Blogger Archives: Dave Ingram

Dave Ingram

Dave is an Executive Vice President of Willis Re, specialising in theory and practice of ERM for insurers. Based in New York, Dave has more than 30 years of actuarial and general management experience in the insurance industry and has published and spoken about ERM all over the world. In 2012 he was named by @TreasuryandRisk as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance. You can follow Dave on Twitter at @dingramerm (views his own – not Willis’).

Transparency is key to ERM

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There are four good reasons to adopt a version of ERM that fits your business; this post is about one of those four reasons - Transparency. Continue reading →

Reinsurance and enterprise risk management

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Insurers are in the business of aggregating risk. This makes enterprise risk management (ERM) particularly important to insurers. In addition, insurers have an incredibly flexible and powerful tool available for sculpting their risks: reinsurance. ERM is a very new approach … Continue reading →

Cyber risk for insurers

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Cyber risk has definitely stepped off the “emerging risks” list and moved in with the “current risks.”  Not a week goes by without another major news story about some firm or government agency being hacked and losing control over millions … Continue reading →

4 steps to linking strategy and ERM

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Why don't insurers practice strategic risk management? Continue reading →

How much capital should an insurer hold?

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An insurer’s management often wonders whether their company has the right amount of capital.  If they are holding too little, they may not be ready for when the next catastrophe occurs, or miss an opportunity to acquire a new affiliate … Continue reading →

For ERM, a Better Solution to Guessing Frequency and Severity Pairs for Risks

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To compare your best guesses about frequency and severity of risks, you need to recognize that each risk likely has a wide variety of frequency severity pairs. Continue reading →

ERM: Discussing Fatness of Tails in Risk Models

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Most decision makers are familiar with the statistical average and standard deviation measures. But risk management typically focuses on unlikely “tail” events. The financial crisis helped popularize the term “fat tails” to represent the idea that these extreme events are … Continue reading →

Risk Appetite and Tolerance

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Although most insurers operate with a good risk appetite, in most cases, it is not articulated in a way that managers can connect to ERM terminology. Continue reading →

Emerging ERM Risk of 2015: Outsourcing

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Outsourcing might just be the most common business management earnings booster of the past 10 years. Which means that it is also a top candidate for becoming a major emerging risk in the near future. Continue reading →

ERM in Practice: Risk Policies and Standards

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This fifth installment of ERM in Practice looks at a dozen global insurance and reinsurance groups, extracting several concrete examples from their ERM policies and frameworks. Continue reading →

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A Diferença Entre o Risco e a Perda

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A gestão de risco tem feito muitas pessoas substituírem uma palavra de quatro letras por outra. Eles usam a palavra RISCO quando deveriam dizer PERDA. E há um mundo de diferença entre os dois. É a diferença entre o brilho … Continuar lendo →

Guia para ERM (Enterprise risk management): Mensuração de Risco e Relatórios

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Peter Drucker é conhecido por uma vez ter dito: “o que é mensurado, é gerenciado.” Esse truísmo da moderna gestão aplicada ao risco, assim como ele faz para outras coisas mais usualmente medidas como vendas, lucros e despesas. Reguladores têm … Continuar lendo →

Desenvolvimento de um flexível Programa Enterprise Risk Management

O processo de desenvolvimento de um novo Sistema de Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) é, muitas vezes, desconcertante para os gerentes de negócios experientes. Com a maioria dos novos projetos, a abordagem padrão é definir completamente um projeto com antecedência e … Continuar lendo →

Empresa de Gestão de Risco em tempos de dificuldades

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A boa notícia para os gestores de risco é: desde que os tempos começaram a ficar difíceis, empresas de gestão estão ouvindo sua mensagem. A má notícia para os gestores de risco é: desde que os tempos começaram a ficar … Continuar lendo →

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