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Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What Is Different After Monday, April 21, 2014
By George Lekatis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
We have a great paper today, the Peer Review of Germany from the Financial Stability Board (FSB). It is a good opportunity to evaluate the dramatic changes in Europe. We read: "An important development impacting banking supervision in Germany will be the commencement of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) on 4 November 2014. On this date, primary responsibility for the supervision ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What Is Different After Monday, April 14, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 49. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,270. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
Have you ever met any misguided computer experts? I certainly have, and it looks like (SEC Chair) Mary Jo White has also met some. Otherwise, why would she start her Opening Statement (at SEC Roundtable on Cybersecurity) discussing about them? I loved her comment: "Cybersecurity threats come from many sources: criminal and hired hackers, terrorists, state-sponsored intruders, and ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What Is Different After Monday, April 7, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 48. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,790. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
Stephen Hawking has said: "My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus" Supervisors usually say quite the opposite. In Number 1 below, we have a document full with supervisory expectations and recommendations. "This document includes supervisory expectations and recommendations relevant to external audits of banks that the Committee ...
Understanding Basel III, What Is Different After March 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Basel III, Book 12. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs has published its report looking at EU proposals for rescuing failing banks, describing them as inadequately funded, overly complicated and politically unrealistic. Report The report, entitled 'Genuine Economic and Monetary Union' and the implications for the UK also calls on the UK Government to get strongly involved ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What Is Different After Monday, March 31, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 47. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,080. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
Yes, there are different Basel III implementations and regulatory arbitrage, even when the experts from the Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme (RCAP) announce that a country is "compliant" or "largely compliant" (which means not exactly compliant). I know. You want an example. The *Basel III* criteria for including common shares in regulatory capital ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What Is Different After Monday, March 24, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 46. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,300. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
A piece of advice usually contains an implicit threat, but smart persons can focus on the positive side. In a less civilized world, we need explicit threats. There are still many implied rules in the financial services sector. But, after the crisis, everything becomes precisely and clearly expressed. The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) explains it very well:
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What Is Different After Monday, March 17, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 45. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,480. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
According to Plato, wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. In the European Central Bank there are definitely wise men and women. They have developed a very interesting paper that discusses a real problem and hits the nail right on the head. In the interest of consistency between the leverage ratio calculation within the EU and ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What Is Different After Monday, March 10, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 44. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,390. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
When you can not define liquidity, how do you define liquidity risk? Too many definitions = no definition Verena Ross, Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), a really good choice for ESMA, knows what she is talking about. "But what is liquidity? It is easier to recognise than to define. As a starting point one can say that liquidity is ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is Different After Monday, March 3, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 43. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,730. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Consulting
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock. Well in the House of Lords I am sure they found the rock. The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, has published its report looking at EU proposals for rescuing failing banks, describing them as inadequately funded, overly complicated and politically unrealistic. Some of the ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is Different After Monday, February 3, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 39. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
We spend millions; we work day and night to develop models. After that, we need a second life to quantify the "model risk" that is an operational risk "Model risk presents an increasingly widespread and important form of operational risk" according to the 2013 Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (established by the Dodd-Frank Act). The report continues ...
Understanding Basel III, What is Different After January 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Basel III, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,630. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
Risk management and compliance: A game that you never get bored of... There are so many surprises and inconsistencies. I have spent considerable time trying to understand better the European EMIR (Regulation No 648/2012), and how it affects the implementation of the Basel III / CRD IV, Solvency II and the Dodd Frank Act. I am very surprised! EMIR is based on Basel 2 (no, not Basel 3).
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is Different After Monday, January 27, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 38. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,620. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
Risk management and compliance: A game that you never get bored of... There are so many surprises and inconsistencies. I have spent considerable time trying to understand better the European EMIR (Regulation No 648/2012), and how it affects the implementation of the Basel III / CRD IV, Solvency II and the Dodd Frank Act. I am very surprised! EMIR is based on Basel 2 (no, not Basel 3) ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is Different After Monday, January 20, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 37. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
I am a collector of national discretions. International banking standards always have the objective to develop a level playing field in a harmonized business and financial services environment. But ... The same countries that speak about harmonization, put in place "options" and "national discretions" to ... make a difference for these countries. Today we will discuss ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is Different After Monday January 13, 2014
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 36. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
It is always interesting when Americans discuss European laws and regulations. This time, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Federal Insurance Office (FIO) submitted to Congress a report on how to modernize and improve the system of insurance regulation in the United States. It covers some interesting parts of the Solvency II directive of the European Union: "Solvency II includes ...
Understanding Basel III, What is Different After December 2013
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Basel III, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,880. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
There are so many different opinions about the role of the leverage ratio after the crisis. In UK, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has requested that the Financial Policy Committee conducts a review into the role for the leverage ratio within the capital framework for UK banks. The letters between the Chancellor and the Governor of the Bank of England ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is Different After Monday, December 30, 2013
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 35. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,970. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
"It is noted that the three principles with the lowest reported compliance were: Principle 2 (data architecture/IT infrastructure), Principle 6 (adaptability) and Principle 3 (accuracy/integrity) Nearly half of banks reported material non- compliance on these principles. Indeed, many banks are facing difficulties in establishing strong data aggregation governance ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is Different After Monday, December 23, 2013
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 34. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,160. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
How can you explain in New York that when market conditions or customer needs have changed, we have to adapt? You just say that. How can you explain the same thing in Hong Kong? "In the 1970s, a young couple decided that they should start their own business. They borrowed money from their parents and relatives to set up a small noodle shop ...
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is Different After Monday, December 16, 2013
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 33. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,680. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
American Humor: "Firms have made good progress in better understanding the complexity of their own operations, including strengthening the overall management of organizational/legal structures, identifying all legal entities (and this was huge for some firms), and beginning the difficult task of identifying additional impediments to resolving a large internationally active firm." Black humor.
Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, What is different after Monday, December 2, 2013
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Risk Management and Compliance, Book 32. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,060. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
Many risk and compliance management professionals must understand the new RAF. No, not the Royal Air Force (RAF) ... ... the Principles for An Effective Risk Appetite Framework (RAF), a key component of the Financial Stability Board's (FSB's) framework, endorsed by G20. Leaders, to reduce the moral hazard of systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) and, surprise surprise ...
Understanding Basel III, What is Different After November 2013
By George Lekatis
Series: Understanding Basel III, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,300. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
What is Basel III super-equivalent? Using Basel III as an excuse and imposing requirements beyond what is required by Basel III (like stricter interpretations, national options and discretions, and front-running). We also call it "gold plating". What Governor Daniel K. Tarullo said: "The proposed LCR we review today is "super-equivalent" to the Basel Committee's LCR standard.