Riskenomics & Aadroit Systems: Dependency Modeling Tool to Identify and Manage Premises and Operational Risk

Glen O’Leary, Managing Director
Ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny is driving financial companies to be vigilant - both in terms of managing risk and implementing enterprise wide risk management strategies. “Global banks are high risk, high value businesses, with vast portfolios, including mission critical facilities, e.g. data centers and trading floors, where downtime is not an option,” explains Glen O’Leary, Managing Director, Aadroit Systems. To cope with the challenges, financial institutions need to demonstrate governance in terms of identifying, managing and evaluating risk; auditability and accountability are key.The priorities for those managing the corporate real estate in these organizations arelife safety, legal and regulatory compliance and availability of premises.

Headquartered in London, Aadroit Systems offers Riskenomics, a premises risk management tool that helps organizations to systematically model, identify and manage operational risk across their property portfolio. The company offers standard and customizable dependency models across a range of functions including compliance, health and safety, critical engineering, facilities management, security and supply chain. Riskenomics looks at how the organization would manage if it lost one or more of the critical systems needed for success, so that it can put in place appropriate procedures or safeguards.

Riskenomics captures risk via questionnaire-based self-assessment and live feeds from other systems. The tool analyses critical dependenciesand offers instant reporting and live, dynamic risk profiles via a suite of highly visual dashboards that provide the high level overview, as well as drilling right down into the detail. It is also used for disaster recovery and scenario planning. “We identify what is needed for success and evaluate and simulate how risk events impact on the business,” says O’Leary.

Further, the company provides data center operational risk models which focus on the 4 Ps – people, plant, process and premises. They model critical infrastructure and critical operational requirements, which allow management of risk across both hard and soft systems.
“At Aadroit Systems, we use models as a framework to capture operational, infrastructure and capacity risks, and then help our clients resolve those risks” says O’Leary.

Riskenomics prides itself on its flexible, adaptable risk management solutions. “Whether the problem lies in the organization or in their supply chain, we stabilize the risk and help clients facilitate its closure,” says O’Leary. For instance, Aadroit Systems implemented a risk assessment and risk analysis platform for a financial institution’s global mission critical and critical building portfolio.

The client used Riskenomics to capture risks across numerous operational functions via periodic self-assessment. Through this, each risk went through a triage process to ensure it was valid and properly identified. The agreed risks formed a central risk register where ownership was assigned and mitigation of the risk was managed to closure through a stage-gate process, with a full audit trail throughout.

Aadroit has built its reputation in the risk industry over many years – many clients say thatrisk is part of our DNA

Moving forward, Aadroit continues to develop Riskenomics, developing increased automation and use of fixed and wi-fi connectivity to reduce manual entry and mobile technology to make data more accessible to users and give clients competitive advantage. With their expanding global client base, they are looking to set up offices in Asia and US. “We also plan to expand our data analysis capability to improve data mining and intelligence which will allow clients to identify and address systemic issues and make informed decisions,” concludes O’Leary.

Riskenomics & Aadroit Systems

London, UK

Glen O’Leary, Managing Director

Premises risk management software which enables businesses to systematically identify and manage operational risk.