The Faculty & Institute of Actuaries his published a paper called ERM for Insurance Companies – Adding the Investor’s Point of View, on January 22, 2010. The abstract reads: A major outcome of ERM activities in insurance companies has been the bringing together of all of the key risks in the company, to be managed […]

The big story in Toronto this week is the number of pedestrians getting killed by vehicles. An “epidemic”, one no-talent Canadian news anchor who colours his hair said tonight. About 14 people have been killed so far this month (which apparently is more than is allowed). The public and police are shocked by these events. […]

I’ve been writing this blog almost every day since August and I’ve been rewarded by your positive feedback and over 6000 hits. In this period, I’ve reported about many ERM-related events: the S&P calls ERM “highly important”; while others suggested ERM should be a “way of life”, called it “vital”, said it would be a […]

The editors of Harvard Business Review recently published their own top ten list of the last decade calling it “the most influential management ideas of the millennium (so far)” and look what came in at #4. 4. Enterprise Risk Management. Sounds crazy right now to say that the last decade was notable for risk management. […]

There is a link on the homepage for their latest ERM survey conducted in 2009 Q3. Aon writes: The study was designed to show the extent to which ERM has been successfully implemented across organizations globally; the effect ERM has had on harmonizing organizational needs, culture and stakeholder requirements; and how ERM is being […]

Tim Leech’s IIA blog discusses some of the many risk management designations and certification available and whether or not one of these may be the cost of entry in the future. I would like to know if anyone out there is interested in replying to this post with thoughts, pros, cons, benefits, etc., for the […]

I’ve given some thought to what makes a good risk manager. When I started writing this, it occurred to me that I had seen a lot of those characteristics before. In 2004, the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada, began The Ivey Ring Tradition. And since […]

I would like bring to your attention the blog by Donald van Deventer from the Kamakura Corporation.  We may both write about risk management but on a risk management scale, Don is to Thomas Jefferson what I am Bart Simpson. Don is the real deal. He writes about his experiences in risk management with quotes […]

I was reminded recently of these appetite suppressant pills that my mom must have purchased when I was a kid in the late 70s. They were called AYDS. Worried about your reputation and your brand? What could be worse that your brand being associated with a terrible disease? (Well, I recall there being a sushi […]