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 use the word RISK when they should be saying LOSS. And there is a world of difference between the two. Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Stress Testing

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Generally speaking, a stress test is an assessment of the financial impact of changing a specific variable, without regard to the likelihood of this change. Continue reading →

How to Communicate With Your CEO About Risk

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What’s the job of a CEO? When you come down to it, a CEO’s job is to make decisions. The right decisions. Knowing your CEO’s priorities is key to communicating effectively. Continue reading →

ERM in Practice: Risk Limits and Controls

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One of the core elements of a thorough ERM strategy involves setting risk limits and controls. This practice forms an essential link in every organization’s risk management cycle, which includes identifying, assessing, taking, mitigating, monitoring, and responding to risk. Continue reading →

ERM in Practice: Risk Identification

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Insurers recognize the importance of identifying and classifying their important risks as a major organizing idea for their ERM processes. For our ERM in practice series, we’ve looked to the 2013 annual reports of a dozen global insurance and reinsurance … Continue reading →

ERM in Practice: Risk Measurement

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In our second installment of the ‘ERM in Practice’ series, we look specifically into the 2013 Annual Reports of eight global insurance companies (five European and three Non-European) and four international reinsurance groups with the purpose of identifying commonalities in … Continue reading →

ERM in Practice: Risk Organization

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Discussions of enterprise risk management (ERM) practices often seem almost totally theoretical. But in fact, those practices are very real for many companies. One of the most important aspects of an ERM program is the “who” of ERM. We call … 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: 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 →