As an independent, international management consulting firm specialising in banking and insurance, Monocle Solutions brings you the Monocle Podcast series. We tap into our experience working with the organisations at the heart of the financial services industry to provide you with the latest insights and trends from within our industry.
Climate-Related Financial Risk
Join Guy Wilding, Head of Research at Monocle, as he discusses how climate-related financial risk is set to impact the financial services industry. This comes at a time when financial firms are increasingly being associated with the climate-related consequences of the projects and companies that they fund, insure and invest in. The development of climate policy is gaining momentum around the world, and in this episode, we focus on greenhouse gas emission reporting and climate risk disclosure as well as the resulting data challenges.
2022 Global Leadership Meeting Recap
Managing the Risks of the Pandemic, War and Climate Change
Click below to listen to our summary of the round table discussions from the 2022 Global Leadership Meeting held on the 23rd of March. The conference, hosted by the European Risk Management Council and co-sponsored by Monocle, brought together over 140 risk professionals to discuss the critical risk issues facing financial institutions in 2022. Our CEO, David Buckham, was also invited to present his insights on the difficulties of modelling climate risk as part of the climate change and climate risk panel.
BA 900 Reforms - Complying with Enterprise-Wide Regulatory Reporting Reforms
Join Nhlanhla Motha, one of our Senior Executives at Monocle, as he unpacks the reporting changes from the South African Reserve Bank for the BA 900 series. These reports encompass various financial and statistical data from across banks’ balance sheets, making any amendments to these reports an effort intensive and complex initiative. In this episode, we look at the challenges that come with reforming regulatory reporting like the BA 900 series and how banks can approach reporting reforms to produce strategic solutions.
Bank Resolution - Tackling the Risk of the “Too Big to Fail” Financial Institution
Join Ntuthuko Mngomezulu, one of our Senior Executives at Monocle, as he discusses how the SARB and National Treasury aim to mitigate the risk of future bank and systemically important financial institution failures through the Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill (FSBLAB). In this episode, Ntuthuko takes us through the shift towards resolution bail-ins, the need for new debt instruments
Finance and Risk Integration
Join us as we listen to Rheta Du Preez - our UK Consulting Director - and Jan Ehlers - one of our South African Directors - discuss the principles behind finance and risk integration in the banking industry. Data and process integration can achieve significant efficiencies across the institution however, these programmes are complex and require significant effort and buy in from various business stakeholders. We discuss what is holding back banks from successfully implementing finance and risk integration and how Monocle aims to approach and overcome these inherent challenges for our clients.
What does Consulting mean at Monocle
The term “consultant” is not easy to define and as such, what consulting means as a profession tends to vary from one firm to another. In our latest podcast, we speak to Willie Ehlers, our Chief Operating Officer, who discusses what consulting means to him and provides some key insights into the structures, training and mentorship that Monocle has in place to grow our employees into world-class consultants.