Risk

The better you understand and manage your risks, the better your ability to safeguard your franchise, deploy your funds in the most effective way and capitalise on opportunities more quickly and decisively than your competitors.

The fallout from the credit crisis has introduced volatility and uncertainty in the financial markets and within the wider economic community, the single biggest change that has come to light is that of going from years of abundance to a period whereby both funding and equity are scarce and expensive.

This has placed companies under increased pressure to reduce costs but still continue to grow and maintain a competitive advantage through increased productivity and efficiency. Therefore as the world emerges from recession and the survivors find their new place in the financial order that has transpired, financial organisations are now tasked with transitioning their risk management and governance practices into world class standards.

Our dedicated global network of financial services risk management experts can help you to develop the risk strategy, risk insight and underlying infrastructure of risk identification, evaluation and communication that will give you the edge in a complex and uncertain business environment.

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Liquidity risk management

As a result of the global financial crisis and increasing regulatory pressure, banks have to improve their liquidity risk management (LRM) frameworks and practices.
Our dedicated team can help you to develop a systematic, forward-looking and organisationally-integrated liquidity risk management framework.

Risk reporting and risk management information

Boards are all too often being deluged with overly complex and convoluted risk reports, much of which can be out of date by the time it arrives.
Our dedicated team can help you to cut through the fog and provide clear, actionable and forward-looking risk dashboards for your board, risk committee and other key users.

Risk technology and infrastructure

Risk management effectiveness is limited by challenges in providing reliable information when required. Organisations can struggle to address the technology needs of risk managers.
Our global network of financial services risk technology and infrastructure specialists can help to understand the root causes of your information issues, defining requirements and evaluating the solution options and architecture available.

Risk-based capital management

Effective risk-based capital management (RBCM) is now a competitive as well as compliance imperative.
Our dedicated global RBCM team can support the implementation and development of effective RBCM from design, build and validation, to organisational embedding, evaluation and benchmarking against your peers.

Liquidity risk management

Risk-based capital management (RBCM) helps financial institutions to manage their businesses better by enabling them to quantify the risks they face, the capital needed to cover those risks and the real risk-adjusted returns that are being made.

Interest in RBCM frameworks is growing as a result of:

  • the move to risk-based prudential regulation, including Basel II and Basel III;
  • the recent financial crisis, which underlined the fact that the availability and optimal use of capital is a key driver for sustainability;
  • competitor pressure from more advanced institutions; and
  • the increasing expectations of analysts and rating agencies on the use and reporting of capital.

Our dedicated global RBCM team can support the implementation and development of effective RBCM from design, build and validation, to organisational embedding, evaluation and benchmarking against your peers.

 

Contacts

+352 (0) 494848 4141
+27 (11) 797 4036

Risk-based capital management

Effective risk-based capital management (RBCM) is now a competitive as well as compliance imperative. Crucial benefits include sharper capital efficiency, more sustainable returns and a firm basis to communicate the strengths and potential of your business to analysts, investors and rating agencies.

Firms need to recognise that RBCM and its underlying assumptions require constant challenge, refinement and alignment with evolving business needs. This approach will make sure that the RBCM framework provides a credible source of information, assurance and insight for management.

Our dedicated global RBCM team can support the implementation and development of effective RBCM from design, build and validation, to organisational embedding, evaluation and benchmarking against your peers.

 

Contacts

+39 (06) 570 832 158

Risk reporting and risk management information

Boards are all too often being deluged with overly complex and convoluted risk reports, much of which can be out of date by the time it arrives.

By breaking down risk silos, consolidating analysis from around the group and making sure risk data is aligned with strategy and business planning, you can answer the fundamental questions that all executives ask:

  • What risks does our business face?
  • How much risk are we prepared to take?
  • How can we be sure there are no surprises?
  • How does our risk profile affect our capital?

Our dedicated financial services risk reporting team can help you to cut through the fog and provide clear, actionable and forward-looking risk dashboards for your board, risk committee and other key users.

 

Contacts

+44 (0)20 780 41225

Risk technology and infrastructure

The effectiveness of risk management is limited by challenges in providing the clear, timely and reliable information when required. Organisations can struggle to address the data and technology needs of risk managers.

To meet these challenges, risk technology and the people who operate it must tackle fundamental issues outside their direct control, and forge cooperative partnerships with owners of data and systems across the organisation to address issues at source, rather than compensate for them in isolation.

Our global network of financial services risk technology specialists can help to understand the root causes of your information issues, defining requirements and evaluating the solution options and architecture available. We can then support you through the detailed design and implementation of these solutions into your risk organisation and help you manage the complex changes.

 

Contacts

Symon Dawson
+44 207 804 1225

 
 

Central and Eastern Europe

Lukasz Bystrzynski
Tel: +48 22 523 4228

France

Marie-Hélène Sartorius
Tel: +33 (0) 01 56 57 5646

Germany

Olaf Lahrsen
Tel: +49 69 9585 1684

India

Harsh Bisht
Tel: +[91] (22) 6669 1282

Italy

Pietro Penza
Tel: +39 (06) 570 832 158

Luxembourg

Thierry Lopez
Tel: +352 (0) 494848 4141

Middle East

Camille Haddad
Tel: +965 2227 5800

The Netherlands

Marcel Prinsenberg
Tel: +31 (0) 887927665

South Africa

Ina de Vry
Tel: +27 (11) 797 4036
Mark Claassen
Tel: +27 (21) 529 2521

Spain

Jose Luis Lopez Torres
Tel: +34 915 685 482

Sweden

André Wallenberg
Tel:+46 (0) 8-55534162

Switzerland

Monika Mars
Tel: +41 (0) 58 792 1622

United Kingdom

John Bromfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 780 42823