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A message to all members of GlobalRisk community

"It often happens that a player carries out a deep and complicated calculation, but fails to spot something elementary right at the first move." -- grandmaster Alexander Kotov --inscribed on gift chess sets given by Amaranth hedge fund. 

Dear GlobalRisk community member,

There was a lot of talk about a double dip in August, but we had two recent pieces of information like non-farm pay roll data from the States and the World Index which were better than expected and they lifted the news somewhat. The bonds markets however are still indicating a much weaker economy than equity markets. 

Europe produced its agreement between parliament and government negotiators about a new Supervisory Board and specifically a Systemic Risk Council body.  It does not have any legal power but in theory can name and shame. Beneath that, Europe will have three other bodies which will look into the Banks, Securities and Assurance respectively. They will also have powers to intervene when there are disputes between national supervisors between the member states. What they can’t do is force sovereign member states to bailout institutions. So Europe now is catching up with America on the way to a total regulatory overhaul.

By the way if you've got a frog for a picture, hurry up and replace it! 

Issue highlights.

People came back from the summer vacation and again provided some exceptionally good content on our site. If you did not notice we will soon celebrate our 2000th member. It is remarkable that we had our 1000th member only 2 months ago.

The most active person during the last period was without any doubt David G. Wilson who posted several videos, blog posts, discussions and 4 news items and his personal page became a masterpiece. 
Have a look at the Forum discussion to discover new discussions: Will insurers adopt tools for NOW to minimise risk tomorrow?, and in the news section he posted some very interesting content includingEnterprise Risk Management & Complexity analysis and “Physics Envy...” presentation by Prof Andrew Lo: Risk & Uncertainty (in financial systems)

Mark Sands published a discussion Capital Disclosure: Has it slowed down? and asked your feedback on this very important issue for his report for Operational Risk magazine. Please go ahead and give  your suggestions on this topic.  

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A new sub-tab under the members tab is available. You can see whose blog post or discussion is most popular – ranks are calculated depending on number of posts and comments. Events section is overloaded and we placed it into a separate page under tab Events. 
Few weeks ago there was a proposal to publish weekly updates and inisights in the news.
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Members who are willing to contribute and aggregate material please step forward and  sign up to the Press group.
Ashwin Rattan introduced himself to the community. Everybody is encouraged to go ahead and introduce themselves to the other members of the community - who you are and what you do using the following link or create your own discussion or blog entry. Have fun.

Members are encouraged to check out  the white papers uploaded by our members and upload their own white papers

Product review:  

Please check out our product review of the risk analyzor solutions for small and medium enterprise.
It allows an ERM suite for Small/Medium  Business. You can manage your business plan, identify the associated risks, evaluate and control them and view risk dashboards and reports online. Moreover you can capture and manage your Business Plan and let the program evaluate and analyze your business's Key Risks and the Controls for Mitigating those risks. 

Commercial opportunities.

Companies and individuals are welcome to become sponsors. We have prepared a very attractive service solutions for sponsors and advertisers. We want to propose to our sponsors more opportunities such as: A dedicated section of the website to talk to members, possibilities for product focus groups, opportunities for market research, polls, surveys, videos , etc; Host online/offline events, webinars, chats; full details can be found on the following link:; We are open to discuss any dedicated solutions that might suit your organisation and budget.

YOUR COMPANY on the GlobalRisk community. Our business model is based on a number of faithful partners or sponsors, coupled with the possibility for companies to place commercial advertisements. Do you want to be one of our faithful partners or sponsors, create your company page or advertise on our site? Please let us know and we will contact you to discuss the opportunities!

Services from GlobalRiskConsult.

GlobalRiskConsult has developed several new services which we want to propose to members of our community:
1. Quick Risk scan for your institution or a specific department.
2 Tailored Seminars/Courses on Risk management and social networking for business. Courses are facilitated either in-house, or at local and international venues of choice. Seminars can be custom designed to fit any need.
3. Various training courses are available including: Coaching program on social media and risk management. On-request training in specific bodies of knowledge.
4. Speaking engagements on Risk management and Social networking delivered globally.
If you are interested, please contact me directly to discuss these opportunities.
Brief summary of ourselves you can find here:, visit our knowledge zone,news and jobs   

We are open to any business ideas, propositions and collaboration. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
Thanks for being here and have fun!
Boris Agranovich