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Insurers do battle with supervisors over Solvency II »
Details for the new Solvency II directive have not been spelled out yet, but what is clear, according to Michael Imeson, editor for The Banker, is that the rules will guarantee that insurers improve risk management and maintain adequate capital to cover their exposures. (Quick, free registration required.)
Bank of America avoids gridlock »
With SAS and IBM, Bank of America cuts loan-default calculation time from 96 hours to just four and reduces its scoring routine of 400,000 loans from three hours to 10 minutes.
Rethinking risk management »
Learn about a risk management framework where capital is optimized across various business units and the impact of risk decisions, and how shocks that might compound losses are more clearly visualized and understood.
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Why you need a customer state vector »
The customer state vector approach (based on an engineering concept) to data storage helps reduce fraud by gathering data from various systems and storing the entirety of a person’s current interactions with the organization based on integrated, real-time information.
How to fight payments fraud: A case study »
Watch our video and find out how one of the world’s leading financial services institutions, HSBC, combats fraud in the US, Europe and Asia using SAS®.
Getting to Your Ideal Level in Fraud Prevention »
Ellen Joyner says that fraud risk can be managed with analytics that incorporate social networking strategies, which build visual patterns among identities, addresses and users to ferret out suspicious group activity and alert management to the most suspicious and risky alerts.
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Regulatory Reform: The New Big Squeeze! »
The global regulatory landscape is evolving, but some of the guesswork may soon be eliminated in the US now that the Dodd-Frank Act has passed. Guillermo Kopp, chairman of GUAU and former Executive Director of TowerGroup, explains some of the more interesting aspects of the legislation.
SAS Excels in Two Major Categories »
SAS, from among many highly respected software vendors, is named the leader in Chartis Research’s Risk Management Software. Additionally, SAS is recognized as a leader in Chartis Research’s Operational Risk & GRC Software Solutions 2010 report.
Make good things happen! »
Risk and compliance assessment need to be integrated with business strategies “while they are being developed and evaluated,” rather than purely after-the-fact when they are being executed. Clark Abraham’s post gives a few of the whys and hows.
Risk Aggregation and economic capital »
Download this white paper and take the challenge out of risk aggregation and capital calculation. The paper includes examples of common methods you can use.
How can we gain a comprehensive understanding of the risks we face? »
Integrated firmwide risk management may determine a firm’s survival. A key puzzle piece lies in the solutions and applications that best support an integrated risk project with the flexibility to accommodate future risk and data management requirements. Read how SAS approaches the problem.
Rebuilding trust: Industry reports
In May 2010, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published Rebuilding trust: Next steps for risk management in financial services. As a follow-up to that research, the EIU has provided three supplemental reports, one each for the insurance, investment banking and retail banking industries. The reports examine steps the survey respondents (all C-level risk officers in their industry) took to reinforce their risk management capabilities in response to the global financial crisis.
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