Profile of Andrew WaxmanThought Leader
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 32
Andrew Waxman writes on operational risk in capital markets and financial services. Andrew is a consultant in IBM's US financial risk services and compliance group. The views expressed her are those of his own. As an operational risk manager, Andrew has worked at some of the leading investment banks and consulting firms in Wall Street and the City of London. He writes on topics such as: rogue and insider trading, technology and markets, disaster planning, regulatory responses and risk management strategies. Andrew has a first class degree in history from Kings' College London and an MBA in finance from NYU.
Articles by Andrew Waxman
posted in January 2013
The ongoing proliferation of insider trading cases at hedge funds points to the need for more transparency into investment decisions and trading processes. One way to stop the pattern is for hedge funds to form internal control groups that scrutinize the links between investment themes and material non-public information.
With no let-up in the flow of operational risk accidents at major banks, firms are hiring more seasoned experts and throwing more resources at the function. But more work needs to be done.
After a series of trading blow-ups by rogue traders, meet "the genius trader," who can do even worse damage. With their superior intellect, big egos,and technical expertise, they can easily win over CEOs. But, can risk managers reign them in?
Andrew Waxman takes a look at the most significant operational risks, including the Facebook IPO and Knight Capital Fiasco, that occurred on Wall Street in 2012.