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ORX Operational Risk Podcast

Trusted insights into effective operational risk management

Welcome to The ORX Operational Risk Podcast, bringing you insights and discussion about important operational risk topics.

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Latest episodes

Episode 20: Top Risks Review, ORX News top 5 operational risk losses and focus on data management

In the first half of this episode, Steve Bishop and Emilie Odin talk through the recent ORX Top Risk Review. They explore the key themes and top risks identified in the study, including information security and cyber, third part and data management.

Fern Ashcroft and Stanca Oproiu take a look at the five largest operational risk losses reported by the ORX News team in June 2022 and continue their series on data management.

Episode resources and links

You can find the top 5 operational risk losses discussed in this episode, along with all previous top 5s, on the ORX News resources webpage.  ORX News subscribers can also access Deep Dives for more information at https://news.orx.org/node/10936 and https://news.orx.org/node/7201.

ORX members can download the latest Top Risk Review report for free on our website and non-members can purchase it as part of the Risk Landscape package.

Episode 19: Climate and operational risk, ORX News top 5 operational risk losses and focus on data management

In the first section of this episode, Steve Bishop, Esther Renfrew, John Bosnell and Natasha Craig discuss climate and operational risk. They look at how financial institutions are approaching climate-related risks and what ORX is doing to support our membership with this challenge. They also explore the impact of climate on operational risk using some real-life examples reported by ORX News.

Fern Ashcroft then joins Natasha Craig for the regular section from ORX News, The team take a look at the five largest operational risk losses of May 2022 and begin a short series focusing on data management.

Episode resources and links

You can find the top 5 operational risk losses discussed in this episode, along with all previous top 5s, on the ORX News resources webpage. ORX members can access all our available climate resources on the members-only website.

Episode 18: Innovating risk management, ORX News top 5 and focus on ESG

Join Simon Wills, ORX Executive Director, and Mark Cooke as they explore how risk can innovate. They also introduce a new initiative – iDP (innovation data platform) – which can help risk managers overcome the barriers to innovation.

The ORX News team then take a look at the five largest operational risk losses of April 2022 and do a short focus section on ESG.

This episode features Simon Wills, Mark Cooke, Fern Ashcroft and Stanca Oproiu. 

Episode resources and links

You can find the top 5 operational risk losses discussed in this episode, along with all previous top 5s, on the ORX News resources webpage. If you'd like to learn more about iDP head over to: https://idp.orx.org/.

Episode 17: Operational risk horizon, ORX News top 5 operational risk losses and focus on cyber warfare

Join the ORX research team as they look at the findings from the latest ORX Operational Risk Horizon Study, which explores emerging risks.

The ORX News team then take a look at the five largest operational risk losses of March 2022 and do a short focus section on cyber warfare.

This episode features Esther Renfrew, Simon Johnson, Emilie Odin, Lily Richardson, Fern Ashcroft and Natasha Craig. 

Episode resources and links

You can find the top 5 operational risk losses discussed in this episode, along with all previous top 5s, on the ORX News resources webpage.

The Operational Risk Horizon 2022 report is available to all ORX members on the member-only website, or for non-members to purchase for just £900.

Episode 16: Operational resilience, ORX News Top 5 operational risk losses and focus on sanctions

Join the ORX research team as they look at how financial organisations are overcoming some of the practical hurdles associated with developing and implementing operational resilience frameworks. The discussion is based on a recent report which was produced in collaboration with our Operational Resilience Working Group.

The ORX News team then take a look at the five largest operational risk losses of February 2022 and, in light of the conflict in Ukraine, do a short focus section on sanctions.

This episode features Steve Bishop, Melanie Lavallin, Emilie Odin, Lily Richardson, Fern Ashcroft and Thomas Neale. 

Episode resources and links

You can find the top 5 operational risk losses discussed in this episode, along with all previous top 5s, on the ORX News resources webpage. The operational resilience report is available to all ORX members on the members-only website.

Episode 15: Cyber risk quantification, ORX News top 5 operational risk losses and deep dive into deepfakes

Join the team from ORX Cyber as they explore cyber risk quantification in financial services, following the publication of a recent report on this topic. The ORX News team then take a look at the five largest operational risk losses of January 2022 and do a deep dive into deepfake voice cloning.

This episode features Steve Bishop, Melanie Lavallin, Katherine Charalambous, Lily Richardson, Fern Ashcroft and Natasha Craig. 

You can find the top 5 operational risk losses discussed in this episode, along with all previous top 5s, on the ORX News resources webpage and the Deep Dive mentioned is available to download for free.

Episode 14: Five biggest operational risk losses of 2021 with ORX News

Do you know which operational risk loss events cost the most in 2021? Join Tom, Fern and Lily from the ORX News team for this special end-of-year episode as they countdown the five biggest operational risk losses of the year as reported by the ORX News service.

Episode resources and links

You can find the top 5 operational risk losses discussed in this episode, along with all previous top 5s, on the ORX News resources webpage

Episode 13: Insights into material risks in 2021 from ORX Scenarios

Join the team from ORX Scenarios as they discuss this year’s Insights into Material Risks report. The team look at the trends and themes they’ve spotted in the annual upload and explore what factors are driving the top risks. Themes include conduct, digitilisation and resilience.

