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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on risk! Whether you're an entrepreneur, professional, or curious learner, this webpage provides essential information and answers FAQs. Risk is inherent in our lives, spanning business, finance, health, and more. Understand key concepts and frameworks, and navigate complexities to make informed decisions and achieve success. Explore principles, debunk myths, and find answers to common questions. Let's unlock the world of risk management together!

  • Katelyn Zdunek / Training Course Producer at Risk.net
    "Thank you as well for your fantastic presentation at the training course this week- I personally really enjoyed your session and thought you were extremely engaging with the audience and gave ample opportunity for questions and discussion which is great; I’m sure the participants would agree too."
  • Luis Streeter / Executive Producer, Financial Markets at Marcus Evans
    "We received excellent feedback. Your average rating for the content and delivery was 4.4/5 which was one of the highest"
  • Innovative Impact
    Thought leadership goes beyond being an expert; it encompasses being at the forefront of industry trends, innovations, and best practices. In this section, we highlight how thought leadership can transform risk and compliance strategies for organisations of all sizes. Discover how it can help identify emerging risks, devise proactive compliance measures, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Strategic Empowerment
    Uncover how thought leadership empowers organisations to make well-informed decisions amidst uncertainty and complexity. Learn about the methodologies and frameworks thought leaders employ to analyze risks, assess regulatory requirements, and align compliance strategies with business goals. Gain insights into how thought leadership can lead to more agile and effective decision-making processes.
  • Transformative Insights
    Thought leadership plays a vital role in shaping the future of organisations across all industries. By delving into this section, you'll understand the tangible benefits and advantages that thought leadership brings to risk and compliance functions. Explore how thought leadership can enhance decision-making processes, inform strategic initiatives, and drive organisational success.
  • Thought Leadership Mastery
    Discover the qualities and characteristics that define a thought leader in risk and compliance. We explore the expertise, knowledge, and innovative thinking required to lead the way in this critical aspect of business management. Gain insights into the mindset and approach that thought leaders adopt to navigate complex regulatory landscapes and mitigate emerging risks.
  • Risk Resilience
    Explore the direct impact of thought leadership on risk mitigation and compliance strategies. Discover how thought leaders stay ahead of the curve by identifying potential risks, implementing robust controls, and monitoring regulatory changes. Learn from real-world examples of thought leadership initiatives that have successfully enhanced risk management and ensured compliance with industry standards.
  • 1-2 March 2023 - THE FUTURE OF OPERATIONAL RISK IN BANKING SUMMIT
    The cross-over between Operational Risk, Non-Financial Risk and Compliance: Aligning Capabilities ​ Link - https://avonax.events/index.php/project/operational-risk-management-in-banking-summit/
  • 7 June 2023 - RISK.NET - INVESTMENT RISK EUROPE 2023
    Effective validation methodologies in investment decision-making: rule based versus AI Data infrastructure and what new processes can you create? Increasing usage of machine learning in risk models: benefits versus risks Alternative data: is it useful and how do you separate the noise from important information? Digital assets and tokenisation: a new paradigm for instant settlement and 24/7 market liquidity? ​ How is the investment industry adapting to the new hybrid model and what benefits can it bring? Is technology the answer? Digitalization of work and the new digital investment process: main challenges and opportunities How to boost innovation and collaboration in a remote working enviroment? Tools available and best practices, from culture and analysis to execution quality How does the investment world adjust to the younger generation? ​ Link - https://events.risk.net/buysideriskeurope
  • 14 March 2023 - INFORMA - CRISIS MINDS 2023
    Optimising your recovery and bolstering future resilience post-crisis How can your company benefit in the wake of a crisis? Identifying areas for improvement in the crisis management life cycle Enhancing your competitive edge and resilience against future shocks How to build the right culture and strategy to encourage resilience and innovation The future of resilience and crisis planning ​ Link - https://informaconnect.com/crisis-minds/
  • Podcasts & Webcasts
    Broaden and enable an inclusive access to in-depth expertise and experience for your people
  • Keynote Speaking
    Inform, influence and disrupt; combining leadership, strategy, risk and people centric thought leadersip to transform your organisation
  • Panel Discussions
    Add an expert voice to the discussion and provide insights to challenge and create value for your organisation
  • Training
    Build confidence and improve the skills and knowledge of your workforce on risk and compliance management, resilience and people
  • What does Risk Assessment entail?
    Risk assessment is a systematic process of evaluating potential risks, their likelihood of occurring, and the potential impact or consequences they may have on individuals, organisations, or projects. It involves identifying, analysing, and evaluating risks to determine their significance and prioritise them for appropriate risk management actions. Read more about Risk Assessment
  • What is Enterprise Risk Management?
