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Archives for October, 2008


Insurers: Be Prepared to Ramp up your Risk Management IT Spending

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 30, 2008  |  17 Comments

Maureen O’Neil and Juergen Weiss here. Although the worldwide insurance markets have not yet been as severely impacted as the banking industry, it is already obvious that a new wave of regulation will wash over the industry.  This new wave of regulation will extend beyond Solvency II, Sarbanes-Oxley and the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and […]

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Phillies, Baseball, Banks

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 30, 2008  |  Comments Off

Stessa Cohen here. The Phillies won the World Series of Baseball (yes, with only US teams) last night and since I live in Philadelphia, I am pretty darn excited. It’s the first time the city has won a championship in 25 years. One sportswriter points out that the championship came after 10,000 losses. Does this […]

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Get Ready for Yet More Politically Driven Decisions on Regulations in the Banking Sector

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 29, 2008  |  Comments Off

Jay Wolstenholme here.  No matter who wins the upcoming U.S. election, get ready for more politically-driven decisions on regulations. Recent actions on short selling were beyond economics – certainly not surprising. Why? Because Main Street sentiment wanted Congress to effect regulatory policy immediately. The voters demanded action from Congress regardless of whether or not the […]

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Survey Results – Credit Union GPS Download

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 28, 2008  |  Comments Off

Stessa Cohen here.  The other day, I read somewhere (I think it was on Twitter, but who could find that post now?) that through the Credit Union Service Centers, credit unions offer their members the ability to download Credit Union Service Centers location data into their GPS devices. Some banks have more branches than the 3,444 […]

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How the US Presidential Election Will Impact…Regulation in the Banking Sector

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 27, 2008  |  1 Comment

Kristin Moyer, David Furlonger, Peter Redshaw and Rick DeLotto here.  The US election is looming – 8 days and counting.  This week our blog will look at its impact on banking, IT and scenario planning.  Today, we look its impact on regulation in the banking sector. It seems that the McCain focus is on harmonizing multiple agencies […]

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Acceleration of Democratization and Bifurcation

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 24, 2008  |  Comments Off

Jay Wolstenhome here.  The continuing decline and turmoil of investment banks and broker-dealers accelerates the democratization of capital markets and the bifurcation of the financial industry. The result will be consumer choice on the top level with commodity utility processing below. On one side of the bifurcation, the inevitable shake-out of hedge funds along with […]

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CIOs May Manage Systems for Oil, Gas and Energy Banking Someday

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 24, 2008  |  2 Comments

David Furlonger and Keith Harrison here.  What value is there in money…? The recent fall out in the financial markets has brought into glaring focus the value of underlying assets. Speculation using derivative contracts based on spurious values for and actuality of real assets has come undone, and the whole notion of ‘promise to pay’ […]

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CIO Scenario Planning for the Collapse of the Euro and Basel II

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 23, 2008  |  Comments Off

David Furlonger here with my colleagues Rick DeLotto and Doug McKibben. I really do want to pay more taxes – honest.  Being a British citizen living in Canada and having lived for 5 years in the US, I have the dubious pleasure of paying taxes in three countries and the simultaneous annoyance of not being […]

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One Chance in a Million Happens All the Time – Step Up Physical and Electronic Precautions

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 23, 2008  |  Comments Off

Rick DeLotto here.  First, this is not an attempt to raise fear, uncertainty or doubt… reality is doing quite enough of that for all of us now. It is, though, time to cast a weary eyeball over some current events that have been buried by more vivid news. There are a lot of people out […]

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The Wisdom of Sun Tzu for Regional Banks

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 22, 2008  |  1 Comment

Frank Schlier here.  Now may be a good time for large regional banks that didn’t get tied up in CDOs and other derivatives to tear out a page from Sun Tzu’s play book: The smaller army can defeat the larger by attacking small pieces. Case in point, I met with a large regional bank in Europe […]

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