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. 57, No. 2, March

10 Common ERM Challenges
Very few organizations find enterprise risk management implementation easy--it requires a rare combination of organizational consensus, strong executive management and an appreciation for various program sensitivities. Despite the effort required,...
After Haiti
THE FUTURE OF DISASTERSThe horror in Haiti was tragic, but unfortunately all too reminiscent of past images from a decade with one unthinkable disaster after another. In a storybook world, this earthquake would be the final event in a 10-year stretch...
After Haiti: The Future of Disasters
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The horror in Haiti was tragic, but unfortunately all too reminiscent of past images from a decade with one unthinkable disaster after another. In a storybook world, this earthquake would be the final...
Airport Security: Privacy vs. Safety
Since September 11, airline security throughout the United States has increased dramatically. But despite improved measures in everything from border patrol to airport screening, there have still been multiple attempted terrorist attacks aboard both...
An Apple by Any Other Name
After all the usual hype that accompanies an Apple product launch, the iPad is expected to finally go on sale later this month. But before eager consumers place their orders, they might want to double-check that the new Apple tablet computer is what...
Backup Plan
Lessons of CEO Succession Planning From the 2010 BCS Championship GameHad the Texas Longhorns coaching staff envisioned the nightmare scenario of losing their starting quarterback, would that alone have changed the outcome of the game?January 7, 2010,...
Backup Plan: Lessons of CEO Succession Planning from the 2010 BCS Championship Game: Had the Texas Longhorns Coaching Staff Envisioned the Nightmare Scenario of Losing Their Starting Quarterback, Would That Alone Have Changed the Outcome Oft He Game?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] January 7, 2010, 8:30 p.m. Ali eyes of college football fans are on the field of Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, for the biggest college football game of the year. The stage was set for the Texas Longhorns and the...
Compensation Controversy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The fervor surrounding executive compensation heated up once again, as news surfaced that the financial firms that were so instrumental in the economic meltdown and continuing recession shelled out record levels of pay in...
Data Hoarder Intervention
If your company is like most, you have a data problem. Your digital file cabinets are overflowing with customer records, employee files, financial info, trade secrets, emails, regulatory paperwork, account numbers, passwords, health information--and...
Dog Years
They say dogs age seven years for every human year, but that's not entirely true. Dogs reach the human equivalent age of about 25 by the time they are two years old, and that seven-to-one thing kicks in some time later. The size of the breed affects...
D&O Insurance and Executive Pay
As executive compensation issues draw increased scrutiny and place executives and their companies under greater risk, they are becoming more important factors in determining corporate strategies for D&O insurance coverage. One of the most challenging...
Gray Matters
The Employer's Role in Brain Injury RecoveryTraumatic brain injury is no longer the hopeless condition that it once was. With proper care and attention, not only from medical personnel and family members, but from employers as well, patients now have...
Gray Matters: The Employer's Role in Brain Injury Recovery: Traumatic Brain Injury Is No Longer the Hopeless Condition That It Once Was. with Proper Care and Attention, Not Only from Medical Personnel and Family Members, but from Employers as Well, Patients Now Have a Greater Hope for Recovery
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A year ago this month, actress Natasha Richardson died after sustaining what was thought to be a mild brain injury after she slipped on a beginner's ski slope in Canada. By contrast, 43-year-old Thomas Eckel drove into a head-on...
Hindsight
Dow Jones Change During Presidents' First Year in Office Franklin D. Roosevelt 96.5% Harry S. Truman 30.9% Barack Obama 29.5% Lyndon B. Johnson 21.6% George H.W. Bush 19.6% Bill Clinton 19.3% Calvin...
Risk Atlas
U.S. Megadisaster ThreatsOur cover story this month focuses on the destruction '"of Haiti and how better disaster prevention, response and..multi-agency relief coordination^Kne,e'ded both globally and nationally. As we saw with Hurricane Katrina, it...
The Doomsday Clock
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In January, the world became safer. At least rhetorically. The infamous Doomsday Clock was rolled back one more minute away from midnight by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, meaning that the planet is now six minutes from...
The Link between CT Scans and Cancer
Sir Godfrey Hounsfield of England invented the CT, or computerized tomography, scan in 1967 and unveiled it to the world in 1972. Meanwhile, Allan McLeod Cormack of Tufts University independently invented a similar process around the same time and...
U.S. Megadisaster Threats
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Our cover story this month focuses on the destruction of Haiti and how better disaster prevention, response and multi-agency relief coordination is needed both globally and nationally. As we saw with Hurricane Katrina, it...