RAW2021 agenda is now online, register before the early bird ends

RISK AWARENESS WEEK is the biggest online platform to learn about risk management and decision making. Amazing lineup of international speakers share practical case studies on integrating risk management into climate and environmental decision making, planning, project management and risk-adjusted performance management. No RM1 workshops, no sales pitches from brokers or insurance companies, just practical… Continue reading RAW2021 agenda is now online, register before the early bird ends

Call for speakers. Share your risk management or decision making case studies with the world

Deadline for submission – 31 July 2021  We invite industry leaders and practicing risk management and decision support professionals to present their case studies at the RISK AWARENESS WEEK 2021 scheduled from 11-15 October 2021. RISK AWARENESS WEEK is an annual event that aims to promote risk management practices, risk psychology, decision science and quantitative… Continue reading Call for speakers. Share your risk management or decision making case studies with the world

What is a risk? It’s not what you think it is

If there is one thing I learned as a CRO, it is crucial to understand the nature of each and every risk we have to work with. I will no doubt write a separate article about the mistake of aggregating various risks into a risk register or attempting to use the same methodology to quantify… Continue reading What is a risk? It’s not what you think it is

CRO DIARIES – Using bow-ties for compliance risks with David Tattam

Join Alex Sidorenko, CRO EuroChem, and David Tattam, Chief of Research, Knowledge and Consulting, Protecht, to talk about using bow-ties diagrams for compliance risks. This will be useful, entertaining and highly practical. ISO and COSO have got it wrong when it comes to compliance risks. You can and should quantify compliance risks. Every organisation is… Continue reading CRO DIARIES – Using bow-ties for compliance risks with David Tattam

Compliance Risk Management – Risk mitigation and reporting

Risk mitigation and trade-off The treatment of compliance risks refers to the corresponding strategies implemented by an organization to deal with its risks. A risk treatment plan should consider a range of treatment options, which may include legal remedies as well as financial, operational and reputational remedies for each prioritized risk. The following factors should… Continue reading Compliance Risk Management – Risk mitigation and reporting

Mark Powell – The lost art of building risk matrices and why they should be avoided

Risk matrices have been around for decades, but most people don’t build their own anymore. In fact, Mark Powell told an audience at Risk Awareness Week 2020 that he hadn’t met anybody in 25 years who had built a risk matrix from scratch, with many outsourcing the job to consultants instead. So why does this… Continue reading Mark Powell – The lost art of building risk matrices and why they should be avoided

Compliance Risk Management – Risk analysis (part 4)

Step 4. Allocate weights to each scenario In order to determine the weight allocated to each consequence scenario of events triggered by compliance risk, historical data, modelling, as well as expert opinions, can all be used, individually or in combination. Weight of each scenario can involve the following factors: the range of laws, along with… Continue reading Compliance Risk Management – Risk analysis (part 4)

Compliance Risk Management – Risk analysis (part 3)

Step 3. Determine the range of consequences for each scenario In order to quantitatively assess compliance risks the next step involves defining the possible range of values for each consequence scenario. Typical consequences can involve the following factors: Consequence scenario Range of consequences A.     Small fine for violation, for example a fine for three days… Continue reading Compliance Risk Management – Risk analysis (part 3)

Compliance Risk Management – Risk analysis (part 2)

Step 2. Identify causes and consequence scenarios Causes and consequences for the bow-tie diagram are normally derived from the regulations as well as through consultation with risk owners and subject matter experts. Common consequence scenarios for compliance risks (just a quick example, there is more) include: Risk area Examples of consequence scenarios Licensed activities and… Continue reading Compliance Risk Management – Risk analysis (part 2)

Torsten Röhner – Why probability is critical for meaningful financial modelling

Torsten Röhner, founder and managing director of Syconomic, demonstrates why financial models that do not account for probability are virtually meaningless. “Most innovations in financial modelling solve the wrong problem… They solve technical problems instead of overcoming flaws in the methodology,” Torsten Röhner, founder and managing director of Syconomic, told the audience at Risk Awareness… Continue reading Torsten Röhner – Why probability is critical for meaningful financial modelling