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Enterprise Risk Management Basics Articles

  • Managing the Unexpected

    The Quarterly Journal of the EDS Agility Alliance recently published an article titled, Unwelcome Surprises, that discusses the dangers that can evolve from having a decentralized business structure that does...

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  • ERM:  Building on Section 404

    Companies can gain a competitive edge from the close monitoring of all risks that comes from fully implemented ERM processes. Initial compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act can benefit...

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  • Functioning Jointly:  ERM and Balanced Scorecards

    The article titled Working Hand in Hand: Balanced Scorecards and Enterprise Risk Management brings together the benefits and rationale for looking at ERM and balanced scorecards jointly. Not only can...

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  • Risk Management Quantification

    Existing enterprise risk management frameworks focus on qualitative aspects leaving room for development of a more quantitative framework. Actuarial and mathematical models could provide a more quantitative framework to provide...

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  • Enterprise Risk Management Quantification – An Opportunity

    Enterprise Risk Management has been getting increased attention in recent years, however much of the focus has been on the qualitative aspects of framework with little focus on the quantitative...

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  • ERM Guide:  Frequently Asked Questions

    Protiviti has provided an Enterprise Risk Management Guide that addresses the fundamentals of managing risks as well as frequent questions about implementation and the value that can be achieved with...

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  • S&P’s Enterprise Risk Management for Financial Institutions: Rating Criteria and Best Practices

    Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services presents Enterprise Risk Management For Financial Institutions: Rating Criteria And Best Practices. This guide presents the latest ratings criteria for assessing the trading risk management...

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  • Turnbull Report

    "Internal Control: Guidance for Directors on the Combined Code (The Turnbull guidance) was first issued in 1999. In 2004, the Financial Reporting Council established the Turnbull Review Group to consider the impact...

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  • Evolution of ERM

    Business professionals have varied personal definitions of enterprise risk management (ERM) based on their limited exposure to the new idea and their specific encounters with its effects given their roles...

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  • Best Practices for Structuring ERM Within the Organization

    In order for the risk management division to function properly, it is essential to structure it properly within the firm. The risk management division should be placed in high stature...

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  • ERM – UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth Group has implemented ERM within the organization to help identify risks and alleviate negative exposures while profiting from positive opportunities. ERM implementation at UnitedHealth Group evolved out of their...

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  • Expanding ERM to Embrace Strategic Risk

    Firms are insured against the usual risks but they are not protected against strategic risks. By using enterprise risk management techniques to identify strategic risks, firms can use countermeasures for...

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  • ERM and Business Continuity

    There is a huge debate over the roles and positioning of risk management and business continuity management within organizations. Some argue one function should be subordinate to the other. The...

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  • Internal Audit’s Role:  Fraud and Reputation Risks

    Now there is more pressure than ever on executive management and internal auditors to mitigate corporate fraud and misconduct. Even though senior management most likely has direct antifraud responsibility, internal...

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  • The Orange Book: Management of Risk – Principles and Concepts

    The original Orange Book was published by the British government in 2001 to promote more robust risk management practices in government sectors. Since 2001, organizations have begun to now have basic risk...

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  • The Australian/New Zealand Risk Standard

    "This Standard provides a generic guide for managing risk. This Standard may be applied to a very wide range of activities, decisions or operations of any public, private or community...

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  • COSO’s “Enterprise Risk Management - Integrated Framework”

    "This Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework expands on internal control, providing a more robust and extensive focus on the broader subject of enterprise risk management. While it is not intended...

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  • COSO’s Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework

    COSO issued Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework in September 2004. This framework was issued to provide companies with key principles and concepts, a common language, and clear direction and guidance regarding...

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  • Outsourcing Decisions:  Taking an ERM Approach

    Before outsourcing a business process or function, it is essential to assess the associated risks from an enterprise-wide risk management perspective. Poorly managed outsourcing decisions may ultimately increase, rather than...

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  • Basel II: International Convergence of Capital Measurement & Capital Standards: A Revised Framework

    "This report presents the outcome of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (“the Committee”) work over recent years to secure international convergence on revisions to supervisory regulations governing the...

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