Sergio Scandizzo has updated and expanded The Operational Risk Manager's Guide in light of the 2007-9 crisis. The credit losses incurred have been exposed as primarily governance and operationally driven. In other words, credit losses were caused by failures in the governance of risk or in risk management operational standards. Increasingly as they recognize this banks and supervisors are looking to strengthen the risk management process. With the need to pay close attention to the oversight of risk management and to risks like liquidity, reputation, governance and extreme scenarios (fat tails), there is a need for operational risk managers to step up to the mark. Operational risk managers have the natural firm-wide outlook necessary to bring these risks into their remit. The updates to The Operational Risk Manager's Guide delivers practical information on how the operational risk manager's role has expanded since the 2007-9 crisis and how to manage these new responsibilities. The Operational Risk Manager's Guide, Second Edition leads you step-by-step through the key practices and responsibilities of being an operational risk manager.
As the reader you are presented with a set of typical scenarios and shown how to manage these pressing demands and take strategic decisions. Written in an authoritative and engaging style Scandizzo covers the challenges and issues commonly faced by op risk professionals, such as measurement and reporting, policy, infrastructure, developing relationships with other groups within the bank, recruitment, training, control and mitigation of operational risk. This new Executive Report builds on the coverage of the best-selling first edition, with expanded coverage and additional chapters that address: * The impact of the crisis and the limitations of existing tools and techniques * The increased importance of scenario analysis and stress testing * The key role of operational risk in ensuring the integrity of the risk management process * The importance of the new product approval process * The pivotal role of the AMA approach Written exclusively from the perspective of an operational risk manager, the focus of this Executive Report is always on describing practical ways to get the job done, backed up with real-life examples of everything that is discussed.
It provides you with a solid understanding of the tools and techniques of identifying, managing, reporting and monitoring operational risk. The Executive Report looks at current developments affecting the role of the op risk manager including new regulatory recommendations, validation of risk models, risk management oversight, capital measurement and allocation, and concluding with an assessment of how the op risk manager's role is likely to evolve over the next 10 years. This concise, practical Executive Report talks to practitioners in their own language with plenty of identifiable examples of day-to-day scenarios. This is essential reading not only for operational risk managers and analysts but also management consultants, internal and external auditors and compliance officers looking to move into this area or needing to learn more about the operational risk manager's role.
Sergio Scandizzo Sergio Scandizzo is the author of The Operational Risk Manager's Guide, now in its second edition, and of Validation and Use Test in AMA, both published by Risk Books. Sergio was also a contributing author to the award-winning Risk Books title Advanced Measurement Approach to Operational Risk, edited by Ellen Davis. He is also Associate Editor of The Journal of Operational Risk and the author of several journal papers on fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms and risk management. Sergio is currently Deputy Advisor at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. Prior to his position at the EIB he was a principal in the London office of PricewaterhouseCoopers and, prior to that, a senior manager of the Operational Risk Group at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto. He holds degrees in computer science and finance.
Foreword Anthony Peccia Citibank Canada INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION: THE MANAGEMENT OF RISK MANAGEMENT The limits of risk governance The difference between Prozac and Credit Default Swaps The role of risk management The failures of risk management PROLOGUE: THE JOB INTERVIEW PART I. THE JOB DESCRIPTION 1. A DAY IN THE LIFE Key Risk Indicators Meeting with Internal Audit Briefing the CRO Videoconference Message from the supervisors Study on third-party liability Presentation New product approval 2. THE OPERATIONAL RISK FUNCTION Do I have to manage anything? A place in the sun Are you "adding value"? Why manage operational risk? Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition PART II. TOOLS OF THE TRADE: LIFE UNDER BASEL II 3. RISK MANAGEMENT FOR BEGINNERS: THE OPERATIONAL RISK POLICY Definitions Risk appetite Roles and responsibilities The operational risk management framework 4. RISK IDENTIFICATION Objectives of risk identification A methodology for risk identification and mapping Case studies Conclusions 5. RISK ASSESSMENT Measurement and capital allocation The Basel II approaches to operational risk measurement The advanced measurement approaches 6. A MANUAL FOR SCENARIO ANALYSIS The logic of Elfland A story about what happened in the future Scenario assessment Ten suggestions for scenario building Structure of a scenario database Some examples 7. AMA: AN ADVANCED APPROACH TO RISK MEASUREMENT Introduction The lessons of Lehman Brothers The mystery of risk measurement AMA in action A practical example 8. RISK MONITORING AND REPORTING Reporting operational events and losses Reporting results of self-assessment Reporting Key Risk Indicators: the Operational Risk Scorecard Reporting for top management 9. THE NEW PRODUCT APPROVAL PROCESS Principles Managing the product Managing risks Managing innovation and complexity Sample New Product Approval Policy and Procedure Troubleshooting: KRIs for the New Product Approval Process Case study PART III. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS 10. THE MANAGEMENT OF EXTREME RISKS The meaning of strategy Risk definitions High-severity events Scenario analysis for extreme events 11. FINANCIAL AND OTHER DISASTERS Three case studies Thinking the unthinkable EPILOGUE. OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE YEAR 2020