The hidden risks of investing

The ongoing accounting issues at Steinhoff have again highlighted the need for better governance and risk oversight in the world of investing. By Nigel Morriss, head of Mercer Sentinel and operational risk in Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey for Mercer Wealth,...

Re-evaluate you exposure to IT risk

“Directors: The Steinhoff debacle highlights your exposure to personal liability” – this was the warning trumpeted in the headline to a recent BGR Pyper Turner newsletter article. by Escrow Europe MD Andrew Stekhoven The article referred to the...

SA businesses reluctant to insure against cyber-attacks

South African companies have suffered several cyber-crime incidents over the past few years, yet local businesses are still reluctant to insure against this risk. Roy Wright, head of risk solutions at financial advisory group GTC, believes there are two primary...

Integrate business continuity and cyber resilience

Business’s increasing dependence on digital platforms and data has generated significant efficiencies – but has also spawned a well-resourced cyber-crime industry. It is thus imperative that cyber resilience is integrated into organisations’ business...

Manage the culture of risk

Riaan Bekker, force solutions manager at thryve, examines the world of risk software. A friend of mine is a keen cyclist. He had a trusty bicycle that carried him around, especially when taking the kids out over weekends. And that was all fine: why replace what works...

Debtsource debuts for credit risk

Credit management specialist Debtsource has launched a solution to assess, insure, finance and manage trade credit risk. Through a collaboration with Alternative Finance Solutions (AFS), Debtsource clients can now assess their initial credit risk through detailed...