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Recommended Resources


The listed titles are the recommended resources by the Knowledge Management Unit of The Malaysian Insurance Institute.

1. Rogues of Wall Street: How to Manage Risk in the Cognitive Era, Andrew Waxman

Written by a veteran risk, compliance, and governance specialist, this book helps bank leaders and consultants identify the tools they need to effectively manage operational risk. Citing different types of risk events such as: Rogue and Insider Trading, cyber security, AML, the Mortgage Crisis, and other major events, chapters in the first half of the book detail each operational risk type along with its causative and contributing factors. The second half of the book takes an overarching approach to the tools and solutions available to financial institutions to manage such events in the future. From technology, to culture, to governance, and more, this book does more than simply identify the problem—it provides real-world solutions with actionable insight.

Resource type: Book

2. Handbook of Anti Money Laundering, Dennis Cox

This book details the most up-to-date regulations and provides practical guidance toward implementation. While most books focus on the regulations themselves, this useful guide goes further by explaining their meaning to bank operations, and how the rules apply to real-life scenarios. The international perspective provides a broader understanding of the anti-money laundering controls that are in place worldwide, with certain country-specific details discussed in-depth.

Resource type: Book

3. Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, 6th Edition, Richard A.Spinello

This book provides a modern, comprehensive examination of the social costs and moral issues emerging from the ever-expanding use of the internet and new information technologies, as well as internet governance and its control by the state. It highlights both the legal and philosophical perspective of content control, free speech, intellectual property, and security. The Sixth Edition includes interesting new case studies on social media, privacy, and the right to be forgotten, which encourages discussion and fosters critical thinking.

Resource type: Book

4. Ethical Health Informatics: Challenges and Opportunities, 3rd Edition, Laurinda Beebe Harman, Frances H. Cornelius

This book is an exhaustive revision that incorporates scenarios and ethical decision-making matrices that challenge the reader to determine the best course of ethical action for HIM, nurses, administrators, and IT professionals. Coverage of selected critical legal issues in the management of health information is included in each chapter. It also includes chapters on privacy and confidentiality; the uses of information for coding, quality management, research, public health and clinical care at the end of life; the electronic and digital health information systems; management of sensitive information (genetic, adoption and drug, alcohol, sexual and behavioral information); and the roles for management and leadership, vendor management, entrepreneur and advocate.

Resource type: Book

5. The World’s Money: How it works,William M. Clarke and George Pulay

This book aims to answer some of the many questions of the times in which it was published: Why had there been so many monetary crises? How were they caused? What is the role of gold in international finance? How do exchange rates, the IMF, the World Bank, the eurodollar market work? What is the new World Money? How was the pound devalued? Can 1929 recur? The material is equally suitable for students, sixth-formers, economists and the armchair reader. Contemporary events are used as examples and illustrations, the history and the future of money discussed, so that the book is at once topical for its times and of lasting value.

Resource type: Book

6. Police Liability and Risk Management: Torts, civil rights and employment law, Dr. Robert J. Girod, JD, PhD

The book is designed to help law enforcement professionals reduce police liability and avoid the risk of litigation—or, in the event a lawsuit does arise—to manage liability and defend themselves. In our litigious society, suits involving the law enforcement community are becoming a more common occurrence and can destroy an officer’s career or cast a pall on an entire department. By understanding the laws governing these types of issues, law enforcement professionals are better able to monitor the sources of liability and implement risk management strategies to shield their policies, practices, procedures, and protocols from the danger of liability.

Resource type: Book

7. The Efficient Practice: Transform and Optimize Your Financial Advisory Practice for Greater Profits, David L. Lawrence

An essential guide to tools and techniques for achieving efficiency, productivity, and profitability in financial advisory firms As a profession, financial advisors have been very well educated on how to be a financial advisor, but the industry does a poor job of preparing financial advisors to be great business owners. This book presents the Profit-Driven Architecture, a visual way of viewing the operational structure of a financial practice.

Resource type: Book

8. The “Dematerialized” Insurance: Distance Selling and Cyber Risks from an International Perspective, Pierpaolo Marano, Ionnis Rokas, Peter Kochenburgers

This book adopts an international perspective to examine how the online sale of insurance challenges the insurance regulation and the insurance contract, with a focus on insurance sales, consumer protection, cyber risks and privacy, as well as dispute resolution. Today insurers, policyholders, intermediaries and regulators interact in an increasingly online world with profound implications for what has up to now been a traditionally operating industry.

Resource type: Book