    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a comprehensive and integrated approach to managing risks across an entire organisation. It involves the identification, assessment, response, monitoring, and reporting of risks in a coordinated manner to enhance decision-making, improve performance, and protect the organisation's value and stakeholders' interests.
  • What is Risk Culture
    Risk culture refers to the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours within an organisation regarding risk management. It encompasses the collective understanding and approach that an organisation takes towards identifying, assessing, prioritising, and managing risks. A strong risk culture is essential for effective risk management, as it influences how employees at all levels of the organisation perceive and respond to risks.
  • What is Cyber Risk?
    The potential threat of financial loss, disruption, or damage to an organisation's reputation due to failures or breaches in its information technology systems.
  • What is Regulatory Compliance?
    The process of ensuring that an organisation follows relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines specific to its business operations.
  • What is a Risk?
    "Risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives. It is the potential for events, either internal or external to the organisation, to cause harm to the organisation's ability to achieve its objectives and execute its strategies successfully." Source: ISO 31000:2018 - Risk management guidelines
  • What is Risk Management?
    "Risk management is the coordinated activities to direct and control an organisation with regard to risk." Source: ISO 31000:2018 - Risk management guidelines
  • What does Risk Mitigation entail?
    Risk mitigation refers to the process of implementing actions, measures, or strategies to reduce the likelihood or impact of identified risks. It involves taking proactive steps to prevent or minimise the occurrence of adverse events, minimise potential losses, and enhance the organisation's ability to withstand risks.
  • What is an Emerging Risk?
    "New or changing risks that are difficult to quantify and predict, but have the potential to significantly affect an organization, industry, or society and require proactive action." Source: The Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
  • What does Risk Identification entail?
    "Risk identification (RI) is a set of activities that detect, describe and catalog all potential risks to assets and processes that could have negatively impact business outcomes in terms of performance, quality, damage, loss or reputation. It acts as input for actual risk analysis of the relevant risks to an organisation." Source: Gartner
  • What is 3 Lines of Defence?
    3LoD is about segregation of duties (remember Nick Lesson and Barings) and about establishing clear roles and responsibilities for risk and control management. The high-level construct: Operational managers (i.e. the 1st LoD) manage their own risks within the boundaries set by senior management and the Board. Risk, Compliance, etc. (the 2nd LoD) deliver the toolkit to identify and manage risks, monitor these risks, ensure regulatory compliance, and facilitate the escalation of issues / concerns to senior management / the Board as appropriate. The Audit function (the 3rd LoD) provides assurances to the Board that both the 1st LoD and the 2nd LoD functions are doing what they are supposed to. Read more about 3 Lines of Defence
  • Policy & Frameworks
    Assess, (re)design, roll-out, and embed fit-for-purpose and proportionate risk and compliance frameworks, policies and governance to help you to proactively identify and manage risks, to operate safely and efficiently all the while remaining compliant with relevant regulations. The Objective Help you to mature your capabilities, systems and oversight whilst strengthening your license to operate
  • Transformation
    Transform your risk and compliance capabilities and culture, focusing on alignment of capacity, capabilities, innovation and psychological safety. The Objective Bring your frameworks, culture and governance to the next level through a paradigm shift in operating model and capabilities. How Aevitium's Integrated Risk Framework can help you to transform your risk & compliance functions - https://www.aevitium.com/integrated-risk-framework
  • Compliance
    Be on top of regulatory expectations or address areas of non-compliance. The Objective Guide you through the complexity of the regulatory landscape, regulatory approval process and regulatory delivery to enable compliance by design and to ensure that your firm becomes and stays compliant and avoids costly penalties
  • Partnership & Solution
    Focus your internal change and delivery on pro-active and innovative solutions and bring to market disruptive solutions working in collaboration with tech prodigies and designers. Our existing partnerships include: 1/. Governance, Risk and Compliance System 2/. KYC and Client / Customer Onboarding and Management 3/. Cyber Security Assessment and Response 4/. Conduct and Ethic Analytics 5/. Crisis Response
  • Advisory
    Act as an advisor to Board and Executive Teams on risk and compliance matters, through strategic guidance, training and support to help you to make informed decisions The Objective Add to the expertise of your team by bringing strong insights and expertise on business growth, acquisition, service design and more
  • Trainings
    Deliver outstanding trainings and educational material. Read more about our risk and compliance training
  • What is the definition of Compliance Risk?
    "The risk of legal or regulatory sanctions, financial loss, or reputational damage that an organisation may suffer as a result of its failure to comply with laws, regulations, rules, related self-regulatory organisation standards, and codes of conduct applicable to its activities." Source: adapted from the the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)
  • What is the definition of Strategic Risk?
