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Future of bank risk management

The future of bank risk management

December 2015—Over the next decade, bank risk functions will face more transformation than ever before. Those that succeed will capitalize on the trends driving these shifts, and be prepared to launch initiatives now that balance short-term impact with the longer-term vision.


Taking the stress out of operational-risk stress testing

December 2015—Financial institutions are facing heightened supervisory scrutiny, but those that establish a structured and calibrated approach to operational-risk stress testing will thrive.more

Compliance 2.0: Emerging Best Practice Model

Compliance 2.0: Emerging best practice model

October 2015—The compliance function in financial institutions has traditionally focused on promulgation of laws and advice, offering limited understanding of the business operations and underlying risk exposures. An emerging best practice model aims to address these challenges through an expanded role of compliance, supported by a robust risk management toolkit and better integration with the overall enterprise risk management framework.

book excerpt | McKinsey Quarterly

Repelling the cyberattackers

July 2015—Organizations must build digital resilience to protect their most valuable information assets.more

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An executive’s guide to machine learning

June 2015—It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.more

Improving disaster relief

Improving disaster recovery: Lessons learned in the United States

June 2015—This article will help state and local government leaders understand some of the most critical actions they must take to set themselves up for the daunting task of recovering from a major disaster in the U.S.A.

People and talent management in risk

People and talent management in risk and control functions

May 2015—Given increasing requirements and a scarce talent base, risk-management functions in corporates and financial institutions face more and more challenges to recruit, develop and retain the right people. Based on a survey and intense discussions with industry experts we lay out 5 strategic initiatives how risk functions can improve on people and performance management.

Managing the people side of risk

Managing the people side of Risk

March 2015—With an increasing need for banks to manage their risk culture, we explore how risk culture should be defined, what’s required to transform risk culture, and how organizations can monitor progress on evolving risk culture towards a desired target state.

Voices on bank transformation

Voices on bank transformation: Insights on creating lasting change

March 2015—This paper draws together the perspective of McKinsey experts on organizational health, risk culture, and digital transformation with the experience of five successful CEOs and chairmen to illustrate the changes reshaping banks.


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