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The risk-based approach to cybersecurity

– The most sophisticated institutions are moving from a “maturity based” to a “risk based” approach for managing cyberrisk. Here is how they are doing it.
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Financial crime and fraud in the age of cybersecurity

– As cybersecurity threats compound the risks of financial crime and fraud, institutions are crossing functional boundaries to... enable collaborative resistance.
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Scotiabank’s chief risk officer on the state of anti–money laundering

– Daniel Moore talks about finding bad guys, creating good money, and everything in between.
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Building board-management dynamics to withstand a crisis: Addressing the fault lines

– Crises can strain relationships at the top of organizations to the breaking point. Improving the dynamics between board members... and senior executives can make recovery from crisis more successful.
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Flushing out the money launderers with better customer risk-rating models

– Dramatically improve detection rates by simplifying model architecture, fixing underlying data, and using machine-learning algorithms... to identify high-risk behavior.

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Transforming approaches to AML and financial crime

The fight against financial crime continues to evolve, and the stakes for financial institutions have never been higher. ... This compendium of articles focuses on AML and fraud, and addresses how to develop effective and efficient programs that create value by improving customer experience and reputation, enhancing revenue opportunities, and complying with regulatory standards.
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McKinsey on Risk, Number 8, November 2019

– The journal offering McKinsey’s global perspective and strategic thinking on risk, focusing on the key risk areas that bear upon... the performance of the world’s leading companies.

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Consumer-data privacy and personalization at scale: How leading retailers and consumer brands can strategize for both

– Customer concerns about the security and privacy of their online data can impede personalized marketing at scale. Best-practice... companies are building protections into their digital properties.
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A primer in resilience: Maximizing value beyond earnings

– Empowering the finance organization to take decisive action to strengthen the balance sheet is critical to achieving organizational... resilience.
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Managing industrials’ commodity-price risk

– Industrial companies can hedge an ever-increasing number of commodities, but effective hedging requires a comprehensive approach.
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What will Europe’s e-privacy regulation mean for your business?

– The ePrivacy Regulation, an elaboration of the GDPR, has been moving closer to adoption; beyond preparing for compliance, smart... companies can find business advantages.
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Securing software as a service

– Here is how SaaS providers can meet the security needs of their enterprise customers.
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The customer mandate to digitize collections strategies

– Customers told us that more calling won’t improve lenders’ contact and recovery rates. Here’s what they said does work.
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GDPR compliance since May 2018: A continuing challenge

– Companies must automate and streamline, or the challenge of GDPR compliance will overwhelm them.
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Cybersecurity: Linchpin of the digital enterprise

– As companies digitize businesses and automate operations, cyberrisks proliferate; here is how the cybersecurity organization can... support a secure digital agenda.
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Collaborating for the common good: Navigating public-private data partnerships

– Public-private data collaboration holds great promise for solving some of society’s toughest challenges, but a holistic... data-governance framework is needed to help build trust and address risks.
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Bubbles pop, downturns stop

– Economic downturns are impossible to predict and sure as sunrise. Build resilience now, because when the sun comes up, you’d better... be moving.
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Going digital in collections to improve resilience against credit losses

– With delinquencies on the rise, lenders need to transform their contact approaches now to suit customer preferences.
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