    Strategic risk refers to the potential for adverse outcomes resulting from the formulation and execution of an organisation's business strategies. It encompasses risks associated with the organisation's strategic decisions, competitive positioning, market dynamics, technological changes, and other factors that can impact its long-term success.
  • What is the definition of Financial Risk?
    "Financial risk refers to the possibility of losses or reduced profitability arising from uncertainties in financial markets or economic conditions." Source: Investopedia - Financial Risk
  • What is the definition of Non-Financial Risk?
    "Non-financial risk refers to the risk that arises from sources other than financial exposures, such as strategic, operational, compliance, and reputational risks." Source: Deloitte - Non-financial risk management: Establishing discipline
  • What is the definition of Operational Risk?
    "Operational risk is the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems or from external events." Source: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - Sound Practices for the Management and Supervision of Operational Risk
  • What is the definition of Liquidity Risk?
    "The risk that a company, bank, or other financial institution may encounter difficulty in meeting obligations associated with its financial liabilities, either as they fall due or at reasonable cost." Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • What is the definition of Risk Events?
    A risk event framework is a structured approach used to categorise and analyse specific risk events that have occurred or could potentially occur within an organisation. It helps in understanding the causes, consequences, and patterns of risk events, enabling proactive risk management and mitigation strategies.
  • What is the definition of Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA)?
    Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) is a structured approach that involves individuals or teams within an organisation assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of their own internal controls and identifying potential risks. It is a proactive risk management technique that promotes a collaborative and participatory approach to risk identification, assessment, and mitigation. Read more about RCSA
  • What is the definition of Risk Appetite & Tolerance framework?
    A risk appetite and tolerance framework provides guidance and establishes boundaries for decision-making regarding the level of risk an organisation is willing to accept and tolerate in pursuit of its objectives. It helps organisations define and communicate their risk appetite and tolerance to stakeholders, enabling them to make informed decisions and prioritise risk management, including risk taking, activities.
  • What is the definition of Scenario Analysis?
    Scenario analysis involves creating and analysing hypothetical scenarios to explore and understand the potential impacts of various risk events on an organisation. By considering different future scenarios and their corresponding risks, organisations can develop robust contingency plans and improve their preparedness.
  • What is the definition of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)?
    KRIs are quantifiable metrics used to monitor and assess the likelihood and impact of specific risks. They provide early warning signs and help organisations proactively identify and manage emerging risks before they escalate. KRIs are selected based on their relevance to specific risks and the organisation's objectives.
  • What is the definition of Business Impact Analysis (BIA)?
    BIA is a process that assesses the potential impacts of disruptions or incidents on an organisation's critical business processes and functions. It helps prioritise risks, identify recovery priorities, and establish business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
  • What is the definition of Stress-Testing?
    Stress testing is a risk management technique used to assess the resilience and stability of an organisation or system under adverse or extreme conditions. It involves subjecting the organisation or system to various stress scenarios to evaluate its ability to withstand and recover from potential shocks or disruptions.
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Aevitium Risk Management as a Service Offering

Discover Aevitium's Risk Management as a Service Offering

In today's fast-paced business landscape, staying ahead of risks is paramount. That's why we offer risk management as a service, our risk management outsourcing solution, freeing you from the burden of navigating complex uncertainties while enabling you to effectively manage your cost base. By partnering with us, you can focus on what you do best while we handle your risk management needs with precision and expertise.

  • Katelyn Zdunek / Training Course Producer at Risk.net
    "Thank you as well for your fantastic presentation at the training course this week- I personally really enjoyed your session and thought you were extremely engaging with the audience and gave ample opportunity for questions and discussion which is great; I’m sure the participants would agree too."
  • Luis Streeter / Executive Producer, Financial Markets at Marcus Evans
    "We received excellent feedback. Your average rating for the content and delivery was 4.4/5 which was one of the highest"
  • Innovative Impact
    Thought leadership goes beyond being an expert; it encompasses being at the forefront of industry trends, innovations, and best practices. In this section, we highlight how thought leadership can transform risk and compliance strategies for organisations of all sizes. Discover how it can help identify emerging risks, devise proactive compliance measures, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Strategic Empowerment
    Uncover how thought leadership empowers organisations to make well-informed decisions amidst uncertainty and complexity. Learn about the methodologies and frameworks thought leaders employ to analyze risks, assess regulatory requirements, and align compliance strategies with business goals. Gain insights into how thought leadership can lead to more agile and effective decision-making processes.
