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Why the finance sector needs to start thinking like hackers to better manage cyber risks

Jamie Woodruff an ethical hacker who has worked with a number of big organisations globally – such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Bloomberg – to find flaws in their systems to mitigate cyber risks. In this article, Jamie explores why banks are so vulnerable to hacking and what they can do to re-structure their risk management framework to... Read More

Identifying risk appetite to drive better business outcomes

In this article, Sean Hughes, Chief Risk and Legal Officer and UniSuper, explores what ‘risk appetite’ actually means in financial services and how UniSuper is using it as a tool to not only to improve business performance, but also effectively mitigating conduct risk in the current regulatory... Read More

Managing Conduct Risk: Reworking Regulation & Culture

There has been no shortage of well-publicised and highly damaging misconduct scandals within the financial services industry over the past decade, with all of Australia’s major financial institutions all under scrutiny at one point or another. Conduct risk refers to the fines, class actions and increased regulatory oversight that comes as a... Read More


Model Standardisation: Regulatory Risk Models

In this presentation from Risk, Regulation and Culture in Financial Services 2015, Russell Grimwood Executive Manager, Market Risk Management, Commonwealth Bank, explores balancing internal and regulatory applications for risk modeling, including: Evaluating the impact of standardisation in the marketplace Predicting the correct balance between... Read More

Managing Risk without Stifling Innovation

In this presentation from Risk, Regulation and Culture in Financial Services 2015, Francesca Dickson Group Risk Manager, the BPAY Group explores the need for innovation and risk management and how to better understand how to promote innovation within your organisation without comprising your solid risk management framework. The presentation... Read More

Developing a Measurement Framework at a Community Mutual Group to Mitigate Conduct Risk

In this presentation from Conduct Risk Culture 2016 Campbell Nicoll, Chief Risk Officer at The Community Mutual Group explores:Ensuring senior management and the board are sending aligned messages of risk cultureDefining the online survey programme implemented and what drove the organisation to use this technique as a key of... Read More

Core Research Findings on Ethical Culture with Macquarie University

In this past presentation from Conduct Risk 2016 Elizabeth Sheedy, Associate Professor at Macquarie University explores:Discussing alternative methods for assessing an ethical cultureAn overview of key findings on how to manage ethical behaviour and how a culture can be createdUnderstanding the drivers of behaviours and how this affects conduct... Read More

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What does it take to create and maintain an effective risk culture in financial services?

Developing a culture of ethical conduct is about having the right people, systems and processes in place to measure, manage and mitigate risks. In this report, a number of key influencers in the financial services conduct risk space explore the strategies they are using in their organisations to embed an effective risk culture and how they are... Read More

Top Tips to Effectively Manage Conduct Risk in your Organisation

With a recent spark of high profile scandals, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s latest comments on bank culture, and a $6.2 billion bank levy tax announced in the Federal Budget earlier this year, conduct risk is fast becoming a bigger and bigger issue in the financial sector.Ahead of the Conduct Risk Summit we look at some top tips from a host... Read More


Conduct Risk Report 2015/16

Thomson Reuters third annual survey on how financial services firms are managing conduct risk has identified distinct industry wide trends against which firms can benchmark their own... Read More

National Media

APRA pushes bank boards to define, improve risk culture

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia board will provide the banking regulator with its definition of the bank's risk culture and a plan to improve... Read More

Banks may be forced to do risk management audits

The parliamentary committee examining banking conduct may renew its push for the banks' risk management frameworks to be independently reviewed in the wake of AUSTRAC's legal action against Commonwealth Bank. AUSTRAC confirmed it briefed members of the House of Representatives economics committee in Canberra on Monday to provide insight about... Read More

CBA at risk of investigations by ­global regulators

Billions of dollars in Commonwealth Bank transactions in the US, Europe and Asia have not been properly monitored, the bank’s internal review has found, potentially exposing the institution to investigation by ­global regulators.The confidential review of the bank’s compliance with Australian and ­global anti-money laundering and... Read More

Commonwealth Bank inquiry: Is former APRA boss John Laker the right person for the job?

Sure, it recently turned in a record $9.93 billion profit, but Australia's biggest bank has been hit by scandal after scandal.First there was it's involvement in lending to customers caught up by the Storm collapse, then the financial planning scandal, a series of complaints against CommInsure and finally the massive money laundering... Read More