Systemic Operational Risk: Theory, Case Studies and Regulation by Dr. Patrick McConnell
Systemic operational risk means operational risks that are not related to one firm only but arise simultaneously across the financial system. Examples include LIBOR, PPI, mortgage mis-selling, and FX benchmark manipulation. It includes, but is not limited to, conduct risks.
Large systemic operational risk events are starting to get significant attention from banks’ boards of directors, forcing the top executives at these firms to find ways to provide assurance that internal controls will stop such events happening again. One of the main challenges operational risk managers face these days is to develop a risk control framework that would allow senior management to understand where the hot spots are and confirm that policies and procedures are in place and being followed by their employees worldwide.
Author Dr Patrick McConnell, who has over thirty years of professional experience as a senior manager and consultant working with major international financial institutions, provides an understanding of what causes these risks and how they may be tackled at macro- and micro-prudential levels of regulation.
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