  • Transformative Insights
    Thought leadership plays a vital role in shaping the future of organisations across all industries. By delving into this section, you'll understand the tangible benefits and advantages that thought leadership brings to risk and compliance functions. Explore how thought leadership can enhance decision-making processes, inform strategic initiatives, and drive organisational success.
  • Thought Leadership Mastery
    Discover the qualities and characteristics that define a thought leader in risk and compliance. We explore the expertise, knowledge, and innovative thinking required to lead the way in this critical aspect of business management. Gain insights into the mindset and approach that thought leaders adopt to navigate complex regulatory landscapes and mitigate emerging risks.
  • Risk Resilience
    Explore the direct impact of thought leadership on risk mitigation and compliance strategies. Discover how thought leaders stay ahead of the curve by identifying potential risks, implementing robust controls, and monitoring regulatory changes. Learn from real-world examples of thought leadership initiatives that have successfully enhanced risk management and ensured compliance with industry standards.
  • 1-2 March 2023 - THE FUTURE OF OPERATIONAL RISK IN BANKING SUMMIT
    The cross-over between Operational Risk, Non-Financial Risk and Compliance: Aligning Capabilities ​ Link - https://avonax.events/index.php/project/operational-risk-management-in-banking-summit/
  • 7 June 2023 - RISK.NET - INVESTMENT RISK EUROPE 2023
    Effective validation methodologies in investment decision-making: rule based versus AI Data infrastructure and what new processes can you create? Increasing usage of machine learning in risk models: benefits versus risks Alternative data: is it useful and how do you separate the noise from important information? Digital assets and tokenisation: a new paradigm for instant settlement and 24/7 market liquidity? ​ How is the investment industry adapting to the new hybrid model and what benefits can it bring? Is technology the answer? Digitalization of work and the new digital investment process: main challenges and opportunities How to boost innovation and collaboration in a remote working enviroment? Tools available and best practices, from culture and analysis to execution quality How does the investment world adjust to the younger generation? ​ Link - https://events.risk.net/buysideriskeurope
  • 14 March 2023 - INFORMA - CRISIS MINDS 2023
    Optimising your recovery and bolstering future resilience post-crisis How can your company benefit in the wake of a crisis? Identifying areas for improvement in the crisis management life cycle Enhancing your competitive edge and resilience against future shocks How to build the right culture and strategy to encourage resilience and innovation The future of resilience and crisis planning ​ Link - https://informaconnect.com/crisis-minds/
  • Podcasts & Webcasts
    Broaden and enable an inclusive access to in-depth expertise and experience for your people
  • Keynote Speaking
    Inform, influence and disrupt; combining leadership, strategy, risk and people centric thought leadersip to transform your organisation
  • Panel Discussions
    Add an expert voice to the discussion and provide insights to challenge and create value for your organisation
  • Training
    Build confidence and improve the skills and knowledge of your workforce on risk and compliance management, resilience and people
  • What does Risk Assessment entail?
    Risk assessment is a systematic process of evaluating potential risks, their likelihood of occurring, and the potential impact or consequences they may have on individuals, organisations, or projects. It involves identifying, analysing, and evaluating risks to determine their significance and prioritise them for appropriate risk management actions. Read more about Risk Assessment
  • What is Enterprise Risk Management?
    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a comprehensive and integrated approach to managing risks across an entire organisation. It involves the identification, assessment, response, monitoring, and reporting of risks in a coordinated manner to enhance decision-making, improve performance, and protect the organisation's value and stakeholders' interests.
  • What is Risk Culture
    Risk culture refers to the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours within an organisation regarding risk management. It encompasses the collective understanding and approach that an organisation takes towards identifying, assessing, prioritising, and managing risks. A strong risk culture is essential for effective risk management, as it influences how employees at all levels of the organisation perceive and respond to risks.
  • What is Cyber Risk?
    The potential threat of financial loss, disruption, or damage to an organisation's reputation due to failures or breaches in its information technology systems.
  • What is Regulatory Compliance?
    The process of ensuring that an organisation follows relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines specific to its business operations.
  • What is a Risk?
    "Risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives. It is the potential for events, either internal or external to the organisation, to cause harm to the organisation's ability to achieve its objectives and execute its strategies successfully." Source: ISO 31000:2018 - Risk management guidelines
  • What is Risk Management?
    "Risk management is the coordinated activities to direct and control an organisation with regard to risk." Source: ISO 31000:2018 - Risk management guidelines
  • What does Risk Mitigation entail?
    Risk mitigation refers to the process of implementing actions, measures, or strategies to reduce the likelihood or impact of identified risks. It involves taking proactive steps to prevent or minimise the occurrence of adverse events, minimise potential losses, and enhance the organisation's ability to withstand risks.
