Tag Archives: Operational Risk

Boston Private Bank’s Tim MacDonald on Op Risk and New Financial Products

Tim MacDonald, chief risk offcer (CRO) at Boston Private Bank, speaks with FTF News about why firms should be taking into consideration the potential operational risks of new financial products, especially in the early developmental phases. This will save a … Continue reading

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Putting Your Social Media Policy into Practice – A Techie’s Guide

Guest Contributor: Terry Ray,Vice-President, Software Development, Temenos In January of 2013, the FFIEC released proposed guidance for financial institutions regarding social media. As the year draws to a close, if your institution has not already written, revised and gotten board … Continue reading

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The SEC’s Bipolar Approach to Credit Rating Agencies

Guest Contributor: John Jay, Senior Analyst, Aite Group The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is coming to the rescue of the investment community; it is considering leveling civil fraud charges against credit rating agencies (CRAs) — in particular Standard & Poor’s … Continue reading

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Good Risk Management = Good Business Management

Guest Contributor: Todd Cooper, Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Risk Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services The financial services industry is definitely at a crossroads when it comes to compliance and risk management. One road leads to growth, but … Continue reading

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Attention Vendors: Clients Need New Ways to Manage Risk

Quantifi recently released survey results concerning how financial firms plan on implementing new solutions in order to manage and measure their counterparty risk. According to the survey results, 100 percent of respondents either have already or plan on implementing major … Continue reading

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Dodd-Frank IT Implications for Investment Firms: Disaster Recovery, Archiving

Guest Contributor: Mary Beth Hamilton, Director of Marketing, Eze Castle Integration At 800+ pages, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is far reaching and requires a serious time commitment to comb through. As the deadline approaches, investment … Continue reading

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Is Data More Valuable than Assets?

When someone hears the term “cyber crime” they will usually think of their personal information being stolen, for instance when someone steals your credit card information and goes on a shopping spree. However, cyber crime no longer strictly applies to … Continue reading

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