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The January 2016 implementation of Solvency II was a major step within the Insurance world. Its aims; improved protection for consumers, enhanced supervision, an increase EU market integration and a heightened international competitiveness of EU Insurers.  EIOPA's 4... Read more
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With the news that the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union, banks with offices in the UK are bracing themselves for the huge amount of organisational change that this unprecedented decision could bring.  With so much change and uncertainty coming... Read more
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  On the 29th June, RiskTraining teamed up with Ron Quaranta to deliver a 1 day workshop on Blockchain and how it can be implemented in the financial markets. The day was very well received, particularly with the panel inclussion at the end of the day. You can... Read more
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Earlier this year the Basel Committee unveiled proposals to replace all existing approaches to operational risk capital with the new standardised measurement approach. The introduction of these new capital rules for operational risk have attracted fierce debate within... Read more
Blog   -   General 13/06/2016
Stress for Insurers?
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Since the financial crisis, regulators have increasingly used stress testing as a tool to assess the capital strength and risk management/foresight practices of financial institutions. The expectations of regulators in regards to the ability of Insurers to carry out... Read more
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Until now, most regulatory standards issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision have been imposed on all EU banks through the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), but policy-makers are beginning to urge wide-ranging exemptions for smaller... Read more
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News published in Risk last month revealed some interesting and startling statistics on the progress some banks, such as Credit Suisse and UBS, are making in implementing the BCBS 239 directive. Progress reports have suggested as many as 45% of globally systemic... Read more
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Will the implementation of Blockchain in your firm be something that will significantly affect you and your team?  Risk.NET are pleased to introduce "Utilising Blockchain in Financial Markets" , This course has been specifically written with end users in mind,... Read more
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The publishing of the Bank of England's UK approach to stress testing in October 2015 has raised the bar considerably. A clear path of increasing stringency and requirements has been set until 2018 and it is certain that financial institutions will have to... Read more
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In case you missed it, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday published a statement on the Market Abuse Regulation set to be implemented from the 3rd July 2016. This included a summary of the feedback from the last consultation paper as well as a handbook to... Read more
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There is an increasing trend of banks and other financial institutions’ to rely on the use of models and quantitative analysis techniques in their decision making. This is partly driven by regulation but also a result of enhanced data and technological... Read more
Blog   -   General 24/03/2016
Gearing up for SA-CCR
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Since the financial crisis there have been a number of regulatory and market developments that have affected the way in which counterparty credit risk is managed. The latest addition is the Standardised Approach to Counterparty Credit Risk (SA-CCR), published by the... Read more
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Earlier this month, The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency along with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation gave its first formal guidance on Funds Transfer Pricing which "addresses funding risk and... Read more
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Earlier on in the month, Chartis published its 10th annual RiskTech100 report. This can be viewed for free here. Do these trends align with your company's priorities and goals in 2016? Is there something you feel is missing? Let us know Read more
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  Operational Risk and Regulation's annual ranking of the top 10 Operational Risks facing practitioners was topped this year by Cyber Risk. Following a number of high profile Cyber attacks, respondants commented that it was one of their biggest concerns and an area... Read more
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Set to be one of the greatest shakedowns to the financial industry excluding EMIR, one must ask how far and wide the new Markets in Financial instruments will reach, and how much change will be required. Currently MiFID II is set for January 2017 and although it is... Read more
Blog   -   General 05/01/2016
Rise of the Rates
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The end of 2015 saw The Federal Reserve raise interest rates for the first time since the financial crash occurred (the last time rates rose was in fact in June 2006), raising the benchmark to between 0.25-0.50% and ending nearly a decade of zero interest. Although... Read more
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On 1 January 2016, after years in the planning, the long awaiting Solvency II regulation came in to force.   Ahead of this, on 5 December the Bank of England announced that it has approved the Internal Models of 19 insurers but did not disclose how many insurers... Read more
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Those trading in over the counter derivatives are likely to face steep opposition in terms of finding access to clearing houses for their trades. With the central clearing deadline looming, it is quite possible that by the time the regulations affect the category two... Read more
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  The Basel Committee has been expected to announce the proposed changes to its guidance on operational risk modelling before the end of 2015. Risk.net recently published an article which casts doubt on this, outlining that several sources have commented that the... Read more
Forum   -   Risk Training 29/07/2015
Stephanie Tytherleigh
The BIS have launched a working group to create a global code of conduct for the Forex Market. The group has already commenced work and has established two work-streams: one to focus on drafting the new code and the other to propose measures to promote adherence to the code. Full press release can be viewed here - https://www.bis.org/press/p150724.htm.

Forum   -   Risk Training 31/07/2015
Stephanie Tytherleigh
Interesting short article on the history of corporate identity and reputation in banking - http://goo.gl/PjMQHE

Forum   -   Risk Training 25/08/2015
Vincent
Here is a whitepaper from the Journal of Risk Model Validation about Backtesting for Counterparty Credit Risk

http://risktraining.com/account/media/3/96c0b67c8e18c75291f603b5293d8395