Monday Sep 28, 2015

Sophisticated Pricing Strategies: One Price DOES NOT Fit All

With a persistent low growth environment, a myriad of regulatory obligations and most banks running after a finite set of “good” customers, bank profitability is under great pressure. One niche lever in the hands of the banker in such a challenging environment is pricing. Join Kiran Jagannath, Vice President of Financial Services Analytics at Oracle, as he discusses the benefits of relationship-based pricing strategies and why one price DOES NOT fit all.
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Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

A Picture of an Effective Data Governance Structure

Join Bhargava S., VP of Product Management for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, as he answers the questions asked in a previous BCBS 239 blog post. In summary, banks need a strong analytical platform to achieve compliance and the greater goal of turning enterprise information into a strategic asset. The platform should support a bank's efforts to establish effective data governance as well as enhance their data infrastructure to easily monitor, manage and report risks back to regulators.

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Wednesday Oct 15, 2014

Five Key Questions for Your BCBS 239 Data Governance Strategy

Join Bhargava, VP of Product Management for Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications, as he reviews the five key questions that every bank should ask themselves when evaluating their organization's data governance policy.  Isn't compliance on its own enough of a challenge?  When it comes to BCBS 239, compliance by the January 2016 deadline presents a whole new hurdle for some banks and financial institutions to overcome.  However, there are several approaches banks can take to alleviate the complexity of the situation.  Read more from Bhargava S.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014

Boardroom Conversations: Are Dodd Frank Stress Test Results the New Bellwether of the Banking Industry?

stress testingWith stress tests now becoming a bellwether of overall financial health, banks realize that any weaknesses in their stress testing processes and the resultant output will be open to scrutiny to the wider public.  The potential damage of this transparency is real, to both the bank itself and its shareholders. With that in mind, most banks have embarked on strengthening their stress testing capabilities and embedding the processes across the business, to ultimately assist the Boardroom to make better decisions and be better prepared for the next crisis that comes along.  Join Ziauddin Ishaq, Global Solutions Lead for Liquidity Risk at Oracle, as he discusses possible ways to lessen the stress of stress tests.
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Wednesday Apr 30, 2014

A Man Walks Into A Bank… A Lesson In Liquidity Risk Management For All Of Us

Given the severity of the recent liquidity crisis, the US has placed greater emphasis on how banks manage their liquidity risk.  To avoid a liquidity meltdown, a bank, must look at its liquidity profile in a far more dynamic and questionable way, which will require even more data collection and analysis.  Join Ziauddin Ishaq, Global Solutions Lead for Liquidity Risk at Oracle, as he discusses why a change in the approach to risk management is necessary and how banks can stay ahead of the liquidity risk curve.
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Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

Tackling The New Basel Committee Guidelines on AML/FT Risk Management

Last week, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a set of guidelines describing how banks should include the management of risks related to money laundering and financing of terrorism (AML/FT) within their overall risk management framework.

Join Matthew Long, Financial Crime, Operational Risk and Compliance Management Specialist for Oracle Financial Services, as he expands on these guidelines and outlines what organizations can to do manage AML/FT risks.

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Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

In a World of Complex Banking Regulations: Perhaps Less means More!

The combination of new banking regulations with an increasingly uncertain business environment, has led to the realization within the financial services industry that the disciplines of model risk management, liquidity risk management, and risk data aggregation are interrelated business obligations. 

Join Subin Paul as he discusses the regulations and challenges financial institutions face today.

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Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

The New World of Risk Management and Data Excellence: Avoid These Data Modeling Mistakes Upfront

In his previous blog, John Foulley, Director for Financial Services Analytical Applications at Oracle, addressed the technology components you should consider to roll out initiatives that overlap both Risk and Finance.

Join him now as explains why the physical model is just as important to a business’ success as the logical data model.

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Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

The Virtues and Challenges of Implementing Basel III: What Every CFO and CRO Needs To Know

For this blog post Dr. Varun Agarwal of Capgemini Financial Services joins us to walk through the key features of the Basel III regulatory framework and examine the impact that it will have on financial services institutions.  He also explores the challenges and benefits of implementing complex financial regulations and makes the case for embracing them in light of the long term profitability and sustainability that they can bring to banks.

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Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

The New World of Risk Management and Data Excellence: 4 Components to Successfully Roll Out Risk & Finance Initiatives

Risk and FinanceIn his previous blog, John addressed the requirements of the new directive of risk data aggregation and risk reporting from the Basel Committee.

Join him now as he describes the technology components you should consider to roll out initiatives which overlap both Risk and Finance.

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Thursday May 30, 2013

New Basel III Directives Make Sure You Are Not Kicking the Can Down The Road

basel IIIRisk Managers and Risk Architects were enjoying a slow beginning of the year when the Basel Committee decided to release a new directive of risk data aggregation and risk reporting. Join John in this first of a four part series on the new age of risk management and data excellence as he walks us through the new directive, which sets the scene for additional requirements, and also creates the opportunity to address the shortcomings that exist in the areas of risk data.

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Wednesday May 08, 2013

CCAR Stress Testing: The Devil Lies in The Data?

stress testingThe April 2013 BIS  “Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on monitoring implementation of Basel III regulatory reform” clearly identifies the lack of consistency that exists between financial organizations in the treatment and development of their models. Join John as he shares his views on what more can be done to bring the two realities together.

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