Risk management

  • Cure for the Common Culture: Building Effective Risk Cultures at Financial Institutions

    4/15/14 | Financial Services Institute

    What are the best ways for financial services firms to establish an effective risk culture? We share some tips to keep your culture clean and clear of regulatory risk.

  • Webcast
    Data Protection & Privacy: Building customer trust through data privacy webcast - May 8, 2014

    Risk Assurance

    PwC's Risk Assurance Data Protection & Privacy practice invites you to attend our upcoming webcast. Data privacy is an urgent issue for both consumers and businesses. This webcast will focus on the following topics to help companies enhance their processes and build customer trust: (1) Elevating privacy to the board level, (2) Establishing privacy as a business differentiator, (3) Developing strategies for an effective privacy program, and (4) Responding to incidents and leveraging the lessons learned.

  • Webcast
    Eliminate Cash Leakage with Oracle Advanced Financial Controls for Healthcare Providers - PwC and Oracle webcast - April 17, 2014

    Risk Assurance

    PwC's Risk Assurance Group invites you to attend the Eliminate Cash Leakage with Oracle Advanced Financial Controls for Healthcare Providers webcast to learn how Oracle Advanced Financial Controls can provide a thorough financial controls solution for your organization.

  • Webcast
    Entity Close: How to Achieve Speed, Control and Compliance using GRC - PwC and SAP Webcast - April 8, 2014

    Risk Assurance

    PwC's Risk Assurance Group invites you to attend the Entity Close: How to Achieve Speed, Control and Compliance using GRC webcast, to understand how GRC solutions can be leveraged to improve your closing process.

  • Webcast
    PwC and Oracle Webcast: How M&A Activity and Organizational Change Impacts Financial Processes and Systems - March 26, 2014

    Risk Assurance

    PwC's Risk Assurance Group invites you to attend the How M&A Activity and Organizational Change Impacts Financial Processes and Systems webcast, to learn how to Oracle Advanced Controls can be leveraged in your organizational change efforts.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on data privacy

    2/26/14 | Advisory services

    Data protection and privacy is an urgent issue for both consumers and businesses. As customers increasingly worry whether their personal information is secure and used appropriately, companies are also concerned about protecting data and their brand. This 10Minutes highlights the importance of viewing consumer privacy from more than just a compliance lens and developing a strategy and action plan that will help businesses lead on data privacy by building customer trust and enhancing their brand.

  • Global Economic Crime Survey, 2014: Key Highlights from the U.S.

    2/20/14 | Forensic services

    From cybercrime to corruption, most economic crimes reported are on the rise. What does this mean for your business? Read the key highlights from the U.S.

  • Webcast
    Does your risk management function also drive company performance? It should… webcast - March 14, 2014

    Entertainment & media

    On this Entertainment, media and communications sector webcast, we will explore the characteristics and best practices in monitoring and managing key risks, and link these practices to the strategic, operational and financial business imperatives.

  • Empowering business agility: Strengthening Internal Audit’s impact and value

    2/4/14 | Power & utilities

    Findings from the eighth annual survey of power and utilities chief audit executives.

  • Webcast
    PwC and SAP 2014 Webcast Series - Discussing the top issues companies are asking about Transfer Pricing - February 25, March 19, April 23

    Advisory services

    In the current economic and regulatory climate, transfer pricing implementation requires more attention than ever before, within both finance and tax teams as well as across a range of other stakeholders. It is no surprise that transfer pricing has become the top priority for any global company. You're invited to a webcast series with PwC and SAP discussing the main questions companies are asking about as it relates to their transfer pricing compliance strategy.

  • Technology Forecast: The future of enterprise apps: Moving beyond workflows to mindflows

    1/28/14 | Center for technology and innovation

    This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the future of enterprise applications. Emerging technologies, including mobility, cloud, application programming interfaces (APIs), analytics and others are giving rise to the "mindful app".

  • The Internal Audit Analytics Conundrum—Finding your path through data

    1/21/14 | Risk Assurance

    Business development during recent decades has involved extensive use of technology designed to drive business competitiveness and expand new business horizons. Integrating data analytics into your Internal Audit approach can help you achieve your audit objectives in a more reliable and cost-effective way. This white paper highlights what Internal Audit can be doing to help utilize analytics across their audit plan.

