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10/14/15 - Developing a Sound Risk and Compliance Culture

Regulators continue to emphasize the importance of risk culture at financial institutions, reflecting in part concern about high-profile conduct missteps in the industry and in part a long-standing interest in sound risk management. But risk culture is not easily observable or measurable, particularly in large organizations where subcultures often exist. 

Please click "Read More" below to read a Sightlines InFocus by Susan Krause Bell that offers guidance on assessing risk culture and concludes that it may become more tractable — and better appreciated — when viewed as an essential element of an effective and sustainable independent risk management program.