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Zanders Model Risk Framework

As automation and digitalization are adopted more widely in the financial industry, the number of financial models used is also steadily growing. As a result, an institution’s success or failure depends increasingly on the accuracy and reliability of those models.

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New Swiss standard on interest-rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB)

One of the most fundamental drivers for a retail bank’s net interest income is inherent in the bank’s balance sheet structure and is related to the fact that assets and liabilities do not have similar maturities.

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European banking supervisors issued publications on fintech and Big Data

Recently, several European banking supervisors issued publications on financial technology (fintech) companies and big data.

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ING’s benchmarks for a constant stream of income

In 2014, with its Think Forward strategy, ING set the goal to further standardize and streamline its organization. At the time, changes in international regulations were also in full swing. So far so good, but what did all this mean for risk management at the bank? We asked ING’s Constant Thoolen and Gilbert van Iersel.

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The risks of creating the wrong impression

In the film Margin Call, a recently dismissed banker, Eric Dale, talks about one of his accomplishments as an engineer before he went into banking. He explains that he’d helped to build a bridge from Dills Bottom in Ohio to Moundsville in West Virginia, the bottom line of which was that, collectively, motorists would have to drive 487,872,000 kilometers less every year.

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