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Risk management is prioritised as never before – some weaknesses remain

Buffeted by global competition and the continuing aftermath of the financial crisis, European companies are prioritising risk management as never before, although some weaknesses remain.

These findings come from research on risk management leadership conducted with risk managers from the Federation of European Risk Management (FERMA) and the public sector associations PRIMO by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services sponsored by insurer Zurich. Continue reading


Making risk management a source of value

One gauge of how successful a company is at creating a risk management culture is the extent to which risk management within the company is regarded as something positive, an added value, or whether it is seen, at best, simply as non-negative. Creating that internal culture can be challenging. Continue reading


Research and webinar series concludes

Environmental risk management was the subject of the third and final webinar in a series hosted by FERMA in collaboration with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, Zurich and the public sector risk management association PRIMO. Continue reading


Environmental Risk Management REPORT AVAILABLE NOW

The complimentary webinar hosted by Zurich, the Federation of European Risk Managers (FERMA), PRIMO and the Harvard Business Review on Environmental Risk Management will be held on June 26th, 2013 from 15:00 to 16:00 CEST Continue reading


Environmental risks – Webinar

The results of a survey on environment risks among members of FERMA and the European public sector risk management association PRIMO will be among the topics presented to an expert webinar on Wednesday 26 June. All FERMA members are invited to take part. Details will be available on the FERMA website and via FERMA’s social media.
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Leading risk culture change

A webinar on Leading the Risk Culture Change, the second of the three topics tackled by the four partners, took place on 15 May. Continue reading


Leadership in Risk Management

Join a panel of 3 eminent speakers (Paul Walker, Professor at St John’s University, Linda Conrad, Director of Strategic Business Risk at Zurich and Johan Willaert, Board Member of FERMA ) who will present the risk management culture in operations, strategy, and the board as well as the results of the survey conducted in January-February 2013 during the one hour and a half webinar. Continue reading


Meeting the cyber risk challenge

It’s not too late to listen to FERMA board member Julia Graham and other industry experts in the webinar on the cyber risk challenge jointly hosted by FERMA, Zurich Insurance and the Harvard Business Review and hear an exclusive presentation of the key findings from the pan-European security and privacy survey conducted by Zurich and Harvard Business Review with FERMA. Continue reading


Meeting the Cyber Risk Challenge

Information security and privacy have become significant areas of concern over the past three years for global executives, who are all too aware that the security and integrity of customer, client and internal data are vulnerable to attack. Commitment to security awareness, initiatives, and processes is rapidly becoming an important part of the corporate culture at the vast majority of companies, because leaders know that cyber security is fundamental to how they conduct business and manage their business relationships. Yet in a recent survey of risk managers in Europe, many companies believe they still face significant challenges. Continue reading


FERMA seeks answers on management of cyber risks

Cyber risks are continuously evolving as technology advances and our dependence on IT growth. Tackling such a rapidly moving target is a challenge for organisations and doesn’t necessarily fit within the existing structure of enterprise risk management.What is the role for the enterprise risk manager when the IT department has responsibility for cyber risks and even has a specialist IT risk manager? Will the manager of insurable risks be put in an awkward position because coverage is simply not easy to find or insurers are wary about the exposures? Continue reading