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’).

The Difference Between Risk and Loss

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Risk management has caused many people to substitute one four-letter word for another. They will use the word RISK when they should be saying LOSS. And there is a world of difference between the two. It is the difference between … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Insurers as Bellwether

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Insurance touches and is touched by much of human activity around the globe.  So it should not be a surprise that insurers can be expected to be a bellwether for the economic impact of climate change. Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Writing an ORSA Report

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Insurance regulators have made the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) into one of the global Insurance Core Principles that need to be adopted in all countries. Several countries have already adopted an ORSA requirement and in all cases, there … Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Economic Capital Model Validation

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Fundamentally, an economic capital model seeks to consistently use exposure information and limited actual experience to estimate the impact of remote events that may or may not have ever happened in the past. Those who seek to make use of … Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Risk Management Disclosures

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U.S. insurers have made the case to the insurance regulators at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) who have been drafting the U.S. Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) requirements that the ORSA report as defined will contain sensitive … Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Change Risk

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The main processes for enterprise risk management in an insurer involve two levels of control cycles: The first level looks at the individual risks and sets out limits, controls and mitigation processes to assure that each individual risk that is … Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Risk Management Culture

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The culture of a business can be easily observed in the statements and policies of top management and in the behaviors of management and employees. But to truly understand the culture of a business you need to know the shared … Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Risk Governance

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What should a board expect from management regarding risk and resiliency? As a part of strong enterprise risk management practice the board of directors should consider the following: Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Risk Appetite and Tolerance

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Insurers are increasingly being asked to explain their approach to risk management and as a part of that discussion to clarify their risk appetite. Rating agencies are all asking about risk appetite. Regulators around the world will all soon require … Continue reading →

All on the Same Train, but Heading in Different Directions: Risk Attitudes and Implications for forming a Risk Culture

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The term risk culture refers to how things are seen, done and justified. It’s not the explanation of last resort to be used only when other explanations—economic, demographic, organizational—are inadequate, i.e. “Oh well, it must be cultural then.” Continue reading →

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A Diferença Entre o Risco e a Perda

risk vs loss

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 … Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →