RISK AWARENESS WEEK 2021 IS BACK! EARLY BIRD SALE ENDS IN 11 DAYS. DON’T MISS THE 80% OFF ALL ACCESS TICKETS

Our theme this year is better and greener decision making through risk management with specific focus on better planning, performance management and governance through risk management and decision science. Check out amazing speakers who already joined the conference https://2021.riskawarenessweek.com/ The objective this year is to bring risk management to non-risk professionals who would benefit from its… Continue reading RISK AWARENESS WEEK 2021 IS BACK! EARLY BIRD SALE ENDS IN 11 DAYS. DON’T MISS THE 80% OFF ALL ACCESS TICKETS

Why Board Audit Committee is the worst place for risk management and having a separate Board Risk Committee is even worse

Over the last 10 years it became almost dogmatic that risk management effectiveness has to be disclosed at the Board level. It seems to be equally accepted that full Board is responsible for risk management oversight, who, however can and often do, delegate this oversight responsibility to the Audit Committee. This is in fact so… Continue reading Why Board Audit Committee is the worst place for risk management and having a separate Board Risk Committee is even worse

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

RAW2020: Probability for Pragmatists

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/managing-irreducible-risks-through-portfolio-analysis-hedging-and-diversification/ The success of quantitative risk management rests on our ability to assess probabilities, but what is a probability anyway? How do you know if your assessments are any good and what does it even mean to say there’s a 50% chance of rain tomorrow? A pragmatic approach to these questions quickly takes us in… Continue reading RAW2020: Probability for Pragmatists

3 steps to apply Monte-Carlo simulations to any investment project decision

Risk management 2 shouldn’t be difficult. So I started on a quest to come up with a simple methodology for quantitative risk analysis that will actually improve decision making. This is still work in progress, so any comments and suggestions please send them to me or write below the article. Also don’t forget, RAW2020 is… Continue reading 3 steps to apply Monte-Carlo simulations to any investment project decision

RAW2020: The Cat Insurance Puzzle: Why People insure their Cellphone but not their Home – Annette Hofmann

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/dr-annette-hofmann/ The cat insurance puzzle refers to the low or missing demand for high-severity-low-probability events, which is surprising given the high demand for low-value insurance products such as cell phone insurance policies. While the loss of a cellphone is usually an event of no or low consequence, the loss of a home to a family… Continue reading RAW2020: The Cat Insurance Puzzle: Why People insure their Cellphone but not their Home – Annette Hofmann

5 red flags 🚩when just starting to implement risk management

Ok, the title is obviously irony, because no organisation on the planet is ever “just” starting to implement risk management” or “starting from scratch”. Organisations have been making risk-based decisions since the inception. Often poorly, but that’s another point altogether. And yet, far too many job advertisements I see are looking risk specialists to build… Continue reading 5 red flags 🚩when just starting to implement risk management

5 red flags 🚩when hiring a risk manager

One of the biggest issues in the risk management profession is that many, way too many, people who have the title of risk manager are not really qualified to do the job. Many don’t even have the minimum required education. Imagine a doctor who vaguely remembers doing biology in year 9 high school. Well that’s… Continue reading 5 red flags 🚩when hiring a risk manager

94. Can we quantify any risk?

Alex Sidorenko from RISK-ACADEMY answers a question whether we can and should quantify every risk in non-financial companies. What do you think? – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – At RISK-ACADEMY we have compiled free videos of lectures, seminars and interviews with Russian risk managers, as… Continue reading 94. Can we quantify any risk?