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Chief Risk Officers (CROs) – Roles and Responsibilities Articles

  • Improving Strategic Risk Management

    Strategic risk management plays a crucial role in the ultimate success of an organization. Addressing the deficiencies in strategic risk management helps focus the business plan towards a perspective of…

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  • Strengthening the Role of the Chief Risk Officer in an Organization

    The role of chief risk officer (CRO) has been put under a microscope to understand methods and key success factors that can enhance the role. Organizations now, more than ever…

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  • Internal Audit’s Role in Risk Management

    Michael Somich, Executive Director of Internal Audit at Duke University, discusses with Dr. Mark Beasley his views about the role internal audit should play within an organization’s ERM process. He shares insights from his experiences of leading the launch of the ERM initiative at Duke University while also serving as the general audit executive.

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  • Chief Risk Officer vs. Risk Committees

    A major stumbling block companies run into when beginning their ERM journey is whether to have one risk champion (CRO) or have a committee that handles risk oversight. Paul Zavolta,…

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  • Allegations of Risk Management Overrides Swirl at JPMorgan Chase

    The turmoil surrounding recent announcements of over $2 billion in trading losses at JPMorgan Chase is now shining a spotlight on risk management failures at the bank. A front-page story…

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  • Responding to Shifting Global Risk Trends

    The experiences associated with natural disasters and political events that occurred in 2011 are have implications for the kinds of risks organizations may need to consider in the near future.…

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  • Compiling and Presenting Interview Data from Risk Interviews

    After conducting 80-90 interviews seeking the identification of major risk exposures facing the company, David Hughes, Assistant VP of ERM and Business Continuity Planning at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)…

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  • Finding the Right Chief Risk Officer

    If management decides to appoint a Chief Risk Officer (CRO), the company should evaluate a variety of factors when conducting a search for the right candidates. A whitepaper issued by…

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  • Five Secrets to Achieve Effective Risk Management

    A whitepaper published by Protiviti introduces five secrets to help organizations build risk management as an effective and strategic contributor to the success of their business. With the deployment of…

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  • Intensifying Dialogue on Risk and Strategy: A Banking Perspective

    Technologies, products, and institutions are constantly becoming more complex, which ultimately increases the risks that organizations face. During recent economic crisis, the banking industry has experienced this first-hand. This white…

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  • Guidelines for Effective Risk Oversight

    The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) recently released Guidelines, designed to assess institutional investors in their evaluation of the board of directors’ effectiveness in risk oversight in organizations across the…

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  • Report on the Current State of Enterprise Risk Oversight: 2nd Edition

    This second edition report from the ERM Initiative at NC State University and the AICPA provides insight on how boards and senior management teams are responding the challenges of risk…

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  • Risk Intelligent Governance: A Practical Guide for Boards

    A recent whitepaper issued by Deloitte LLP provides practical guidance for boards of directors to follow when enabling and executing “risk intelligent” governance. This whitepaper provides approaches to create value…

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  • Chief Risk Officers: Emerging Trends

    The position of Chief Risk Officer is becoming more prominent in many industries and will likely change the skills and behavior of current risk managers. Some believe that risk managers…

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  • Global Risk Management Survey

    Risk management today is becoming increasingly important to the marketplace because of the financial instabilities felt by all. This turbulent atmosphere in the marketplace since the early part of 2008…

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  • Role of Risk Managers and Continuity Planning

    Risk management executives have come to the realization that a cohesive corporate risk management strategy is needed in their companies. They are becoming more involved with business continuity planning and helping with preparedness, mitigation, and recovery for operations.

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  • The Changing Role of the Finance Organization

    Today’s focus on the rapid embrace of globalization initiatives has substantially increased the complexity and pace of change that risk executives face. Dealing with the volume and complexities of these…

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  • Risk Managers Should Have Been Better Prepared

    A risk manager at a large global bank explains how he did not expect the economy to take a turn for the worse. Since the economy was doing so well,…

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  • Risk Manager Trepidation

    Even though some risks may involve unpredictable natural disasters, managers need to implement plans to reduce the impact such an event(s) would have on their business. Risk managers should implement and maintain successful enterprise risk management plans to give them confidence in the management of unpredictable risks.

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  • ERM Progress

    Internal Auditor recently published an article titled, Moving Forward with ERM, to provide news on recent developments in ERM and the increasingly important role that chief risk officers (CROs) play…

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