  • What is an Emerging Risk?
    "New or changing risks that are difficult to quantify and predict, but have the potential to significantly affect an organization, industry, or society and require proactive action." Source: The Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
  • What does Risk Identification entail?
    "Risk identification (RI) is a set of activities that detect, describe and catalog all potential risks to assets and processes that could have negatively impact business outcomes in terms of performance, quality, damage, loss or reputation. It acts as input for actual risk analysis of the relevant risks to an organisation." Source: Gartner
  • What is 3 Lines of Defence?
    3LoD is about segregation of duties (remember Nick Lesson and Barings) and about establishing clear roles and responsibilities for risk and control management. The high-level construct: Operational managers (i.e. the 1st LoD) manage their own risks within the boundaries set by senior management and the Board. Risk, Compliance, etc. (the 2nd LoD) deliver the toolkit to identify and manage risks, monitor these risks, ensure regulatory compliance, and facilitate the escalation of issues / concerns to senior management / the Board as appropriate. The Audit function (the 3rd LoD) provides assurances to the Board that both the 1st LoD and the 2nd LoD functions are doing what they are supposed to. Read more about 3 Lines of Defence
  • Policy & Frameworks
    Assess, (re)design, roll-out, and embed fit-for-purpose and proportionate risk and compliance frameworks, policies and governance to help you to proactively identify and manage risks, to operate safely and efficiently all the while remaining compliant with relevant regulations. The Objective Help you to mature your capabilities, systems and oversight whilst strengthening your license to operate
  • Transformation
    Transform your risk and compliance capabilities and culture, focusing on alignment of capacity, capabilities, innovation and psychological safety. The Objective Bring your frameworks, culture and governance to the next level through a paradigm shift in operating model and capabilities. How Aevitium's Integrated Risk Framework can help you to transform your risk & compliance functions - https://www.aevitium.com/integrated-risk-framework
  • Compliance
    Be on top of regulatory expectations or address areas of non-compliance. The Objective Guide you through the complexity of the regulatory landscape, regulatory approval process and regulatory delivery to enable compliance by design and to ensure that your firm becomes and stays compliant and avoids costly penalties
  • Partnership & Solution
    Focus your internal change and delivery on pro-active and innovative solutions and bring to market disruptive solutions working in collaboration with tech prodigies and designers. Our existing partnerships include: 1/. Governance, Risk and Compliance System 2/. KYC and Client / Customer Onboarding and Management 3/. Cyber Security Assessment and Response 4/. Conduct and Ethic Analytics 5/. Crisis Response
  • Advisory
    Act as an advisor to Board and Executive Teams on risk and compliance matters, through strategic guidance, training and support to help you to make informed decisions The Objective Add to the expertise of your team by bringing strong insights and expertise on business growth, acquisition, service design and more
  • Trainings
    Deliver outstanding trainings and educational material. Read more about our risk and compliance training
  • What is the definition of Compliance Risk?
    "The risk of legal or regulatory sanctions, financial loss, or reputational damage that an organisation may suffer as a result of its failure to comply with laws, regulations, rules, related self-regulatory organisation standards, and codes of conduct applicable to its activities." Source: adapted from the the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)
  • What is the definition of Strategic Risk?
    Strategic risk refers to the potential for adverse outcomes resulting from the formulation and execution of an organisation's business strategies. It encompasses risks associated with the organisation's strategic decisions, competitive positioning, market dynamics, technological changes, and other factors that can impact its long-term success.
  • What is the definition of Financial Risk?
    "Financial risk refers to the possibility of losses or reduced profitability arising from uncertainties in financial markets or economic conditions." Source: Investopedia - Financial Risk
  • What is the definition of Non-Financial Risk?
    "Non-financial risk refers to the risk that arises from sources other than financial exposures, such as strategic, operational, compliance, and reputational risks." Source: Deloitte - Non-financial risk management: Establishing discipline
  • What is the definition of Operational Risk?
    "Operational risk is the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems or from external events." Source: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - Sound Practices for the Management and Supervision of Operational Risk
  • What is the definition of Liquidity Risk?
    "The risk that a company, bank, or other financial institution may encounter difficulty in meeting obligations associated with its financial liabilities, either as they fall due or at reasonable cost." Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • What is the definition of Risk Events?
    A risk event framework is a structured approach used to categorise and analyse specific risk events that have occurred or could potentially occur within an organisation. It helps in understanding the causes, consequences, and patterns of risk events, enabling proactive risk management and mitigation strategies.
  • What is the definition of Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA)?
    Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) is a structured approach that involves individuals or teams within an organisation assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of their own internal controls and identifying potential risks. It is a proactive risk management technique that promotes a collaborative and participatory approach to risk identification, assessment, and mitigation. Read more about RCSA
  • What is the definition of Risk Appetite & Tolerance framework?
    A risk appetite and tolerance framework provides guidance and establishes boundaries for decision-making regarding the level of risk an organisation is willing to accept and tolerate in pursuit of its objectives. It helps organisations define and communicate their risk appetite and tolerance to stakeholders, enabling them to make informed decisions and prioritise risk management, including risk taking, activities.
  • What is the definition of Scenario Analysis?
    Scenario analysis involves creating and analysing hypothetical scenarios to explore and understand the potential impacts of various risk events on an organisation. By considering different future scenarios and their corresponding risks, organisations can develop robust contingency plans and improve their preparedness.
  • What is the definition of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)?
    KRIs are quantifiable metrics used to monitor and assess the likelihood and impact of specific risks. They provide early warning signs and help organisations proactively identify and manage emerging risks before they escalate. KRIs are selected based on their relevance to specific risks and the organisation's objectives.
  • What is the definition of Business Impact Analysis (BIA)?
    BIA is a process that assesses the potential impacts of disruptions or incidents on an organisation's critical business processes and functions. It helps prioritise risks, identify recovery priorities, and establish business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
  • What is the definition of Stress-Testing?
    Stress testing is a risk management technique used to assess the resilience and stability of an organisation or system under adverse or extreme conditions. It involves subjecting the organisation or system to various stress scenarios to evaluate its ability to withstand and recover from potential shocks or disruptions.
Aevitium Integrated Risk Management Framework

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Aevitium LTD’s Integrated Risk Framework provides you with an independent assessment of your risk framework, to unlock both strategic and operational management of risks, driving value creation, effective risk taking and optimisation of risk resources. This 10 steps modular approach delivers ambitious yet targeted assessments and solutions, while empowering and guiding your people through their transformative journey.

  • Katelyn Zdunek / Training Course Producer at Risk.net
    "Thank you as well for your fantastic presentation at the training course this week- I personally really enjoyed your session and thought you were extremely engaging with the audience and gave ample opportunity for questions and discussion which is great; I’m sure the participants would agree too."
  • Luis Streeter / Executive Producer, Financial Markets at Marcus Evans
    "We received excellent feedback. Your average rating for the content and delivery was 4.4/5 which was one of the highest"
  • Innovative Impact
    Thought leadership goes beyond being an expert; it encompasses being at the forefront of industry trends, innovations, and best practices. In this section, we highlight how thought leadership can transform risk and compliance strategies for organisations of all sizes. Discover how it can help identify emerging risks, devise proactive compliance measures, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Strategic Empowerment
    Uncover how thought leadership empowers organisations to make well-informed decisions amidst uncertainty and complexity. Learn about the methodologies and frameworks thought leaders employ to analyze risks, assess regulatory requirements, and align compliance strategies with business goals. Gain insights into how thought leadership can lead to more agile and effective decision-making processes.
  • Transformative Insights
    Thought leadership plays a vital role in shaping the future of organisations across all industries. By delving into this section, you'll understand the tangible benefits and advantages that thought leadership brings to risk and compliance functions. Explore how thought leadership can enhance decision-making processes, inform strategic initiatives, and drive organisational success.
  • Thought Leadership Mastery
    Discover the qualities and characteristics that define a thought leader in risk and compliance. We explore the expertise, knowledge, and innovative thinking required to lead the way in this critical aspect of business management. Gain insights into the mindset and approach that thought leaders adopt to navigate complex regulatory landscapes and mitigate emerging risks.
  • Risk Resilience
    Explore the direct impact of thought leadership on risk mitigation and compliance strategies. Discover how thought leaders stay ahead of the curve by identifying potential risks, implementing robust controls, and monitoring regulatory changes. Learn from real-world examples of thought leadership initiatives that have successfully enhanced risk management and ensured compliance with industry standards.
