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Risk Insights Newsletter | August 2019 Edition | Issue 57.


Risk Insights newsletter | August 2019 Edition | Issue 57
CeFPro conducted a global survey with risk professionals from across the industry, the survey results have been collated and analysed to form an in-depth report by Aravo. This report benchmarks some of the key questions that can indicate the status and health of your third-party risk/supplier risk/vendor risk program.

Find out more and download the third party risk report here.

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Over 200 senior professionals joined us in New York City across two days for the 4th Annual Operational Risk Management USA Congress in 2018. Hear from past speakers and attendees on what they thought of last year's Congress, watch the full video here.

CeFPro has developed a comprehensive research methodology that incorporates feedback from an international team of independent experts (The FinTech Advisory Board) and gathers feedback from a global community of over 100,000 finance, technology, operations, risk and compliance professionals from the financial services industry.

FinTech Leaders research and reports are debunking the key market trends, priorities and challenges; and also ranking and awarding the top financial technology suppliers in a wide range of categories. Add your voice to the 2020 research and receive a complimentary copy of the final report.

Find out more here - and if you have not done so already, download last year’s report to discover 2019's winners!

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"When you automate or simplify a process, you take away the elements of uncertainty and human error. If these processes accomplish that, it will reduce operational risk from an overall perspective."

Article by Saqib Jamshed, Head of Model Risk Governance, The Options Clearing Corporation.

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted Risk Americas 2018, at this event, we filmed a key liquidity risk panel discussion. Led by: International CRO, Mitsubishi UFJ, Director, Group Head Market and Liquidity Risk Management, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Managing Director, Novantas Inc and Managing Director, Liquidity Risk Oversight, Charles Schwab.

"Comprehensive policies and procedures governing all aspect of interest rate risk (IRR) should be required for an institution’s effective IRR management."

Insights from Yuhong Liu, Director, BNP Paribas.

At Operational Risk Management USA 2018, we interviewed Dominique Benz, Director, Operational Risk Management at Mizuho Americas LLC. This interview provides us with insight into what Operational Risks keep him up at night, universal language, data sharing, taxonomies, technology and more.

"International funding markets, specifically expressed through cross-currency swaps, may change their meaning. After all, what is a SOFR vs ESTR basis swap, when the first rate is secured and second one is not?"

Interview with Gary Levin, Director, Head of Fixed Income Market Risk for Americas, Société Générale.

"An audit must be tailored not only to regulatory expectations, but the organization’s policies and procedures in relation to risk. Auditors should be cautious to not view all organizations the same way."

Article by Rebecca Schauer Robertson, CAMS-Audit, CAFP, CFE EVP Director of AML Compliance, South State Bank.

At Risk Americas 2019, we interviewed Aruna Joshi, SVP, Model Risk Management, Bank of the West where she provides us with insight on the key takeaways from her session, effective validation, model transparency, ensuring effective back testing, stress testing in models and more.

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Issue Twelve contains articles, interviews and filmed sessions with thought leaders from: Credit Agricole CIB, Capital One, Credit Suisse, AIG, Northern Trust, Goldman Sachs, Alliance Bernstein, Regions Bank, SMBC, Scotiabank, AIB and more.

CeFPro is currently undertaking a global research program, assessing the current state of software implementations for management of the following NFRs: Operational risk; Financial crime risk; Third-party risk; Technology risk; Conduct risk; and Model risk. Find out more and add your voice to the research at:

This report aims to provide an insight into the emerging best practices in managing third-party cyber risk, with a strong focus on:
Tools | Technologies | Approaches | Budget and decision-making | Executive oversight | Future direction and more. In partnership with BitSight. Download the complimentary report here.

A global survey report benchmarking some of the key questions that can indicate the status and health of your third-party risk/supplier risk/vendor risk program. In partnership with Aravo. Download the third-party risk report here.

Risk Insights Magazine Issue Twelve
5th Annual Operational Risk Management USA

October 2-3, 2019 | New York City

Advancing management of operational risks and leveraging technology to increase value proposition


4th Annual Liquidity Risk Management USA

October 2-3, 2019 | New York City

Exploring the evolving role of liquidity risk management including regulation, markets and future trends


IBOR 2019

October 4, 2019 | New York City

Assessing the impacts and consequences of LIBOR transition including timelines, reference rates and the path forward

2nd Annual Model Risk Management USA

October 7-8, 2019 | New York City

Reviewing the evolution of model risk and balancing innovation with management and oversight


Audit Risk

October 7-8, 2019 | New York City

Aligning business objectives with risk and compliance and driving efficiency through technological innovation

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