  • Webcast
    Aligning your GRC solution with the revised COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework webcast - January 28, 2014

    Risk Assurance

    PwC's Risk Assurance Group invites you to attend this webcast to learn how to improve the alignment of your GRC Solution to the updated COSO Internal Control Framework.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on service provider transparency

    12/10/13 | Risk Assurance

    Businesses depend on service providers to handle confidential data, run essential business processes, and manage critical technology. This can leave businesses vulnerable to service provider breakdowns. The result can be the providers’ clients violating regulations and even losing customer trust. Yet many businesses may know less than they realize about their service providers’ controls. This 10Minutes discusses how SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports can give businesses the picture they need to have solid confidence in their service providers.

  • Avoiding the drift: Optimizing and maintaining AML surveillance programs

    10/28/13 | Risk Assurance

    Faced with new requirements, financial sector companies have increased their investment in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance efforts. Avoiding the inadvertent process of noncompliance, “AML drift”, is the key to a successful surveillance program. This whitepaper provides methods and techniques to help companies optimize their AML compliance program and protect themselves from regulatory impact.

  • Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014

    10/21/13 | Advisory services

    While organizations have made significant security improvements, they have not kept pace with today’s determined adversaries. As a result, many rely on yesterday’s security practices to combat today’s threats. The results of this survey show that executives are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes, and strategies.

  • Transforming Treasury: Successfully executing a strategic transaction

    10/14/13 | Advisory services

    For strategic transactions, managing the risks typically associated with Corporate Treasury can be paramount to a deal’s success. This article explores how to navigate those risks and seize the inherent opportunities that effectively position Corporate Treasury and strategically transform the new organization.

  • Webcast
    Gain Control of Your Journal Entries: Effective techniques for optimizing manual journal entries in SAP webcast - November 5, 2013

    Risk Assurance

    PwC's Risk Assurance Group invites you to watch this recorded webcast to learn how to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your journal entry process using the right combination of controls and GRC technology.

  • Webcast
    FCPA Declinations: What you need to know when things go wrong webcast - November 12, 2013

    In the context of FCPA, despite a company's earnest compliance efforts, it is possible that a rogue employee or business partner operating in an emerging market offers a bribe to a foreign government official. Join us for an engaging discussion on what companies should consider doing when things go unexpectedly wrong and they find themselves in such a predicament and potentially before US regulators.

  • Webcast
    Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security Survey 2014 Webcast - October 24, 2013

    Results of this year’s survey – including responses from more than 9,600 executives across 115 countries, and virtually every industry – show that executives are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes, and strategies. Budgets are rising and confidence continues to climb. But while many organizations have raised the bar on security, their adversaries have done better.

  • Retail & Consumer KnowledgeBrief: Technical and Quality Newsletter

    10/1/13 | Retail & consumer

    What are the technical and reporting issues impacting retail and consumer products companies? PwC's Retail & Consumer KnowledgeBrief provides insights and summaries on restructuring comment letter trends and disclosure reminders, data protection, conflict minerals, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and more.

  • PwC’s 2013 Investor Survey

    9/25/13 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    What most concerns investors? What do investors expect of corporate directors? How do investors view the current quality of corporate disclosures? We asked investors about these issues, and the message received is clear: Investors want to know more about the risks that companies have identified, and how they are managing them. And investors are looking for more information.

  • Significant others: How financial institutions can effectively manage the risks of third-party relationships

    9/24/13 | Financial Services Institute

    Security incidents at financial institutions attributed to partners and vendors rose to 18% in 2012. Although improvements to strengthen third-party risk management (TPRM) have been made, PwC has found that most institutions still need to apply a risk-based approach to their vendor reviews.

  • Retail and Consumer industry: State of Compliance survey

    9/24/13 | Retail & consumer

    What is the state of compliance for retail and consumer companies in terms of formal compliance infrastructure, resources, and processes? How is the compliance environment for retailers and consumer goods companies different from other industries?

  • Let’s make a difference: Managing compliance and operational risk in the new environment

    8/30/13 | Financial Services Institute

    How can banks manage compliance and operational risk in a changing regulatory landscape?

  • Technology Forecast: DevOps: Solving the engineering productivity challenge

    8/1/13 | Center for technology and innovation

    This issue of the Technology Forecast quarterly investigates how web-based companies maintain continuity amid continuous changes to production systems and explores what large enterprises can learn from them.