  • 1-2 March 2023 - THE FUTURE OF OPERATIONAL RISK IN BANKING SUMMIT
    The cross-over between Operational Risk, Non-Financial Risk and Compliance: Aligning Capabilities ​ Link - https://avonax.events/index.php/project/operational-risk-management-in-banking-summit/
  • 7 June 2023 - RISK.NET - INVESTMENT RISK EUROPE 2023
    Effective validation methodologies in investment decision-making: rule based versus AI Data infrastructure and what new processes can you create? Increasing usage of machine learning in risk models: benefits versus risks Alternative data: is it useful and how do you separate the noise from important information? Digital assets and tokenisation: a new paradigm for instant settlement and 24/7 market liquidity? ​ How is the investment industry adapting to the new hybrid model and what benefits can it bring? Is technology the answer? Digitalization of work and the new digital investment process: main challenges and opportunities How to boost innovation and collaboration in a remote working enviroment? Tools available and best practices, from culture and analysis to execution quality How does the investment world adjust to the younger generation? ​ Link - https://events.risk.net/buysideriskeurope
  • 14 March 2023 - INFORMA - CRISIS MINDS 2023
    Optimising your recovery and bolstering future resilience post-crisis How can your company benefit in the wake of a crisis? Identifying areas for improvement in the crisis management life cycle Enhancing your competitive edge and resilience against future shocks How to build the right culture and strategy to encourage resilience and innovation The future of resilience and crisis planning ​ Link - https://informaconnect.com/crisis-minds/
  • Podcasts & Webcasts
    Broaden and enable an inclusive access to in-depth expertise and experience for your people
  • Keynote Speaking
    Inform, influence and disrupt; combining leadership, strategy, risk and people centric thought leadersip to transform your organisation
  • Panel Discussions
    Add an expert voice to the discussion and provide insights to challenge and create value for your organisation
  • Training
    Build confidence and improve the skills and knowledge of your workforce on risk and compliance management, resilience and people
  • What does Risk Assessment entail?
    Risk assessment is a systematic process of evaluating potential risks, their likelihood of occurring, and the potential impact or consequences they may have on individuals, organisations, or projects. It involves identifying, analysing, and evaluating risks to determine their significance and prioritise them for appropriate risk management actions. Read more about Risk Assessment
  • What is Enterprise Risk Management?
    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a comprehensive and integrated approach to managing risks across an entire organisation. It involves the identification, assessment, response, monitoring, and reporting of risks in a coordinated manner to enhance decision-making, improve performance, and protect the organisation's value and stakeholders' interests.
  • What is Risk Culture
    Risk culture refers to the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours within an organisation regarding risk management. It encompasses the collective understanding and approach that an organisation takes towards identifying, assessing, prioritising, and managing risks. A strong risk culture is essential for effective risk management, as it influences how employees at all levels of the organisation perceive and respond to risks.
  • What is Cyber Risk?
    The potential threat of financial loss, disruption, or damage to an organisation's reputation due to failures or breaches in its information technology systems.
  • What is Regulatory Compliance?
    The process of ensuring that an organisation follows relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines specific to its business operations.
  • What is a Risk?
    "Risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives. It is the potential for events, either internal or external to the organisation, to cause harm to the organisation's ability to achieve its objectives and execute its strategies successfully." Source: ISO 31000:2018 - Risk management guidelines
  • What is Risk Management?
    "Risk management is the coordinated activities to direct and control an organisation with regard to risk." Source: ISO 31000:2018 - Risk management guidelines
  • What does Risk Mitigation entail?
    Risk mitigation refers to the process of implementing actions, measures, or strategies to reduce the likelihood or impact of identified risks. It involves taking proactive steps to prevent or minimise the occurrence of adverse events, minimise potential losses, and enhance the organisation's ability to withstand risks.
  • What is an Emerging Risk?
    "New or changing risks that are difficult to quantify and predict, but have the potential to significantly affect an organization, industry, or society and require proactive action." Source: The Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
  • What does Risk Identification entail?
    "Risk identification (RI) is a set of activities that detect, describe and catalog all potential risks to assets and processes that could have negatively impact business outcomes in terms of performance, quality, damage, loss or reputation. It acts as input for actual risk analysis of the relevant risks to an organisation." Source: Gartner
  • What is 3 Lines of Defence?
