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Value and resilience through better risk management

– In a risk environment that is growing more perilous and costly, boards need to help steer their companies toward resilience and value by embedding strategic risk capabilities throughout the organization.
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Insider threat: The human element of cyberrisk

– Cyber programs often miss the significant portion of risk generated by employees, and current tools are blunt instruments. A new... method can yield better results.
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The lending revolution: How digital credit is changing banks from the inside

– Faster credit decisions, vastly improved customer experience, 40 percent lower costs, and a more secure risk profile. Here’s... how to get there.
Podcast

Data privacy: What every manager needs to know

– As companies begin to follow the principles of GDPR, the European Union directive on data protection, they must better understand... what personal information really is and how to properly manage it.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn’t) changed?

– The world economy has recently returned to robust growth. But some familiar risks are creeping back, and new ones have emerged.

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McKinsey on Risk

– 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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Basel III: The final regulatory standard

– Basel III’s finalized regulatory standards will have less impact than was first assumed, but banks still need a holistic... approach to capital management.
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A new posture for cybersecurity in a networked world

– As the dangers mount, current approaches aren’t working. Cyberrisk management needs a root-and-branch overhaul.
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Behavioral insights and innovative treatments in collections

– Lending institutions can significantly improve collections success by applying innovative treatments based on behavioral segmentation.
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Mitigating risk in IT megaprojects

– Public-sector IT projects are highly susceptible to delays and cost overruns. Some leading-edge governments are finding ways to... avoid those pitfalls.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Working across many cultures at Western Union

– The CEO of the global money-transfer company explains how it brings in the multicultural voice of the consumer through a broadly... diverse team of top executives.
Report

The future of risk management in the digital era

– We collaborated with the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and more than 50 institutions around the world, including banks,... regulators, and fintechs, to explore critical questions on the future of risk management. This report aims to answer these questions and shares insights to help organizations navigate a digital transformation of the risk function—now and in the long term.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Applying stress tests beyond banking

– The technique can provide important insights to many companies operating under uncertainty.
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Bringing Basel IV into focus

– How banks can mitigate €120 billion in capital requirements and avoid an ROE haircut.
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Controlling machine-learning algorithms and their biases

– Myths aside, artificial intelligence is as prone to bias as the human kind. The good news is that the biases in algorithms can... also be diagnosed and treated.
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The neglected art of risk detection

– At the core of risk management is risk detection, an art that can be skillfully improved if banks and regulators accept new analytical... methods.
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The new frontier in anti–money laundering

– New analytical tools and surgical automation can help banks take the fight to fraudsters.
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Should assessing financial similarity be part of your corporate portfolio strategy?

– Businesses with different financial profiles can tax managers and put performance at risk. When divesting isn’t an option, here’s... how to manage the conflicts.
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Strategy at the stress-testing table for UK banks and beyond

– This spring, the Bank of England announced the Biennial Exploratory Scenario. Here’s a primer to understand key elements... of the stress test and how it can be used for strategic advantage.
Commentary

Innovating at the speed of the 21st century in pharmaceuticals

– The CEO of Eli Lilly offers perspectives on accelerating change in the industry.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride

– After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic... capital while being more selective about foreign investments.
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Tackling GDPR compliance before time runs out

– Data protection has always been important. Now it’s becoming urgent. Here’s a primer on how companies can adapt to... the new rules.
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