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The Risk Blog

Risk Management Industry News for FCA Regulated Businesses

Topics: Cloud Solutions

10 Questions About The Cloud

When we are bidding for a project we often get asked by prospective customers 

"what should I be considering when purchasing a cloud solution?"

Here are some of areas we typically suggest that they consider...

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Topics: Risk Management

11 Key Ingredients of an effective GRC System: Automation

Getting the correct process in place is crucial for efficient and cost-effective claims management. Ensuring that these processes are followed every time by everyone can be even more of a challenge that requires regular training, discipline and...

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Topics: Risk Management

Measuring the value of risk management

In our most recent blog we discussed how some organisations are reluctant to invest in Risk Management despite the fact that managing risks using inexpensive and inflexible spreadsheets often prevents effective risk management. When risk is seen as a...

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Topics: Risk Management

Risk Awareness is not the same as understanding risk

An article in the Business Reporter, distributed with the Sunday Telegraph on August 3rd, highlighted an extremely valuable point:
While increasing awareness of risk is extremely important in terms of creating a risk culture within an organisation,...
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Topics: Industry Regulator

AIFMD: All Systems Go?

This week saw the end of the transitional period of AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive). As of July 22nd all Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) within the EU fall under the regulation, which was first introduced in 2013....

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Topics: Risk Management

Making Risk Make Sense: More from the GRC Pundit

In his blog this week, GRC Pundit at GRC 20/20 Michael Rasmussen highlights the high failure rate of Risk and GRC technology projects, with budgets overrunning and expectations going unmet.
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Topics: Risk Management

Overcoming common reporting barriers

From our experience, many organisations struggle with similar Risk Reporting issues. These issues often have a major impact on the risk management process; preventing your organisation from creating a clear picture of its risk profile.
Following on...
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Topics: Risk Management

Webinar: Managing Project Risk Throughout the Project Lifecycle

Join Xactium and guest speaker Michael Rasmussen, GRC Pundit at GRC 2020, for this one-hour webinar where we will be discussing how to effectively manage risk at project level as well as how this can be integrated into a broader enterprise and ...

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Topics: Risk Management

11 Key Ingredients of an effective GRC System: Spreadsheet Support

Part 10. Importing and Exporting Risk Data into Spreadsheets

The use of spreadsheets is heavily embedded in almost every organisation, no matter how big or small. People are familiar with spreadsheets and are often happy in the knowledge that they can...

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