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    Assessing the Commercial Lending Skill Sets of Credit Professionals

    Moody's Analytics has created an infographic to provide insight into the skill levels of credit practitioners, helping financial institutions focus on underperforming employee segments.

    November 2014 Pdf

    Model Governance

    With regulators questioning the appropriateness of models, implementing a robust model governance is of paramount importance for banks. This article delves into governance best practices – including model definitions, inventory, categorization, and risk teams – and regulatory expectations.

    November 2014 WebPage Dr. Gustavo Ordóñez-Sanz

    Leveraging Offshore Research and Analytics

    This article presents the knowledge process outsourcing framework institutions employ to implement integrated risk management in this dynamic business, market, and regulatory environment.

    November 2014 WebPage Karthik Vijayapalan

    Enhancing Credit Decisions with Risk Data

    This article shows how incorporating risk data elements improves origination workflow by providing a higher degree of accuracy in decisions, better assessment of total risk exposures, improved compliance, and greater control over pricing – both from a data consolidation and monitoring perspective.

    November 2014 WebPage Maurya Murphy

    Training as a Powerful Tool for Evolving Risk Culture

    Enterprise-wide risk management requires a shift in the behavior and mindset of employees across an organization.

    November 2014 WebPage Sarah Tennyson

    Integrating Macroeconomic Scenarios into a Stress Testing Framework

    This article describes the three principles that need to be understood and analyzed for banks to have a realistic chance of integrating alternative scenario work into their stress testing workflow.

    November 2014 WebPage Dr. Juan M. Licari

    Quantifying Regulatory Capital Charges Using SFA and SSFA for RMBS Tranches

    Quantifying Regulatory Capital Charges Using SFA and SSFA for RMBS Tranches

    November 2014 WebPage Vivek Thadani

    Challenges Impacting the Global Insurance Industry in 2015 and Beyond

    In this interview, Moody's Analytics Senior Director Brian Heale shares his unique expertise on insurance and Solvency II. Learn how global regulations, demographic trends, and technology will impact insurers over the next few years and how they can best prepare for the changes.

    November 2014 WebPage Brian Heale

    Leveraging Basel III Compliance Implementations

    This article examines how regulatory compliance initiatives worldwide have shaped current risk management systems and practices. It then covers the challenges and benefits of funds transfer pricing practices, profitability analysis, and stress testing-based governance practices.

    November 2014 WebPage Pierre Gaudin

    The Benefits of an Integrated Risk Management Framework within Banks

    This article reviews the regulatory pressures driving change and some of the challenges that banks face in their quest to improve processes and meet ongoing demands. It also looks at the benefits that more integrated data and risk management processes can bring.

    November 2014 WebPage Helen Rider

    Best Practices for Credit and Counterparty Risk Management

    In this exclusive Q&A, Mehna Raissi, Director of Product Management – Enterprise Risk Solutions at Moody's Analytics, talks with Michael Infante, leader of Cisco Capital's Global Credit & Risk Management organization about credit and counterparty risk,

    November 2014 WebPage Michael Infante

    Reducing the Stress in Stress Testing

    Moody's Analytics surveyed our banking clients to help better understand how they currently use information technology to improve the efficiency of their stress testing processes. In this article, we present our key findings regarding the current best practices to be more efficient in the future.

    November 2014 WebPage Greg Clemens, Michael Richitelli

    The Risk Appetite Framework and Stress Tests Create a New Path for Banks in Japan

    Building clear and well-defined risk appetite strategies that control risk and return will help Japanese banks achieve further growth. This article discusses risk appetite frameworks and stress testing, including trends, best practices, and the changing IT approach.

    November 2014 WebPage Yuji Mizuno

    Integrating Resolution Planning into Risk Management Architecture and Change Programs

    This article discusses the importance of effective resolution plans, given their impact throughout a business.

    November 2014 WebPage Cayetano Gea-Carrasco

    Data: The Foundation of Risk Management

    This article focuses on developing an effective data management framework for the analytical data used for regulatory and business reporting.

    November 2014 WebPage Brian Heale

    Integrated Regulatory Reporting: From Driving Reports to Data-Centric Approaches

    This article explores the new and upcoming challenges in reporting, driven by regulatory and business needs. Institutions need to rethink their reporting infrastructures and move to an integrated approach, breaking the internal silos between risk and finance.