About the ORX Scenarios: Insights into Material Risks 2021 report

Find out which operational risks financial firms most commonly created operational risk scenarios for in 2021 in this free report from ORX Scenarios. Created using information shared by over 50 financial organisations, the ORX Scenarios: Insights into Material Risks 2021 report gives you a global picture of scenario practice in 2021.

Download the free report

Episodes 11 & 12: Right Time, Right Place: The drive for change in operational risk

Part 1

 Part 2

Operational and non-financial risk (ONFR) management has an opportunity to step up like never before and support financial organisations as they go through a period of rapid transformation.

To do so will mean making operational and non-financial risk resilient by using innovative technologies, which then enable risk leaders to innovate how they serve the business and actively add value. In this two-part episode of the ORX Operational Risk Podcast, Simon Wills, Luke Carrivick and Mark Cooke explore how operational risk can do this in detail.

This discussion follows the publication of a recent report that explores the future of operational risk in light of rapid digitalisation and other changes in the financial services industry. This report sets out two elements of operational and non-financial risk management – “Optimise” and “Active” – explaining how optimisation will only go so far in terms of keeping pace with the rapidly changing risk profile.

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Episode 10: Developments in operational resilience in the financial sector

In this episode of the ORX Operational Risk Podcast, Steve Bishop, Melanie Lavallin and Luke Carrivick discuss the work being done in financial services to develop and implement approaches to operational resilience. They look at the challenges faced by financial firms around the world.

This podcast follows the publication of a recent report which is available exclusively to our members – Progressing operational resilience. This report is partly based on the activities and discussions held with our Operational Resilience Working Group, which has been running since 2020.

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Episode 9: How operational risk scenarios are evolving for the future of risk management

In this episode, Giuseppe Aloi, ORX Scenarios manager, is joined by Luke Carrivick and Steve Bishop from ORX to discuss how scenario analysis has evolved over the last decade and how it will continue to develop. This conversation follows a series of discussions we held with operational risk experts, scenario experts and the heads of operational risk on the role of scenarios at their firms.

From these discussions, we created a white paper – Operational Risk Scenarios: From Risk Measurement to Risk Management and Beyond – which is available to download for free.  This podcast builds on the white paper, with Giuseppe, Luke and Steve looking at how scenario analysis at financial institutions has moved from an initial focus on modelling and measurement to playing a key role during the pandemic and, finally, exploring how scenarios are evolving to support proactive operational risk management.

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Episode 8: Operational Risk Horizon

In our latest podcast, we share key findings from our recently published Operational Risk Horizon study for 2021. This study is run annually at the start of the year and looks to gather industry views on the top emerging risks. In this podcast. The team who worked on the project discuss the key takeaways from the study and the definition of an emerging operational risk. 

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Episode 7: Enhancing the three lines of defence model in operational risk

Simon Johnson, Esther Renfrew and Maddy Beckett from ORX discuss the value of the three lines of defence (3LOD) model in operational risk management. This follows the publication of the ORX Practice Benchmark on enhancing the 3LOD model, released earlier this year. 

They explore what the 3LOD is meant to achieve and it's benefits. They also discuss how our benchmark study shows it's working in practice, what challenges organisations face when implementing it and how views of the model differ across the three lines.

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Episode 6: The cyber risk management landscape in 2021

In this episode, Melanie Lavallin and Steve Bishop discuss the current risk management landscape and the challenges facing cyber and information security risk managers today. They touch on the impact of the pandemic and digitalisation, and look at the work ORX has carried out so far on cyber and information security risk. 

They then discuss how our new service, ORX Cyber, can help financial organisations overcome the challenges they face in this area through collecting and sharing data, building a community, helping organisations understand their risk exposure and research studies.

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Episode 5: Developing a new taxonomy for today's operational risk landscape

Luke Carrivick and Steve Bishop from ORX and Thomas Ivell from Oliver Wyman discuss the development of their recently published cause and impact taxonomy and why a new taxonomy for operational and non-financial risk was needed.

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Episode 4: The latest trends in operational risk scenarios with the ORX Scenarios Team

Each year, following the annual scenario submissions, we produce a report exploring the trends and changes seen in the ORX Scenarios library. In this webinar, the ORX Scenarios team discuss the key trends seen in this year's library (focusing on conduct and business disruption) and how these trends vary by region.

They also look at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on operational risk scenario practice. The full version of this report is available exclusively to firms that subscribe to ORX Scenarios, but we've also created a highlights report that you can download.

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Episodes 2 & 3: Lessons from the industry's response to the coronavirus pandemic

Part 1

Part 2

Simon Wills, Luke Carrivick of ORX and Mark Cooke of HSBC discuss the operational risk industry's response to the coronavirus pandemic in this two-part podcast.

The discussion is based on the outcomes and findings of work ORX did with a group of their member financial organisations to see how operational risk teams in the finance sector were responding to the pandemic. The report looks at what went well, what could have been improved and identifies key learnings.

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Episode 1: Developing operational risk scenarios for a pandemic

Join the ORX Scenarios team for insights on how to develop operational risk scenarios for a pandemic. This episode features a panel of experts from ORX who either work in the ORX Scenarios service or have experience with scenario programmes at financial firms.

In response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, ORX Scenarios have produced a pandemic Scenario Development Handbook to support the development of pandemic scenarios in financial institutions. This handbook provides practical guidance on preparation, assessment, and governance for pandemic scenarios, summarising the views from recent discussions with the ORX Scenarios community from over 50 institutions across the globe.

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