    3LoD is about segregation of duties (remember Nick Lesson and Barings) and about establishing clear roles and responsibilities for risk and control management. The high-level construct: Operational managers (i.e. the 1st LoD) manage their own risks within the boundaries set by senior management and the Board. Risk, Compliance, etc. (the 2nd LoD) deliver the toolkit to identify and manage risks, monitor these risks, ensure regulatory compliance, and facilitate the escalation of issues / concerns to senior management / the Board as appropriate. The Audit function (the 3rd LoD) provides assurances to the Board that both the 1st LoD and the 2nd LoD functions are doing what they are supposed to. Read more about 3 Lines of Defence
  • Policy & Frameworks
    Assess, (re)design, roll-out, and embed fit-for-purpose and proportionate risk and compliance frameworks, policies and governance to help you to proactively identify and manage risks, to operate safely and efficiently all the while remaining compliant with relevant regulations. The Objective Help you to mature your capabilities, systems and oversight whilst strengthening your license to operate
  • Transformation
    Transform your risk and compliance capabilities and culture, focusing on alignment of capacity, capabilities, innovation and psychological safety. The Objective Bring your frameworks, culture and governance to the next level through a paradigm shift in operating model and capabilities. How Aevitium's Integrated Risk Framework can help you to transform your risk & compliance functions - https://www.aevitium.com/integrated-risk-framework
  • Compliance
    Be on top of regulatory expectations or address areas of non-compliance. The Objective Guide you through the complexity of the regulatory landscape, regulatory approval process and regulatory delivery to enable compliance by design and to ensure that your firm becomes and stays compliant and avoids costly penalties
  • Partnership & Solution
    Focus your internal change and delivery on pro-active and innovative solutions and bring to market disruptive solutions working in collaboration with tech prodigies and designers. Our existing partnerships include: 1/. Governance, Risk and Compliance System 2/. KYC and Client / Customer Onboarding and Management 3/. Cyber Security Assessment and Response 4/. Conduct and Ethic Analytics 5/. Crisis Response
  • Advisory
    Act as an advisor to Board and Executive Teams on risk and compliance matters, through strategic guidance, training and support to help you to make informed decisions The Objective Add to the expertise of your team by bringing strong insights and expertise on business growth, acquisition, service design and more
  • Trainings
    Deliver outstanding trainings and educational material. Read more about our risk and compliance training
  • What is the definition of Compliance Risk?
    "The risk of legal or regulatory sanctions, financial loss, or reputational damage that an organisation may suffer as a result of its failure to comply with laws, regulations, rules, related self-regulatory organisation standards, and codes of conduct applicable to its activities." Source: adapted from the the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)
  • What is the definition of Strategic Risk?
    Strategic risk refers to the potential for adverse outcomes resulting from the formulation and execution of an organisation's business strategies. It encompasses risks associated with the organisation's strategic decisions, competitive positioning, market dynamics, technological changes, and other factors that can impact its long-term success.
  • What is the definition of Financial Risk?
    "Financial risk refers to the possibility of losses or reduced profitability arising from uncertainties in financial markets or economic conditions." Source: Investopedia - Financial Risk
  • What is the definition of Non-Financial Risk?
    "Non-financial risk refers to the risk that arises from sources other than financial exposures, such as strategic, operational, compliance, and reputational risks." Source: Deloitte - Non-financial risk management: Establishing discipline
  • What is the definition of Operational Risk?
    "Operational risk is the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems or from external events." Source: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - Sound Practices for the Management and Supervision of Operational Risk
  • What is the definition of Liquidity Risk?
    "The risk that a company, bank, or other financial institution may encounter difficulty in meeting obligations associated with its financial liabilities, either as they fall due or at reasonable cost." Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • What is the definition of Risk Events?
    A risk event framework is a structured approach used to categorise and analyse specific risk events that have occurred or could potentially occur within an organisation. It helps in understanding the causes, consequences, and patterns of risk events, enabling proactive risk management and mitigation strategies.
  • What is the definition of Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA)?
    Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) is a structured approach that involves individuals or teams within an organisation assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of their own internal controls and identifying potential risks. It is a proactive risk management technique that promotes a collaborative and participatory approach to risk identification, assessment, and mitigation. Read more about RCSA
  • What is the definition of Risk Appetite & Tolerance framework?
    A risk appetite and tolerance framework provides guidance and establishes boundaries for decision-making regarding the level of risk an organisation is willing to accept and tolerate in pursuit of its objectives. It helps organisations define and communicate their risk appetite and tolerance to stakeholders, enabling them to make informed decisions and prioritise risk management, including risk taking, activities.
  • What is the definition of Scenario Analysis?
    Scenario analysis involves creating and analysing hypothetical scenarios to explore and understand the potential impacts of various risk events on an organisation. By considering different future scenarios and their corresponding risks, organisations can develop robust contingency plans and improve their preparedness.
  • What is the definition of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)?
    KRIs are quantifiable metrics used to monitor and assess the likelihood and impact of specific risks. They provide early warning signs and help organisations proactively identify and manage emerging risks before they escalate. KRIs are selected based on their relevance to specific risks and the organisation's objectives.
  • What is the definition of Business Impact Analysis (BIA)?
    BIA is a process that assesses the potential impacts of disruptions or incidents on an organisation's critical business processes and functions. It helps prioritise risks, identify recovery priorities, and establish business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
  • What is the definition of Stress-Testing?
    Stress testing is a risk management technique used to assess the resilience and stability of an organisation or system under adverse or extreme conditions. It involves subjecting the organisation or system to various stress scenarios to evaluate its ability to withstand and recover from potential shocks or disruptions.

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