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ERM Frameworks and Fundamentals Articles

  • Keeping ERM implementation Simple

    ERM has gained increasing attention in the current economic environment. Investors, regulators and chief officers alike look to managing enterprise-wide risks as a magic bullet to rebuild trust and prevent...

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  • Contrasting Old and New Models of Risk Management

    This article details the growing importance of ERM and contrasts ERM with old models for risk management to illustrate how ERM, if positioned correctly, can add value to companies today....

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  • Standard & Poor’s Applies ERM Analysis to Ratings

    Beginning in the third quarter of 2008, Standard and Poor’s will incorporate Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) into discussions at regularly scheduled credit review meetings. The discussions of ERM will focus...

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  • Risk Appetite:  A multifaceted approach to risk management

    Articulating an organization’s risk appetite continues to be a difficult undertaking, with many organizations failing to connect their risk appetite to strategy and capital allocation. A recent IBM thought...

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  • Overview of S&P Proposed ERM Evaluation

    Standard & Poor's proposed expansion of ERM program evaluation to the nonfinancial sector has the potential to significantly affect the credit ratings process for firms in the seventeen industry sectors to...

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  • Assess the Risks – Key Strategies for Overseeing Derivatives

    In recent years the use of derivatives by mutual funds has soared. Yet, there has been little guidance offered to boards on the oversight roles when it comes to derivatives. ...

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  • Enterprise Risk Management: The Full Picture

    An Aon Global Risk Consulting survey conducted among 103 organizations in July 2007 aimed at supporting global organizations in developing enterprise risk management (ERM) strategies throughout various organizational cultures and utilizing sufficient...

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  • Standard & Poor’s Releases a Request for Comment on ERM

    On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, S&P issued a request for comment on their proposal to include an assessment of corporate enterprise risk management practices as a key component of their overall...

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  • Looking to the Future with ERM

    The article focuses on the increasing number of disasters we have faced in recent years and the use of enterprise risk management (ERM) to prepare businesses for such problems. Because...

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  • Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management Execution

    The Institute of Management Accountants has issued a new document that summarizes tools and techniques used by businesses that have effectively implemented an ERM program. After identifying risks, businesses should...

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  • ERM at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

    This is an examination of an implementation of an ERM discipline in one of the Federal Reserve Banks. It demonstrates a possible model where financial performance targets are not the...

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  • Managing Reputation Risk

    Reputation is very important to most organizations, yet many companies do a poor job of managing risks to their reputation. Too often, companies focus their energy on addressing threats to...

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  • Survey by KPMG- ERM in the US

    A survey published by KPMG titled, Enterprise Risk Management in the United States, reflects senior executive perspectives about risk management practices and on-going efforts to successfully implement and monitor ERM...

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  • Enterprise Risk Management:  Frameworks, Elements, and Integration

    The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has issued a new document that emphasizes the importance of understanding and managing risks in today’s complex business environment. Topics covered in the...

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  • RIMS ERM Maturity Model

    The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) has recently introduced its Risk Maturity Model (RMM) to help organizations better utilize Enterprise Risk Management. The RIMS Risk Maturity Model can be...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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