Entry Types

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Entry Types

The Open Risk Manual can integrate and help publish a wide array of content. The following list helps users understand how the content provided by the Manual is organized.

Concept Definitions

Concept Definitions are the most common entry type. The objective of such entries is to provide sufficient content to properly define the topic covered by the entry. Besides the definition itself, such entries will typically elaborate on the key issues around the specific topic, possible challenges or competing views etc. As an example, the entry on Internal Fraud defines the risk concept, lists a commonly adopted regulatory taxonomy and lists possible mitigation measures

Most Manual entries will mention at the end the typical Issues and Challenges associated with the concept (usually important attention points)

Such definition type entries should aim to be relatively brief. Elaborating on specific issues should be done in separate entries. Using the wiki's extensive Category system, definitions can (and should) be linked to one or more Category Trees. Such tagging helps users quickly find relevant content and place it in a broader context.

Resource Collections

Resource Collections are pages that serve as containers for pointers / links to other resources. These can be enumerations of other Manual entries, or collections of links to external resources. Collection pages will typically make use of tables to create an easily readable list. As an example the list of Financial Regulators.

Model Descriptions

Model Descriptions are special types of definition entries that specify a given financial / risk model. For example the entry on ASRF Model introduces the variables, parameters, formulae etc. that define the Asymptotic Simple Factor model used for credit risk regulatory capital. Model descriptions will typically make use of latex typesetting to render the relevant equations.

Model descriptions are not meant to be replacing papers introducing and/or documenting models, but rather provide a concise enumeration of all elements that define a model.

How To's

How To entries are recipes, sequences of tasks, or other instruction formats for completing a certain well defined task. For example, the entry on How To Improve Risk Culture


Comparison entries juxtapose two or more concepts in order to elucidate differences. The title of the entry would be something like X versus Y. For example Bottom up versus top down stress test