Risk and Strategy Entwined

Risk Officers have to consider themselves as business executives first and foremost. While their cha... Continue Reading

Norman Marks

Practitioner & Thought Leader, Internal Audit / Risk Management / GRC

June 10, 2016

Oil Price

The price of a barrel of Brent Crude oil reached an eight month high yesterday, continuing the gener... Continue Reading

Greg Opie

Programme Director, Economic Research Council

June 10, 2016

5 Reasons This Country Is In For Big Trouble

I’m struggling to understand how an economy increasingly running on the over consumption of real ... Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

June 10, 2016

Strategic risk management in insurance Navigating the rough waters ahead

Strategic risks pose unique threats, opportunities for insurers Continue Reading

Anastasios Avranas

Co Founder and CEO, INTERFIMA

June 9, 2016

Why Millennials Have No Right to Complain

In a world where all the above information is now freely available, where dating Apps have essential... Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

June 8, 2016

Marketplace Lending: A Temporary Phenomenon?

Marketplace lenders (MPLs) are leveraging all of these trends to attack one of the core profit-gener... Continue Reading

Diamantis Avranas

Co Founder, INTERFIMA

June 3, 2016

Prominent academics fail to understand effective risk management

The great majority of practitioners limit risk to the negative and their practice to a periodic revi... Continue Reading

Norman Marks

Practitioner & Thought Leader, Internal Audit / Risk Management / GRC

June 2, 2016

Opportunity Amongst The Entrails Of European Banks

Things don’t actually need to get better. The worst, already priced into the market, just need NOT... Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

May 31, 2016

Ground assessment of soft skills in actuaries

ComRes undertakes stakeholder perception audit for Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA UK) annu... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 30, 2016

Cyber Risk and Audit

Clearly, this is the topic of the day, if not the year and decade. Continue Reading

Norman Marks

Practitioner & Thought Leader, Internal Audit / Risk Management / GRC

May 27, 2016

How To Be A Smarter Investor

Perhaps one of the most important pillars of investing success is continuous education. Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

May 26, 2016

The strong Indonesian Rupiah turn around

Indonesian rupiah is the 3rd best performing Asian currency with year-to-date gain of 7% against the... Continue Reading

Rainer Michael Preiss

Capital Markets & Investments Expert, Portfolio Strategist

May 25, 2016

The future of Africa

There’s a definite feeling that Africa may set the standards for a cheaper, easier financial syste... Continue Reading

Chris Skinner

Financial Services Futurist

May 24, 2016

Few Observations on Health Insurance

Analyzing various facets of health insurance. Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 23, 2016

20 Best and Worst Banks for 2016

A Forbes report on US Banking Institutions Continue Reading

Anastasios Avranas

Co Founder and CEO, INTERFIMA

May 18, 2016

Only Two Options For The Saudi Sheikhs

It’s not hard to see a situation where Saudi Arabia may very well be forced to de-peg the currency... Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

May 17, 2016

Sociology of Finance: Enriching Imagination in Finance

Emmanuel Derman, a leading quant, advocates that there is enough mathematics in finance already; wha... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 16, 2016

2 Reasons Why the Odds are Stacked Against the Fed

We continue to hew to our favorite scenario of a market downturn in the intermediate future … Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

May 14, 2016

UK Trade Balance

The UK's trade balance statistics for the first quarter of the year were released yesterday. Th... Continue Reading

Greg Opie

Programme Director, Economic Research Council

May 13, 2016

The Haunting Specter Of Basel 4

With rounds of revisions given by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS or Basel) in rece... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 12, 2016

China’s Spillovers On Latin America and the Caribbean

The Chinese economy is rebalancing while softening its growth pace. China’s spillovers on the glob... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

May 11, 2016

Risk agility and resilience

Balancing risk agility and risk resiliency for enduring success. Continue Reading

Norman Marks

Practitioner & Thought Leader, Internal Audit / Risk Management / GRC

May 10, 2016

To Russia With Love

Three Warning Signs for the Stock Market Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

May 9, 2016

How actuaries can help in poverty alleviation

“Remember your humanity. Forget the rest”. (Bertrand Russell in Russell-Einstein Manifesto)
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Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 8, 2016

Historical UK Government Debt

The public sector finances for the financial year 2015/16 were recently released, showing that Publi... Continue Reading

Greg Opie

Programme Director, Economic Research Council

May 6, 2016

20% of Europeans would bank with Google, Facebook or Amazon

Fujitsu European Financial Services Survey 2016 Continue Reading

Chris Skinner

Financial Services Futurist

May 6, 2016

Developments on the Reserving Uncertainty Frontier

‘In reserving, are we swapping specific risk for systematic risk?’
This is the key ques... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 4, 2016

2 Painstaking Reasons the Market can expect a Midlife Crisis

In our last market note (How to Unleash a Dragon) we commented that a rally in March was expected gi... Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

May 3, 2016

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