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The Operational Risk Handbook for Financial Companies: A guide to the new world of performance-oriented operational risk by Brian Barnier

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Introduction

Touchstones to Keep Focus on Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • We all manage risk; it’s part of life.
  • Risk management is simple.
  • Life and business are complex.
  • Use risk management approaches to make business simpler as one way to reduce risk.
  • Use risk management to provide clarity and logic, not emotion and bias.
  • Use the right tools to make the job easier.

This book describes an approach to help financial companies shift to a more business performance-oriented, systematic approach to risk management. To this end, it is helpful to be focused by a set of touchstones.

The following will be elaborated and borne out over the coming chapters, but they are collected here in preview for ease of reference and to set out, as ...

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