Tag Archives: ERM

Thinking About The Upside of Risk

Making intelligent and informed decisions is intrinsic to effective risk management. Many at times risk management decisions are centered around loss events and the negative consequences that might eventuate. The positive aspects of risk taking are hardly noticeable. Let’s take as an example, a decision by local-based company to build a sales and distribution presence… Read more »

Rethinking and Elevating the Status of Risk Management

Enterprise risk management (ERM) is at the heart of effective decision making and should be at the forefront of everybody’s thinking within the organization. Today’s risk-filled macroeconomic environment requires front-line employees, middle management, senior executives and the board to take a proactive approach in managing the various risks the business is exposed to. Risks are… Read more »

Embracing Risk for Improved Business Performance

Barings Bank rogue trader (1995), LTCM hedge fund failure (1998), Enron bankruptcy (2001), Parmalat accounting fraud (2003), AIG accounting scandal (2005), Lehman Brothers bankruptcy(2008), Bennie Madoff ponzi scheme (2008), Toyota unintended acceleration recalls (2009) , BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill (2010), Fukushima tsunami and nuclear accident (2011), Libor-fixing scandal (2012), JP Morgan $14.6 billion regulatory… Read more »

Minimizing Risks of Outsourcing Failure

As the challenge on CFOs and other business leaders to do more with less continue to increase, we have witnessed an increase in the number of outsourcing arrangements across all industries. Most organizations, led by their CFOs have outsourced selected projects, functions and delegated the day-to-day management of these activities to third-party organizations. Many at… Read more »