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’).

2019: Most dangerous risks to insurers

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Six of the top 10 risks identified as most dangerous for 2019 were in the top 10 last year. The other four fell within last year’s top 18. Continue reading →

3 types of enterprise risk management and their roles in strategy

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There are many ways for enterprise risk management to be strategic, even without the risk reward component. But if you are a CRO and want to be seen as an obvious contributor to strategy, you need to keep the four stages of strategy and the contributions that your ERM program can make in mind throughout the year. Continue reading →

4 key steps to business strategy for CROs

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When we talked to 20 insurance executives about enterprise risk management and strategy, most responded to our questions with suggestions of how ERM teams could become more successful by interacting with planning and budgeting colleagues. But there’s more to strategy than planning and budgeting. Continue reading →

Start with these 3 functions when thinking about enterprise risk management

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This post is part of our “A Year in the Life of the Strategic CRO” series and is the first of three posts that will focus on the foundational elements of strategic enterprise risk management. How and which aspects of … Continue reading →

Eight key considerations for chief risk officers now that strategic planning is over

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Business planning for most insurers wrapped up a few weeks ago. For a chief risk officer (CRO) these sessions offer a key opportunity to share insights on the risks companies may face in the coming year, provided they have a … Continue reading →

Midyear update: Most dangerous risks for insurers in 2018

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In January, we wrote about 2018’s most dangerous risks for insurers, highlighting what more than 200 insurance managers cited as the top 10 risks to watch for the year. Now that we’re midway through 2018, it’s time to take a … Continue reading →

2018’s most dangerous risks for insurers

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One definition of insanity is “doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.” Well, we asked insurers the same question in December 2017 that we asked in December 2016: What are the most dangerous risks to your company in … Continue reading →

Keeping risk and capital in balance

So what direction is your company headed regarding risk? Are you expecting to: Grow your risk faster than your capital, using up excess capacity; Grow your capital faster than your risk, building up capacity; or, Keep risk and capital in … Continue reading →

Unlocking resilience: The four ERM keys

“I found that just surviving was a noble fight” – Billy Joel Most companies want to do much better than “just surviving.” But the world is a dangerous and complex place. Surviving itself may be difficult, but the focus is … Continue reading →

Top 10 ideas insurers include in their risk appetite

In 2016, Willis Re performed a study of 48 (mostly U.S.-based) insurer risk appetite and tolerance statements. Continue reading →

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Mantendo risco e capital em equilíbrio

Que direção a sua empresa está tomando em relação ao risco? Você está esperando para: Aumentar o risco mais rápido do que seu capital, utilizando-se de excesso de capacidade; Aumentar o seu capital mais rápido do que o seu risco, … Continuar lendo →

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 … Continuar lendo →

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


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

working under a tight budget

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 →