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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Risk Taxonomies

A recent poll on whether enterprise risk frameworks should employ a risk taxonomy or not seems to have turned out an encouraging result. Over 93% of risk practitioners voting gave a thumbs up for risk categorisation and only a handful of souls repelled the concept.

In this posting we look at four steps to bring a risk taxonomy into operation and a Dendrogram Cluster Report is demonstrated to show how risk can be prioritized within a taxonomy.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Two schools of thought for measuring op risk

I have been reading a lot of posts on many different risk forums of late and it appears that the Frequency x Magnitude argument for measuring operational risk, is a stubborn pandemic and a failing that is going to be nearly impossible to move on from.

How do we really measure operational risk?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

What is scenario analysis to op risk people?

Over the last few days, several people have discussed various scenario analysis techniques with me and going on general opinion, this risk assessment technique is very popular among operational risk analysts. Definitely no doubt there, but what scenario analysis means to one analyst, can often be something entirely different to another.

What does scenario analysis really mean to operational risk analysts?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Op Risk - 10 areas of success and 10 failures

Basel III slipping its deadlines isn't probably ground breaking news for anyone working in the Basel risk domain, it is even possible that Basel III may fail entirely but that is for another debate.

Today we are going to look at what worked-out in Basel II operational risk because this isn't a done deal either.