  • Automotive Leasing Insight

    7/24/13 | Banking & capital markets

    This paper discusses the factors that can be attributed to the growing popularity of leasing, the advantages of having a well-designed customer experience lease strategy and how this can help support long-term customer retention and loyalty and serve as a springboard to capture additional market share as well as help to offset potential regulatory risk issues.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on whistleblower reform

    7/15/13 | Center for Board Governance

    Whistleblower reform is having significant impact. The SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower has one full year of operation under its belt, and with it 3,001 tips and two awards to date. Leading companies are looking closely at the Office’s first-year report and drawing lessons for building stronger ethics and compliance programs. They’re also considering what it takes to create a highly ethical culture. This 10Minutes highlights the importance of having an ethical culture at the workplace.

  • Insurance Banana Skins 2013

    7/11/13 | Insurance

    Insurance Banana Skins 2013 is piece of research conducted by PwC in association with the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), an independent think tank. It's a survey of insurers and seeks out their views on current risk and future trends.

  • How does your business model add value? And will it in 2020?

    7/2/13 | Global accounting consulting services

    This PwC World Watch article explains why clear information and reporting on your business model is the first step to making it fit for the future, and asks "Does yours add value? And will it in 2020?"

  • It takes two to tango: Managing technology risk is now a business priority

    6/13/13 | Financial Services Institute

    Putting technology risk management on the business agenda today can safeguard and potentially improve business value, brand, and reputation.

  • The evolution of model risk management

    5/15/13 | Financial services regulatory practice

    This A Closer Look discusses what the new model risk management guidance means holistically for banks and provides a high-level roadmap for evolving the model risk management function.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on why the COSO Update deserves your attention

    5/14/13 | Risk Assurance

    COSO has published a PwC-authored update to its framework, the first in over 20 years, which gives you an opportunity to refresh your controls for today's environment.

  • Dataline / In depth
    Dataline: COSO issues the updated Internal Control-Integrated Framework and related illustrative documents (No. 2013-09)

    5/14/13 | Assurance services

    On May 14, 2013, COSO published an updated Internal Control-Integrated Framework and related illustrative documents. This Dataline highlights noteworthy updates to the Framework, summarizes the purpose of the illustrative documents, and highlights key considerations for clients.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on conflict minerals

    5/9/13 | Assurance services

    10Minutes on conflict minerals provides insight into the strategic benefits and risks companies will want to focus on as they comply with the SEC's conflict minerals rule. The rule is effective for 2013 calendar year operations, so regardless of whether companies view conflict minerals as a supply chain opportunity, risk to their brand or another regulatory to-do, they should act now to prepare.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on shaping the boardroom agenda

    2/27/13 | Center for Board Governance

    This edition of 10Minutes outlines key points from PwC’s 2012 Annual Corporate Directors Survey that illustrate how boards are working to improve their oversight.

  • M&A snapshot
    Financial risk management considerations in an acquisition (M&A snapshot)

    12/13/12 | Assurance services

    The acquisition of a business can have a significant impact on both the risk exposures and risk management strategies of the combined entity. In many cases, an acquirer’s financial risk exposure will increase as a result of the acquisition. However, there may be situations in which the acquiree’s operations reduce the acquirer’s current risk exposure. In any event, identifying potential changes in enterprise risks, creating an action plan to address them, and managing changes to risk management strategies post-acquisition are critical to developing short- and long-term solutions for integrating financial risk management considerations in an acquisition.

  • Podcast
    Podcast: Key developments related to bribery and corruption issues in companies

    Assurance services

    The second quarter 2012 'Current Accounting and Reporting Developments' webcast held on June 20, 2012 included a discussion by PwC's Don Keller on key considerations related to bribery and corruption issues in companies. This segment of the webcast is now available for podcast download.

  • Podcast
    Podcast: Becoming a risk resilient organization - the 5 continuous stages

    Advisory services

    An integrated approach to managing risk and business performance can help companies systematically link risk and reward to avoid the pitfalls of operating in a volatile global economy. Listen to Joe Atkinson, Leader of PwC's US Risk practice, to learn about the 5 stages for truly integrating risk and performance to achieve risk resilience in your organization.