"Heightened geopolitical risk profoundly changes the meaning of fundamentals."

- Antoine Halff


  1. Geopolitical risks and what can the GlobalRisk Community do for you

  2. This issue highlights: questions, latest discussions, blogs and videos.

  3. Would you like to build Your Company page on our platform?

  4. Last calls from our media partners to take part in major conferences scheduled next week (ERM conference in Miami and Enterprise 2.0 conference in Brussels)

  5. Executive openings (USA only) http://bit.ly/execopenings

  6. The DutchRisk Community kick off event – reports and presentations.

  7. Help us spread the word

  8. Information for sponsors and advertisers on our community

  9. Learn how to trade with Stock Market Investing 101 E-Course http://bit.ly/StockTraining

1. Geopolitical risks and what can GlobalRisk Community do for you

The events unfolding in the Arab world, the centre of global oil production, are a reminder that commodities trading is a pure political game. A situation like this has not arisen since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. The recent passage of the Suez canal by Iranian war ships make the situation ever more unpredictable and it looks now like a pocket full of firecrackers, just waiting for a spark.

What are the implications of these situations for global trade, energy supplies, and the investment environment for multinationals doing business in the countries involved?

Numerous analysts working for think tanks, large corporates and governments are trying to generate various scenarios and estimate the impact on global stability and markets, and to propose a required response.

In our community we have lots of material related to crisis management, leadership, strategy and security. We are attempting to do more in this area and I hope to inform you soon about new possibilities we can provide to our members with regard to geopolitical analysis.

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

2. The issue highlights: Questions, latest discussions, blogs and videos.

Please have a look at the questions still waiting for your answers on our forum. If you think you can help please go ahead and reply to your fellow member.


RCA Remediation

We are currently reviewing our company's RCA process. The aim is to improve the quality of the Risk and Control Assessments (RCAs); however…

Started by Elmari van Deventer

Credit Risk Model

There are different types of model developed to assess credit application of a consumer loan, despite this, credit default is on the increa…

Started by Kolawole Mustapha

Stef Hoffman

Risk Management Maturity Model

I am working on a Thesis involving RM Maturity Model. Found the RKSM model within CMMi and the M_o_R model. Additionally I found some "comm…

Started by Stef Hoffman

Managing risks at SME

It is interesting to find out what type of risks faced the SME in your country and what instruments managers use for prevent them. The prob…

Started by Dimitar Zayakov


Can someone help me identify a trading instrument known as "HRD"? Thank you, Bill

Started by Bill Starkey

What will be the macro-economic effect(s) of absorbing government bonds by increasing money supply ?

It has become a real practice of the Fed and ECB (to support PIIGS countries) to buy up outstanding government debt by excessive money supp…

Started by Paul van Dam

Blog posts:

Martin DaviesBasel III - articles in detail

modeFinance and MathWorks: Computational Finance and New application of the MORE rating on Private Equity Investments by ModelFinance

How does the Hiring Process Really Work?

Tony RidleyCrisis Leadership is better than Crisis Management

Biji ScariaImportance of Patch Management in effective IT Risk Management

Free risk analysis/management app released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

New videos:

MSF presentation at Enterprise Social 2.0

Dealing with the crisis

A World Commanded by the Middle - Thomas PM Barnett and

Introducing Wikistrat by Wikistrat

Egypt Evacuations Secrets with Tony Ridley.Travel Alert

3. Would you like to build Your Company page on our platform?

1. There has been an overwhelming reaction from companies willing to build their company Page on our platform . If your company is not in our multimedia business directory yet, you can still use our action which is valid till April, 1st 2011. We give companies and businesses an option to create the Company Page on our site and maintain it for the entire year FREE of charge (valued at €1000). 

What are the benefits of the Company Page?

You will get full control of the page and can include:

cutting edge multimedia – videos, audios, presentations, adverts, white papers, job offers, press releases, product information, company blog, feeds and more.

You will get high ranking in search engines.

This is a much better approach than the standard static business Directories. If you are still relying on directories for online exposure and traffic then you will be missing a numbers of useful opportunities.

Only members who can officially represent a company or a brand will be allowed to create the company page. These include: marketing managers, CEOs and similar positions.

To claim your Company Page, you have to sign out from your personal page and then sign up with a new account, name it as your Company and leave a contact person name in one of the profile fields.

After approval of your page you might remove the gender and the age from the company profile, upload the Logo and start filling up the content of your page using a great variety of options described above. For the technical details you can always contact me at: borisagranovich@globalriskconsult.com  

Tip: You can upload presentations (embed via Slideshare), documents (embed via Box.net). You can use up to 5 additional apps (download via a menu AddApps on the left side of the page)

If you want to embed your presentations – go to Sledeshare http://www.slideshare.net/widgets/presentation-pack they have an embeddable player that will bundle up your presentations (or your favorites) and you could embed it in your Text box on your Page. You can rename the text box to any other name. 

For an example of the Company page and waht you can do with it you can have a look at the page of GlobalRisk community via  the following link: http://globalriskcommunity.com/profile/GlobalRiskCommunity?xg_source=profiles_memberList 

4. Last calls from our media partners to take part in major conferences next week (ERM conference in Miami and Enterprise 2.0 conference in Brussels)

Use the links below to book the last places:

1. Enterprise 2.0 Brussels 8 & 9 March organized by KGS


2. 4th annual Enterprise conference Miami, 10 & 11 March organized by Marcus Evans

Last Chance to Register for the 4th Annual ERM Conference 

5. Executive openings.

Job hunters based in the USA we propose you check out this website:  http://jobs.executivesearchonline.com/?PID=4217083





6. The DutchRisk Community kick off event – reports and presentations.

The event was a great success with interesting presentations and some heated debate which followed the discussions. You can check all the presentations and pictures via the following link.


7. Help us spread the word.

If you like our community, please spread the word and share this link with your friends and colleagues so they can benefit as well


8. Information for sponsors and advertisers on our community

We are placing our Sponsoring partners in front of a strong customer base and helping them find new leads, clients, employees and opportunities.

Companies and individuals are welcome to become sponsors. We just issued our sponsorship and advertisement packages for 2011. We are currently providing Founding, Bronze, Silver and Gold sponsorship programmes. Please have a look at our sponsorshipbrochure http://www.scribd.com/doc/47820639/GRCsponsorship2011-Final ; We are open to discuss any dedicated solutions that might suit your organisation and budget.

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? 

To apply please contact us via the following e-mail address: info@globalriskconsult.com

Media Kit:  For companies considering the advertising campaign for the Risk Market we prepared our Media Kit which is available on request .   

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