Risk managers who want to take part in the risk manager only round table discussions at the 2014 FERMA Seminar should register quickly; the round table numbers are limited, and they are filling quickly. This is the advice from FERMA’s Project manager Véronique De Hertogh as she continues the planning for this event. The seminar will take place on 20 and 21 October at SQUARE in Brussels. Continue reading
It is not too late to attend the seminar for free if you are a risk manager and you have an interest in European risks. Join your national association or if you are not eligible to join a member association, you can apply for individual or corporate membership.
For more information, visit FERMA webpage at http://archives.ferma.eu/about/members-of-ferma/become-member/
The 2014 FERMA Risk Management Benchmarking Survey closed on Friday 20 June with a total of 850 replies. This is the highest number of responses the survey has ever received and it means the results are ever more representative of the views of the European risk management community.
The survey committee, composed of FERMA board members and representatives of the industry partner organisations, immediately started to work on analyzing the responses. The results will be revealed at the FERMA Seminar 2014 on 20 and 21 October in Brussels. An independent survey company Toluna collects the responses. Continue reading
In June we held our general assembly, approved the risk management certification project and elected four board directors. Since then, we have not been relaxing! You might be surprised at the number of projects that FERMA does with a small team.
Led by our President Julia Graham, Vice President Michel Dennery, General Secretary Pierre Sonigo, scientific adviser Marie-Gemma Dequae and I visited London for a meeting with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and our British member Airmic. We discussed several subjects of mutual interest on education issues with IRM. Continue reading
FERMA invites you to become part of its growing online community which is already 5000 strong and growing (3033 followers on Twitter and more than 2400 members on LinkedIn).
Via its blog, Twitter, Youtube and Slideshare, FERMA regularly publishes news, insights, interviews and research. Additionally, the FERMA Risk Talk LinkedIn group provides a platform for risk managers to share their experience and expertise, exchange ideas and opinions, and look for advice, solutions and recommendations that were once out of reach. Continue reading
The FERMA general assembly on 26 June elected four directors to join the board for 2014-2017 and one new substitute They are:
- Anna Korbut, vice president of the Russian risk management association RusRisk,
- Carl Leeman of the Belgian association BELRIM;
- Cristina Martinez from the Spanish association IGREA; and
- Helle Friberg from the Danish association DARIM;
The board substitute is the president of Poland’s POLRISK, Slawomir Pijanowski.
Fady Khawam, senior enterprise risk manager for ABYAT Megastore Co. (www.abyatonline.com) , the largest retail store group in the Middle East, has been accepted as an individual member of FERMA and will attend the FERMA Seminar in Brussels in October. ABYAT, which sells all types of building materials, fittings and home furnishings from large stores in Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, is now planning to expand into the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Europe and elsewhere. It is this expansion into Europe that encouraged Fady to apply for membership of FERMA. Continue reading
Airmic and AGERS have taken the initiative on global programmes. At its annual conference in June, Airmic unveiled Insight Risk Manager, the first compliance database designed specifically for risk managers. Created in partnership with Axco, the supplier of global insurance market information with the support of leading brokers, Insight Risk Manager currently covers regulations in 30 countries representing 93 per cent of the world’s property-casualty insurance premiums. Continue reading
The President of AMRAE Gilbert Canaméras used the occasion of the association’s Day of the Commissions in June to announce AMRAE’s new visual identity and a new publication, Atout Risk Manager.
In its 20 years, AMRAE has greatly evolved and diversified. Its structure and organisation have followed these developments. The association, therefore, wanted its visual identity to reflect “the vigour, dynamism and capacity of the risk management of tomorrow.” Continue reading