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Perspectives on conduct risk in wealth management

– Here are four principles that can help financial institutions meet customer and regulator expectations for better conduct-risk management.
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Expanding horizons for risk management in pharma

– With risks mounting, drugmakers can take a page from other highly regulated, capital-intensive businesses.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Insecurity

– Trojan-infested botnets. Distributed denials of service. Credential stuffing attacks. How secure is your company in an age of... cybercrime?
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GDPR compliance after May 2018: A continuing challenge

– Companies will need to increase automation and streamline their organization if they are not to be overwhelmed by the challenge... of sustaining GDPR compliance over the long term.
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FRTB reloaded: Overhauling the trading-risk infrastructure

– Investing in infrastructure isn’t glamorous. But a thoughtful rebuild will pay dividends for years to come.

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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.
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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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Perspectives on CCAR: Confronting uncertainty in the 2018 cycle

– For the third year in a row, no bank failed the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) on quantitative grounds. And... while regulatory uncertainty remains a challenge, banks have more to do to prepare for CCAR 2018 and to build their longer-term approach for stress testing.
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Advanced analytics: Nine insights from the C-suite

– Conversations with hundreds of business leaders reveal nine ways that they are—and are not—adapting to the analytics... revolution.
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Stress testing for nonfinancial companies

– Assessing a company’s vulnerability to risk makes otherwise theoretical discussions of strategy more real.
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Risk analytics enters its prime

– All the ingredients are in place for unprecedented advances in risk analytics. Now it’s up to banks to capture the opportunities.
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Living with BCBS 239

– The most recent McKinsey–IIF survey on risk data and technology revealed that while banks struggle with the rising regulatory... bar, leaders are actually finding business value.
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The business logic in debiasing

– Debiasing business decision making has drawn board-level attention, as companies doing it are achieving marked performance improvements.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

A case study in combating bias

– Following several disappointing investments, the German electric utility RWE overhauled its decision-making processes. Learn how... from the CFO who spearheaded the effort.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Are you prepared for a corporate crisis?

– No one can predict when disaster will strike—but knowing what to expect if it does will buy precious time.
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