CRO DIARY: We are so busy chasing the next “sexiest” risk, we miss the forest for the trees

CRO DIARY: We are so busy chasing the next “sexiest” risk, we miss the forest for the trees

Recently, I sat down to do my weekly Wednesday live stream. Normally I share stories, answer questions and discuss lessons I learned as a Chief Risk Officer, but this time I wanted to talk about something else. Something that has been troubling me for a while. The fundamental flaws in decision making and risk management. […]

Risk management has failed, let’s drop it

Risk management has failed, let’s drop it

You’ve probably heard the term “risk management” before. Broadly-speaking, this term involves the analysis of potential issues as well as the efforts to mitigate, resolve, or minimise the effects of those issues. When someone talks about risk management in terms of their stock portfolio, for example, they are typically referencing diversification so that one bad […]

I am giving away 50 full tickets to #riskawarenessweek2020 to students studying risk management

I am giving away 50 full tickets to #riskawarenessweek2020 to students studying risk management

I am giving away 50 full tickets to #riskawarenessweek2020 to students currently studying risk management. If you are currently doing undergraduate or postgraduate studies in risk management, this is your opportunity to hear some of the best risk and decision making professionals in the world sharing their stories and, more importantly, their models. Risk Awareness […]

Let’s make every decision risk-based. Forget doing quarterly risk assessments and risk reports #RAW2020

Let’s make every decision risk-based. Forget doing quarterly risk assessments and risk reports #RAW2020

Risk management is much more than just having a risk appetite statement, publishing a risk policy on the website and doing risk assessments once a quarter. Risk management is about changing how important business decisions are made, how goals are set and how performance against these goals is measures. Good risk managers have a huge […]

Make #riskawarenessweek2020 you corporate risk management training. Put it in the budget for next year

Make #riskawarenessweek2020 you corporate risk management training. Put it in the budget for next year

Risk Awareness Week 2020 #RAW2020 will bring some of the leading risk management researchers and practitioners to your staff computers or mobile phones. It is designed to raise awareness about risk management application in planning, forecasting, budgeting, construction, investments and performance management and will significantly enhance the quality of decision making. More than 50 sessions […]

I wonder if anyone realises that implementing ERM is actually bad risk management

I wonder if anyone realises that implementing ERM is actually bad risk management

According to COSO ERM, “enterprise risk management” refers to the culture, capabilities, and practices, integrated with strategy-setting and performance, that organizations rely on to manage risk in creating, preserving, and realizing value. Sounds not too bad. In this article I will argue that doing this, or rather doing as COSO and most consultants and most […]