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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Private Banking - Evolve or Dissolve

Private banking needs to evolve if it is to survive.  

In this article we are going to look at the changing market dynamics and the challenges for private banking in Asia.  Private banking has experienced huge growth across both the domestic and expatriate community but it has reached a tipping point where change is imminent. If private banking is to continue to prosper over the coming years ahead, it is going to need to take advantage of these trend shifts rather than push against them.

There are two recommended and outstanding presentation links at the end of this blog which are worth reviewing.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Scenario Analysis for Operational Risk

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There appears to be a resurgence of interest from risk managers to engage formally in scenario analysis. This interest appears to be driven in part, from banks operational risk departments; hoping that they can move their risk framework onto the Advanced Measurement Approach of Basel II.

While Basel-III's predecessor to Basel-II doesn't require any changes to a bank's operational risk framework, some institutions are still looking to improve their operational risk reporting systems and they are attempting to achieve this goal through the scenario analysis route.

In this article we will discuss this recent curiosity in scenario analysis and provide a complete presentation which can be downloaded that explains how to build a best practice scenario analysis program for operational risk.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

UK Banks heading for another disaster

Unbelievable but unfortunately it appears that UK banks are heading for another disaster and so soon after the recent credit crisis took grip of the country.

It was reported by the FSA that UK banks have been hiding distressed retail assets on their books by forcing a restructure to the amount of 63% of their entire home loan portfolios. This is dire, perhaps one of the most serious pieces of news I have read for the last six months and it is right up there with the possible collapse of the US dollar. In this blog, we are going to take look at this claim and its potential implications for the British economy.