Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) July 08, 2007 -- Based on primary research demonstrating real-world 'tricks of the trade', this is a working manual geared for risk practitioners to implement an effective risk architecture. It clearly shows how systems have been implemented in practice, where things have gone wrong and where successes have been achieved
It is increasingly difficult to measure and manage financial risks without some degree of automation and systems support. Companies are now demanding an 'engine' to determine and report true risk exposure that also has the ability to access, integrate, cleanse, store, and analyse the large amounts of data needed to do this.. In addition, regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel II point towards systems as key to managing risks in a consistent, traceable manner. Consequently, spending on risk technology is significant and growing.
Nevertheless, many risk technology implementations fail to some degree. This failure is not simply down to a lack of risk methodologies or an absence of robust risk systems solutions, but tends to be due to implementation issues.
The expertise, background, tools and methods needed to successfully implement a risk architecture are different to those required to deploy other financial systems such as accounting packages. This book provides you with both the functional and process background to accomplish this, as well as an experienced practitioner's view on overcoming implementation challenges.
The author's extensive contacts with major risk solutions vendors, users, and consultancies are leveraged to present the leading concepts and trends in risk architecture. Finally, the author does not ignore the people side of risk architecture, using his experience with hiring and managing project teams to describe the 'right' type of people needed in the various stages of a risk architecture rollout programme.