By attending Risk Awareness Week, you’re gaining a greater awareness of risk and how to manage it.
But have you ever considered what drives our awareness of the risks we face on a day-to-day basis? In this session, we’ll explore some of the cognitive processes and factors that can make us more — or less — aware of the risks we’re running. If we’re blind to risk, it can encourage us to push things too far. But equally, if we over-estimate the risks we’re facing, it can lead to us not taking advantage of opportunities.
By understanding the factors that drive our awareness of risk, we can design processes that can calibrate the natural human tendencies with regard to risk. That can help us at work and in our personal lives.
Christian is the founder of Human Risk, a Behavioural Science led Consulting and Training Firm, specialising in the fields of Ethics & Compliance. He was formerly MD at UBS where he was Head of Behavioral Science. Christian joined the Firm in Compliance & Operational Risk Control, leading the function globally for UBS Asset Management. Prior to joining UBS, he was COO of the UK Prudential Regulation Authority, a subsidiary of the Bank of England responsible for regulating financial services.