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Aug. 29, 2013


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Can risk reporting drive risk management?
Business 2 Community
Risk management is important. But "good enough" practices and technologies rule. Things are changing slowly and not necessarily for the better, if at all. The following assess the state of the risk management profession generally and provides an example of what a leading edge risk management initiative looks like in an external disclosure.
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How can we stop reputation erosion?
ABA Banking Journal
There's more news on JP Morgan Chase's continuing reputation risk problems. One prominent article suggested that the bank may face legal costs and regulatory fines at least equal to the financial loss associated with the London Whale transaction in the spring of 2012. To some, this is almost getting beside the point. At some point, can't we conclude that the financial costs are secondary to the inexorable erosion of an institution's credibility and reputation? How do you even put a price on that?
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Time to dust off your continuity plan
InvestmentNews
Hurricane season is half over. But the fact that the country has escaped a major storm shouldn't be cause for financial advisers to rest easy, especially when it comes to business continuity plans. The time to make sure that such plans are up-to-date and functional isn't when they need to be implemented, but when things are calm. Like now. Although it is true that there is nothing like reality to put the best-laid plans to the test, a better strategy is to keep it road-tested.
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Handling the fashion offender in the workplace
TheStreet
Most companies allow employees a little leeway when it comes to fashion — especially on Fridays, holidays or bad weather. For employees, getting out of a suit or high heels for a day can be a real relief, but what's a manager to do when every day at the office starts to look like a day at the beach? When workers start dressing inappropriately, experts say it's time to step in for what may be a difficult conversation. Whether an employee is dressing too casually, too skimpily or just downright unacceptably, the following are tips on how to handle the situation without overstepping your bounds.
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Meeting requirements, optimizing liquidity risk longevity
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Liquidity risk is moving to the forefront of the regulatory agenda, and as a result, financial institutions, especially banks, are faced with a new compliance and business reality.

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Nepotism: Is it a crime?
The Wall Street Journal
An inquiry by U.S. securities regulators into whether J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. hired the children of some Chinese officials to win business is a fresh reminder of the risks around the practice of giving jobs to the well connected.

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The future of the risk universe
By Dr. David Hillson
Will our universe continue to expand indefinitely, or will it reach a maximum and then collapse, or will it cycle between expansion and collapse? The universe of risk management has the same three possibilities.

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The importance of regulation compliance in risk management process
The Strategic Sourceror
While natural disasters and political upheaval could pose huge risks to a company, the risk management process is much more than guarding against these threats. In their risk assessment procedures, companies should also account for complying with all regulatory requirements, according to Industry Week.
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How to handle unauthorized IP in your supply chain
Thomasnet
The threat of unauthorized intellectual property leaking into your supply chain is one that will proliferate in coming years, predicts one of the foremost legal experts on the problem. Fortunately, businesses that become aware of these leaks can take steps to minimize the damage.
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Spread tightening lifts secondary catastrophe bond indices
Artemis
Spread tightening on catastrophe bonds exposed to U.S. wind risk has lifted the secondary cat bond market indices in recent weeks. Now deep in the middle of the Atlantic hurricane season, typical seasonality has returned to secondary cat bond prices and values have increased on hurricane exposed bonds.
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Technology: Risks to brand protection when advertising through social media
The National Law Review
Social media presents unique perils for businesses because of its low barriers to entry and the way through which advertisements containing the business's brands may be deployed across social media platforms. The outcome is a certain loss of control due to the content against which an advertisement may run. When that brand advertises through social media, placement of its advertisement in terms of the content against which it runs raises additional issues. In this regard, there is the risk of unauthorized use of a brand, and negative repercussions associated with undesirable placement.
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Crisis leadership: The 4 keys to preparing
Emergency Management
The United States has experienced great turbulence in recent years, serving as a vivid reminder of the crucial role of leadership in cultivating resilient communities — communities able to prepare effectively for, respond to and recover from major crises. When the moment of truth arrives, it becomes apparent not only that strong leadership in the moment is needed, but also that many of the key preconditions for effective crisis/emergency management and community resilience have been set long before the crisis.
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