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How to get to Wall Street, and not end up on Wallow Way

Brace yourselves this isn’t one of my shorter pieces, but it’s a must-read. Investing, it can be pretty daunting for first timers there is a lot to sift through and a lot to learn. 1,648 more words

Personal Finance

Risk-appetite reimagined

I semi-changed my mind on risk appetite. Separate risk appetite statements are still stupid (because there is a better way), but despite that risk appetites should be calculated. 44 more words

Risk Management

Considering Safety - its all in the preparation

Anyone who knows me is probably aware that as each year fades, I embark on a massive clean, to prepare the house for the Bells. As far as I’m aware, it’s a tradition from the North East of Scotland; everything is supposed to be finished. 732 more words

Risk Management

The Global Cycle Has Further To Run

News this past week:

• Oil prices rose 2% on the week with Brent at USD 53.9
• Gold rose 1.9 % to 1347, its third week of gains… 215 more words

Market Commentary

Why Should Small Financial Institutions Perform Compliance Risk Assessments?   

The concept of risk assessments is often associated with large banks and financial institutions – but it shouldn’t be.  Oftentimes, the ugly truth about risk assessments is that they are prepared specifically to meet a regulatory requirement and not much more.   1,595 more words

The whole concept of risk-appetite is total nonsense

The concept of risk-appetite has been around for years, yet so many risk practicioners still find themselves confused and unsure how to quantify, formalise and document it. 581 more words

Risk Management

Not taking risk is the riskiest proposal

The question is not whether to take risk, but how much and no more!

And that amount is a function of your appetite.

The world has become so interesting because many of our ancestors decided to do things that were ‘risky’, or even outright outrageously ‘improbable’ and ‘uncertain’! 9 more words