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Neil Bloomfield and Kristina Whittaker’s article published by Law360

October 2019

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Neil Bloomfield and Counsel Kristina Whittaker’s article titled, “Fraud As An Operational Risk For Banks” was published by Law360 on October 8. 

The article

Operational risk is a continuing and increasing focus of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and, as a result, it needs to be a greater priority of the institutions it regulates. The OCC publishes a "Semiannual Risk Perspective" that addresses key issues facing banks and other federally chartered institutions.

In recent years, the OCC has categorized operational risks as elevated as banks respond to an evolving and increasingly complex environment. The OCC defines operational risk as the risk to current or projected financial conditions and resilience arising from inadequate or failed internal processes or systems, human errors or misconduct, or adverse external events.

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