What Every Banker Needs to Know About Dodd-Frank (in Less Than 40 Pages)
This Dodd-Frank Cheat Sheet is a synthesis of the legislation's most important provisions, highlighting the Act's key requirements, deliverables and IT implications. While the Cheat Sheet isn't a substitute for reading the entire legislation, the interactive tool will help you make sense of this historic piece of regulation -- in less than 40 pages.
April 2013- Grid technology in banking is now over 10 years old. With age has come maturity: grid today is less a specialist technology and more a commodity in its own right. Today, almost all investment banks of whatever tier have a grid solution of some sort, be that 20 cores servicing a 3rd party trading application or 20,000 cores providing enterprise grid services. Early adopters of grid in the late 90s had to create their own solutions, drawing on ...
April 2013- This paper describes best practices on how to spread the computational demands of advanced risk analytics across a dynamic grid computing environment. With a more advanced and capable computing infrastructure, banks can move from reactively measuring risk to actively managing risk based on timely insights drawn from rigorous analysis, all while benefiting from a lower total cost of ownership.
March 2013- Knowing which programs your agency should support doesn't have to be a guessing game. With Oracle's Primavera Portfolio Management's enterprise approach to governance, agency executives can align projects with strategic goals, balance spending and assess risk. Plus, strategic governance provides greater levels of transparency and accountability, so compliance is never an issue and the return on taxpayer's funds is always rewarding.
February 2013- Financial institutions face an increasingly difficult challenge from persistent and virulent attacks. Drawing on limited resources, IT security teams have to protect networks that are growing in size and complexity. A new approach to network device and access management is helping IT security teams detect vulnerabilities, prioritize mitigation approaches and enable a safer deployment of configuration changes to network devices. Download this UBM Tech white paper to learn more.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has had a solid, three-year history tracking AccelOps, a pioneering software developer that enables network and security administrators to monitor performance, availability and events with just one application.
They found that AccelOps customers are enjoying unique benefits in terms of time to value, scope of value, and cohesiveness in performance and security management thanks to the AccelOps’s premium on pragmatic innovations. This report provides a current view of ...
The recovery from the global recession has become especially precarious due to the
Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and fiscal tightening in the western world, and as a result of which volatility in financial markets has risen sharply. Under these circumstances, it has become imperative for banks to strengthen their risk management frameworks so that they can meet both the current and impending wave of challenges successfully.
This report, based on a survey of 46 ...
Buy side Solvency at Risk
What does your firm own? What are your portfolios worth? How big is your exposure? Answers to these questions are key to managing your firm's solvency. However when 56% of the North American buy-side lack confidence in their current accounting systems; 30% admit it would take days or weeks to calculate exposure across all holdings; and 40% concede investments decisions are made using poor quality data; it's time to ask if ...
July 2012- Smart decision making based on the most current data is essential as banks seek to better manage credit risk and drive growth. Here are four ways to manage the explosion of data and make faster decisions.
One of the most insidious criminal attacks on banking in recent times has been the proliferation of malware targeted at online banking. This custom malware enables activity such as authentication fraud by the theft of mTANs or SMS messages, or "man in the browser" / "man in the middle" attacks to steal credentials.
Now a new frontier has opened in online banking - consumers and businesses using smart phone-based applications to manage their finances. ...
March 2012- Insurance companies are beginning to recognize the potential value in deploying a robust operational risk management framework and integrating it into their ERM efforts.
March 2012- This whitepaper discusses how ERM, when embedded into everyday processes at all levels of the organization, can drive business performance.
March 2012- Automating operational risk practices is essential for insurance companies to gain a holistic view of risk and embed ORM into the corporate culture.
March 2012- This report from Chartis Research reveals the RiskTech100 rankings with IBM at the top. It also provides a detailed review of the IBM risk offerings from OpenPages and Algorithmics.
March 2012- Carnival Corporation & plc enhances process-based risk assessment system with the IBM OpenPages GRC Platform.
March 2012- Learn how the IBM solution for Solvency II introduces a proven framework for risk management - including defining required capital levels and implementing procedures to identify, measure and manage risk levels.
March 2012- This whitepaper discusses ORM in the context of Sound Practices for the Management and Supervision of Operational Risk, a paper from the Basel Committee.
Banks must meet more (and more varied) regulations today than ever. The sheer scale and scope of banking regulations, including Dodd-Frank, Basel III and IFRS, pose challenges to all financial institutions, from the smallest bank to the largest financial services enterprise.
While the greater transparency required by these regulations can seem like a burden, savvy firms are beginning to realize that the same information can help them run their businesses better - enabling ...
February 2012- This document is intended to provide a foundation for related conversation and agreement between Business Managers, Chief Risk Officers and Heads of Operational Risk so that a structured, pragmatic operational risk strategy can be put in place or optimized if already existing.
With organizations facing a multitude of threats - from the economy and financial risk to data security and insider fraud - that are increasing in number and severity, it's no suprise threat and risk mitigation a top priority for business.
The best defense is a systematic approach to reducing exposure and minimizing negative impact. You must be diligent about managing the threats you are aware of as well as the threats you have ...
The settlement systems of central securities depositories (CSDs) have a tremendous impact on the liquidity and efficiency of securities transactions.
Read this case study to learn how INDEVAL, Mexico's CSD, used optimization software to raise liquidity levels, lower capitol requirements and help provide stability to Mexico's financial system.
It seems that survival and recovery should be the focus of companies in the financial sector. However, improving operational efficiency and building customer relationships offer competitive advantages.
Read this white paper to learn how optimization technologies enable rapid deployment of applications that address these important differentiators.
Like any business, midsize banks face an increasing number of security challenges, as well as strong competition. This paper examines how an integrated, holistic approach to security can also encourage business growth and innovation.
By reading this paper, you?ll also learn about the various security solutions offered by IBM and its business partners.
Here we go again! From the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) enacted in 1999, to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, we've seen a trend of regulatory overhaul in each of the last three decades.
Regulatory change is not new to the industry, but the sheer scale and scope of reform today is unprecedented.
Asset Liability Management (ALM) plays a critical role in weaving together the different business lines in a financial institution. Managing liquidity and the balance sheet are crucial to the existence of a financial institution and sustenance of its operations. It is also essential for seamless growth of the balance sheet in a profitable way.
In recent times, even large multinational financial institutions were in a deep liquidity crisis and in dire need of ...
Most financial firms have invested in application and business process management technologies, yet they still have unexpected service degradations or latencies. Read this white paper to understand how one major bank implemented Predictive Analytics software to address these challenges for their Global Payment systems.
Download the paper now and learn:
• What operational risk led the Bank to review its payment systems monitoring architecture and how they greatly reduced that risk.
News headlines about the increasing frequency of unauthorized access to sensitive data and identity theft have focused awareness on data security and privacy breaches - and their consequences.
In response to this issue, regulations (SOX, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA, EU Data Privacy Directive) along with the rising number of regulatory mandates have increased the pressure to show immediate compliance, otherwise failure to ensure compliance can result in significant financial penalties and even jail time. ...
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What Every Banker Needs to Know About Dodd-Frank (in Less Than 40 Pages)