Risk Management

Founded in January of 1954, Risk Management is a monthly magazine that features news and industry analysis for corporate risk managers. The magazine has a circulation of 16,000 readers and is published by the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. Morgan O'Rourke is Editor-in-Chief. Jared Wade is Editor. Bill Coffin is Publisher/Editorial Director.

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 9, September

A Broader Vision: Strategic Risk Management
As companies attempt to address an ever-expanding variety of financial and operational threats to their balance sheets, today's complex and competitive business climate increases the probability (and consequences) of being wrong. In the face of these...
Business Ethics on the Web
According to a recent survey, four in 10 employees say they are aware of ethical or legal violations such as sexual harassment, lying, conflicts of interest, stealing and discrimination taking place at their company in the last two years. And the...
Business Ethics: Setting the Right Course
A sophisticated arsenal of tools enables risk managers to predict, model and protect against such hazards as natural disasters, currency fluctuations, interest rate shifts, plant accidents, products . liability litigation and others. But increasingly,...
By the Numbers: Statistics and Employment Litigation
If you're an executive, chances are you can attest firsthand to the ongoing rise in employment litigation. A number of court rulings have reshaped the definition of discrimination, widening the reach of the equal employment opportunity laws. At the...
Editors Prerogative
IN OUR ANNUAL BOARDROOM EDITION, we take a look at risk from a strategic as well as a tactical perspective. This month's features examine how the distinctions between risk management, financial management and business management are consistently being...
Enterprise Risk Management: Pulling It Together
The concept of risk management has changed dramatically over the past several years. A number of buzzwords such as "enterprise," "holistic," "strategic" and "integrated" have emerged to describe a philosophy for quantifying and managing the full spectrum...
Focus on Risk: The Five Executive Profiled Here May Represent Different Industries, but They Share the View That Managing Risk Is a Priority - at All Levels
George Keller is president and CEO of Winterthur International America Insurance Co., an industrial insurer that offers financial products and services to large multinationals worldwide in industries that include high-tech electronics, chemicals and...
Get Smart about Big Risks
Today's companies excel at managing business-as-usual risks. This success is manifest in numerous examples: financial institutions use derivatives to cope with the uncertainties of securities markets, commodity prices and interest rates; risk managers...
Pulling It Together
The concept of risk management has changed dramatically over the past several years. A number of buzzwords such as "enterprise," "holistic," "strategic" and "integrated" have emerged to describe a philosophy for quantifying and managing the full spectrum...
Recent Developments in Securities Litigation: The Battlefield Circa 1998
Two years ago, the repeat players in the world of shareholder class action litigation--plaintiffs' and defendants' lawyers, along with D&O carriers and their coverage counsel--consulted fortune tellers (or worse, each other) to foresee how the...
RIMS Targets Workplace Violence
Numerous surveys confirm the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' report on the rising number of violent incidents in the workplace, including homicides, aggravated and other assaults, threats, coercion, all forms of harassment and other acts that create...
Setting the Right Course: Business Ethics
A sophisticated arsenal of tools enables risk managers to predict, model and protect against such hazards as natural disasters, currency fluctuations, interest rate shifts, plant accidents, products liability litigation and others. But increasingly,...
The Best Fit: Effective Merger Implementation
Only a few years ago it was common to hear certain firms described as "too big to be acquired." Like they say: That was then, this is now. Today, every institution, regardless of its size, is a potential merger partner. And as increasingly complex...
The Essence of Risk Management
What, in essence, is risk management? In this essay I submit the following definition in answer to that question. Risk management is the outward expression of a drive innate in living beings and groups (from bacteria, insects and wolves to people,...