Risk management lessons from the greatest World Cup ever

Let me start by saying, the 2018 World Cup in Russia was without a doubt the greatest sporting event I have ever experienced. I was very fortunate to experience most of the action first hand and be a part of the amazing Australian Optus Sport TV crew. Here is a little trip down the memory… Continue reading Risk management lessons from the greatest World Cup ever

The Great Debate Part III: Can ERM Realize its Potential in the Real World?

In our first two webinars, our panel discussed the pros and cons of the updated COSO and ISO guidance on effective risk management. They left us with the idea that while both updates are improvements on their prior versions, neither is fully satisfying. In this, the third webinar in the Great Debate series, our panel… Continue reading The Great Debate Part III: Can ERM Realize its Potential in the Real World?

PODCAST: Assess the effect of uncertainty on strategic objectives (part 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOnce the strategic objectives have been broken down into more tactical, manageable pieces, risk managers need to use the strategy document, financial model, business plan or the budgeting model to determine key assumptions made by the management. Most assumptions are associated with some form of uncertainty… Continue reading PODCAST: Assess the effect of uncertainty on strategic objectives (part 2)

RECORDING: Why risk matrices are immoral… or are they?

Watch the recording of a live debate between J.D. Solomon and Alex Sidorenko on whether risk matrices/heat maps have a place in risk management or should they be avoided like plague. J.D.Solomon argued that risk matrices are the “gold standard” for risk analysis in most industries and all of those people cannot be wrong. Risk… Continue reading RECORDING: Why risk matrices are immoral… or are they?

RM1 vs RM2 – which side will you choose?

I feel risk management is on a verge of something interesting, something very exciting at the moment. For a long time, I naively thought that by doing good risk management all the key stakeholders would be satisfied, but the reality is, different stakeholders want completely different things. There is risk management 1 – risk management for… Continue reading RM1 vs RM2 – which side will you choose?

Risk appetite reimagined 2.0

This was the original post that was triggered a lot of discussion around the concept of risk appetite in non-financial companies. Again. I semi-changed my mind on risk appetite. Separate risk appetite statements are still stupid (because there is a better way), but despite that risk appetites should be calculated. Because if done properly there… Continue reading Risk appetite reimagined 2.0

Everybody says the risk managers should speak business language. But what does it actually mean?

Well to me, this means – the results of the risk analysis has to be presented in EXACTLY the same way the decision is being discussed. If an investment decision is made based on NPV and IRR – then risk manager has to bring to the table new calculation for NPV and IRR based on… Continue reading Everybody says the risk managers should speak business language. But what does it actually mean?