Tag Archives: ERM

Alignment is key to ERM

Risk has traditionally played a minor role in the strategic discussions of many firms. Often, planners get risk out of the way at the very start with a discussion of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Then as quickly as … Continue reading →

2017’s most dangerous risks for insurers

We took a list of over 50 risks commonly found on insurer risk registers, and asked, “Which risks present the most danger to your firm in 2017?" Continue reading →

Discipline is key to ERM

Risk management matters the most when it is the most expensive and most difficult. But unless the regular steps of risk management have already become muscle memory, it is much less likely that you will even think to do your … Continue reading →

Transparency is key to ERM

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

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

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

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

How much capital should an insurer hold?

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

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 →

Chief Risk Officer 3.0: Darwinism at Work

The role of the chief risk officer (CRO) in European insurance companies has evolved quickly in the last 20 years. Now, I believe that the passage of Solvency II is moving the goalposts again. Continue reading →