Kristin Moyer

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Euro Crisis: 50% of Firms Stuck Behind the Planning Eight Ball

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 20, 2012  |  2 Comments

Contributed by David Furlonger Today we conducted our Euro Crisis Webinar. 416 participants were surveyed about: Whether their enterprise had plans in place to deal with a worsened euro crisis Whether the euro crisis has impacted their IT budget Whether the euro crisis would influence investments in innovation Results of the polling revealed that 50% [...]

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Euro Crisis:Get Ready for More Regulation and Protectionism.

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 10, 2012  |  Comments Off

Contributed by David Furlonger   [ Register Now For January 19th webinar: Euro Crisis Webinar ] An interesting article appeared on Reuters yesterday: Financial repression is here and may be helpful. It discusses and supports the potential for greater control over the financial markets by governments, including a continuation of the current schemes that print more money [...]

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The Tragedy of the Euro Fiscal Commons

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 9, 2011  |  Comments Off

Contributed by David Furlonger As announced on the BBC (and other media outlets) today: Euro crisis: Eurozone deal reached without UK it appears on the surface as if consensus has been reached between many Eurozone countries on addressing the crisis. All but the UK whose current leader believes such a deal is not in the [...]

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The Euro Crisis – Are IT Professionals Prepared for the Fallout?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 8, 2011  |  2 Comments

Contributed by David Furlonger Today’s WSJ suggested the Euro currency was finished: Banks Prep for Life After Euro This is another news article, in a continuing stream, that has become more intense over the last several months. The question is, are IT professionals, as opposed to economists and maybe politicians, prepared for a redenomination of [...]

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Canadian Banks Carded To Little Effect

by Kristin Moyer  |  May 22, 2009  |  1 Comment

David furlonger and Stessa Cohen here… Newswires in Canada are full of the announcement from the Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty about changes in the rules governing credit cards: http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/index.html?subject=Jim+Flaherty&type=Person   On the surface these changes reflect some of what has already been proposed by U.S. lawmakers, (http://blogs.gartner.com/kristin_moyer/2009/04/29/transparency-communication-with-proposed-credit-card-regulatory-changes/ ), but importantly are absent any limiting of [...]

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Review your Pandemic Plan… and wash your hands.

by Kristin Moyer  |  April 27, 2009  |  2 Comments

Rick DeLotto and Roberta Witty here with some thoughts on the Influenza Uproar… please note that, as of this writing, no epidemic or pandemic has been declared. First, don’t panic— if you are a US bank you should already have a written and tested pandemic plan in place.  We suggest you review it, check your [...]

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Hands Up – How Do You Know If You Are Stressed?

by Kristin Moyer  |  February 11, 2009  |  Comments Off

  David Furlonger here - yesterday saw the release of the U.S. Financial Stability Plan and the Capital Assistance Program. The accompanying Fact Sheet sets out the requirement for banks to begin “comprehensive stress testing” to determine whether institutions have the necessary capital to lend money and absorb future losses from further economic declines.   While [...]

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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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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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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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