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Risk Management & Boards Articles

  • Internal Audit and Risk Oversight

    The Institute of Internal Auditors recently issued two new practice advisories related to risk management. The first practice advisory, titled “Using the Risk Management Process in Internal Audit Planning”, deals...

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  • Walker Review on Corporate Governance in the UK Banking Industry

    Governance failures contributed materially to the excessive risk taking leading to the financial crisis, and improved governance is key to decreasing the chance of these events recurring. The Walker Review...

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  • Shifting of Internal Audit Strategy and Focus

    Findings from a survey and roundtable of internal audit executives, service providers, and regulators show that internal audit is changing its risk priorities and audit coverage in response to changing...

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  • How Risk Management Is Changing in Response to the Economic Crisis

    The economic crisis is changing the risk management landscape in various ways. The government bailouts enacted in response to the economic crisis will have many effects, with the greatest potential...

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  • Getting Executive Compensation Right

    Executive compensation systems are often criticized for rewarding the wrong things, ignoring shareholder objections, focusing on short-term results, and being too opaque. Finding the appropriate level and type of compensation...

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  • Culture of Candor

    Performance of leaders is increasingly being measured based on the extent to which they create economically, ethically, and socially sustainable organizations. Increased transparency is an important step for leaders making...

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  • Increasing Oversight by Audit Committees

    Audit committees are responding to the recent financial crisis by refocusing and increasing their oversight efforts. Committees report a renewed focus on the “basics” of oversight that include better education...

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  • Risk Culture of Companies

    Risk culture is an area of risk management that has become a recent focus for many boards. Risk culture is the system of values and behaviors present in an organization...

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  • Effects of Economic Crisis on Corporate Governance

    The economic crisis is impacting the future of corporate governance. With boards being one of the players blamed for the crisis, their roles are shifting and growing in importance, with...

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  • Audit Committee Member Survey

    The 4th Annual Public Company Audit Committee Member Survey was sponsored by KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Between November 2008 and February 2009, 280 audit...

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  • Key Areas of Concern in Corporate Governance

    Strong corporate governance is essential for boards as they are positioned to lead the way in implementing measures that contribute to economic growth and sustainability. There are four areas of...

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  • Boards Emphasize Risk Management to Survive Current Economic Crisis

    KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute hosted a national conference with the goal of discussing the current challenges, practices and priorities facing audit committees and boards. Among the results, the professionals...

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  • Improving Board Risk Oversight

    This report discusses how a person’s perceptions shape their views of risk. Because of varying views of risk, boards are prone to different interpretations of its responsibilities for risk...

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  • Improving Board Risk Oversight

    The spotlight has turned to boards and the result is boards are trying to assess how they should strengthen their own processes to enhance their effectiveness in risk oversight. While...

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  • The Audit Committee Journey: Charting Gains, Gaps, and Oversight Priorities

    This report by KPMG, LLP describes insights from audit committee members of public companies regarding audit committee priorities and processes. The data come from the 2007-2008 Public Company Audit Committee...

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  • Board-Level Risk Committees

    Traditionally, senior risk executives have managed risk at the operational level of organizations. Boards have had general oversight responsibilities for risk, with audit or finance committees taking on more specific...

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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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  • ERM: The Importance of Senior Management Buy-In and Leadership

    The Midwest Audit Committee Network met to discuss effective ways for boards and audit committees to oversee enterprise-wide risk management. The network is a group of audit committee chairs drawn...

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  • Audit Committee Oversight of Enterprise Risk Management

    The emphasis the SEC and Standard and Poor’s have placed on risk management processes has led many companies to increase the oversight responsibility for risk management placed on the...

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  • Audit Committee Involvement in Risk Oversight

    Many boards of directors are directing executive management to embrace enterprise risk management (ERM) to develop a stronger top-down holistic view of risks affecting the enterprise. In most cases, the...

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