    November 2014 WebPage Pierre-Etienne Chabanel

    Implementing an Effective Stress Testing Program for Risk Management Governance and Regulatory Compliance

    This article discusses the regulatory view on governance for stress testing in the US, UK, and euro zone, as well as aspects of governance best practice and implementing an effective stress testing program.

    November 2014 WebPage Cayetano Gea-Carrasco

    Global Banking Regulatory Radar

    The Global Banking Radar highlights the busy regulatory agenda that banks will face over the next couple of years. The trend of increased regulation that began in the EU and the US is now spreading to other regions, requiring banks worldwide to comply with increasingly stringent and complex requirements.

    November 2014 WebPage Avinash Arun , María C. Cañamero

    Leveraging ERM as Part of an Effective Integrated Risk Management Framework

    This article compares the similar concepts of enterprise risk management and integrated risk management, and considers what risk practitioners can learn from an analysis of the best practices of each in order to strengthen businesses.

    November 2014 WebPage Nicolas Kunghehian

    Lean Management: A New Zeitgeist in Risk Management

    Banks can greatly benefit from a leaner and more integrated approach to risk management. This article addresses how banks can constantly evolve to an efficient and productive process, by focusing on data, infrastructure, process, and – most importantly – people.

    November 2014 WebPage Dr. Christian Thun

    CCAR and DFAST Stress Testing Survey Results

    Moody's Analytics hosted senior representatives from 39 banks for a series of stress testing roundtable discussions for Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) banks, Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) banks, and Canadian banks/Foreign Banking Organizations (FBOs).

    November 2014 WebPage

    The Moody's Analytics Banking Lab: Creating a Synthetic Bank

    This article discusses the Moody's Analytics Banking Lab (MABL), which provides a virtual and immersive environment to explore the possibilities of any stress test. It is a place to see what a transparent, auditable, and integrated stress testing solution looks like.

    November 2014 WebPage Greg Clemens

    CCAR and DFAST Stress Testing Survey Insight

    In an effort to better understand the stress testing challenges faced by US banks, David Little and his team have conducted a banking survey during a series of roundtables.

    November 2014 WebPage David Little

    ERM: The Critical Importance of Data

    Ask the senior management of a bank what they regard as the most important aspect of Enterprise Risk Management (‘ERM') and the chances are they will tell you it is the ability to have a holistic view of the risks being run by the organization. Their perspective is typically a top-down view and seldom do they think of it in terms of the core bottom-up enabler for ERM data. Why? Because data is a given and we live with what is available.

    August 2014 Pdf Charles Stewart

    Regulatory Radar for Insurance: Emerging Regulations are Reshaping the Global Insurance Industry

    The increased focus and attention on the insurance industry are illustrated by the acceleration of regulatory efforts across the globe. Keeping up with the pace of regulatory change in the current environment is one of the greatest challenges facing any insurance company.

    May 2014 WebPage María C. Cañamero, Sandy Sharp

    Data Quality is the Biggest Challenge

    This article looks at the inherent analytical data quality problems in the insurance industry and how to improve them.

    May 2014 WebPage Brian Heale

    Taking a Holistic Approach to Pillar III Reporting

    In this article, we address why insurers should view the data collated for Pillar III reporting as an essential information source for all strategic risk and capital decision-making within their organizations.

    May 2014 WebPage Karim Ben Ayed

    How to Build an Effective ERM Framework

    This article identifies some of the key areas of enterprise risk management and discusses how ERM can be achieved effectively.

    May 2014 WebPage Andrew Waters

    Build Versus Buy: The Pros and Cons of an In-House ESG

    This article delves into some of the arguments for and against the decision to build Economic Scenario Generators (ESGs) in house by reviewing the steps required for implementation and highlighting key challenges and considerations for insurers.

    May 2014 WebPage Stephen Carlin

    The Benefits and Challenges of Adopting Internal Models

    This article provides an overview of how internal models are used to calculate the Solvency Capital Requirement and the advantages and disadvantages of adopting this approach.

    May 2014 WebPage Gavin Conn
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