurance buyers is that increases will be moderate.

 
Behind Russia’s Risk Curtain

Behind Russia’s Risk Curtain

Risk is the norm in Russia, but simple strategies and vibrant capital markets can help businesses navigate a volatile currency environment.

 
The Rebirth of Risk Management

The Rebirth of Risk Management

New regulations and accounting rules are far from the death of risk management. They may actually be its salvation.