Dominique Bourrat

McKinsey acquires Risk Dynamics

03 February 2016

McKinsey & Company has acquired Risk Dynamics, a leading risk analytics firm based in Brussels, from where it serves many of the world’s leading financial services companies. This acquisition reflects their joint commitment to becoming a global leader in model validation, model risk management and model advisory support for the financial services sector.  Continue reading…


Zika virus : travel alert

28 January 2016

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. Continue reading…

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FCA and PRA investigations into HBOS senior managers

28 January 2016

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have decided to start investigations into certain former HBOS senior managers. These investigations will determine whether or not any prohibition proceedings should be commenced against them. The FCA and PRA continue to review materials with a view to making further decisions regarding other former HBOS senior managers.

PA launches new solution for future-proofing talent

19 January 2016

PA Consulting Group has launched a new tool to help companies ensure their talent is fit for purpose, both now and in the future. Talent Gene is a suite of online tools based on extensive research with leading companies. It provides a unique multi-layered system that enables organisations to improve the way they manage the attraction, retention and development of talent.

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Basel Committee issues revised framework for market risk capital requirements

14 January 2016

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today issued the revised minimum capital requirements for market risk as agreed by its oversight body – the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS). The revised market risk framework is a key component of the Basel Committee’s overall efforts to reform global regulatory standards in response to the global financial crisis. Continue reading…