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REMODELING RISK
Greg Jones, Union Bank of California
Greg Jones, VP of Operational Risk, Union Bank of California

Recalculating Risk: The New Rules of Risk Management
New data management and risk analytics tools are giving banks such as ING, HSBC and Union Bank insight into enterprisewide risk exposures and a head start on Basel II rules.

Data was at the Heart of the Financial Crisis
Data quality and data modeling are critical to limiting risk inherent in complex products such as collateralized debt obligations.

How Much Risk Lurks in Your Loan Portfolio?
A new, eBay-style electronic marketplace for troubled loans tries to give bankers a clear sense of what their distressed debt is worth.

The Changing Role of the CRO
The personnel have changed and responsibilities have broadened for bank chief risk officers.

SPECIAL REPORT: FIGHTING FRAUD
What Banks Need to Do to Combat Card Fraud
Encryption and other data security solutions are key to preventing the $8.6 billion in annual card fraud, Aite Group reports.

The Case for Data Mapping
Protecting data that exists in the dark corners of a bank's IT environment may be the No. 1 challenge in the fight against fraud.

FOCUS ON INNOVATION
Umpqua Bank Views Innovation as a Core Value
In its 'Innovation Lab' and other high-tech branches, Portland-based Umpqua Bank tests the latest technology to improve the banking experience and build stronger customer relationships.

RISK/COMPLIANCE WATCH
How the Volcker Rule Would Affect Banks
Former Federal Reserve chair Paul Volcker himself says only the four or five largest U.S. banks are too large and would need to adjust to his proposed rules prohibiting proprietary trading.

SOURCING WATCH
Is Banking Ripe for Outsourcing?
Several trends in the outsourcing provider space are altering the outsourcing value proposition for banks.

CASE STUDY
Rabobank Identifies US$10.2 Million in Savings
Rabobank Netherlands improves IT transparency and reduces costs by adopting a unified service management and reporting framework from PA Consulting.

FROM THE EDITOR
Bankster Rap?
Jesse Jackson, bloggers and some journalists have taken to the word "bankster." What will it take for bankers to redeem themselves and for the term to fade from use?

MOBILE
Mobile Giving Outpacing Mobile Payments
As indicated by the in flux of text message-based donations to Haiti earthquake relief foundations, mobile giving has taken off, but the mobile payments space as a whole has a long way to go.

ONLINE MARKETING
Community Banks Take Their Message to the Web
The Huffington Post's Move Your Money campaign provides community banks with another example of the Web's value as a communications channel with customers, potential customers and the public at large.

Perspectives Header
Lending: What technologies must banks embrace to manage risk, streamline operations and achieve regulatory compliance in their lending operations?

Renewed Lending Starts With Good Information Management
John Jay, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Paperless Workflow Helps BOCM Expand Lending
Brett Albert, Director of Systems and Operations, Bank of Commerce/Mortgage

Automating Loan Processes Is a Must
Craig Focardi, Senior Research Director, Consumer Lending, TowerGroup

Regulatory Burdens Require Loan Automation
Steven Croft, SVP, Cypress Software Systems

THE INNOVATION FACTOR
Are Banks Ready to Innovate?
In the first in a series of columns exploring leadership in banking, Fifth Third SVP Patrick Moore says banks must refocus on innovation now to remain competitive tomorrow.

EXEC WATCH
Former Goldman CTO Dubno to Join BofA
Michael Dubno will head global markets and research technology at Bank of America.

Huntington Bank Names New Directors of Payments/Channels and Treasury Management
Mark R. Sheehan and Douglas G. Hartsema, both former JPMorgan Chase executives, take on new roles intended to enhance Huntington's business and retail banking services.

Manuel Medina-Mora to Head Citi's Consumer Banking
Medina-Mora will oversee Citi's retail branch network, branded cards business and local commercial bank in the Americas.

ANATOMY OF A WEB SITE
First Tennessee Bank Rebuilds Customer-facing Web Site
To make good on its promise to provide online customers with the same level of service it offers in its branches, First Tennessee Bank rebuilt its customer-facing Web site with convenience and usability in mind.
Related Image Gallery: A Tour of First Tennessee Bank's New Web Site