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. 49, No. 11, November

Corporate Sustainability
At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainability in Johannesburg, South Africa this August, Andrew Savitz, partner of the sustainability services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, was in attendance to discuss his firm's recent survey on the topic,...
Corporate Sustainability. (Global Perspectives)
At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainability in Johannesburg, South Africa this August, Andrew Savitz, partner of the sustainability services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, was in attendance to discuss his firm's recent survey on the topic,...
Correcting Inaccurate Flood Zone Determinations
In 1968, the United States Congress established the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help mitigate disaster relief costs resulting from flood damage. The Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), which is part of the Federal Emergency...
Correcting Inaccurate Flood Zone Determinations. (Rules & Regulations)
In 1968, the United States Congress established the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help mitigate disaster relief costs resulting from flood damage. The Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), which is part of the Federal...
Forecasting Terrorism Losses
In the debate over terrorism insurance availability carriers have claimed that the lack of actuarial backing (i.e., understanding the probabilities of a terrorist attack) prevent them from underwriting these policies. That reasoning may no longer be...
Forecasting Terrorism Losses. (Risk Reporter)
In the debate over terrorism insurance availability carriers have claimed that the lack of actuarial backing (i.e., understanding the probabilities of a terrorist attack) prevent them from underwriting these policies. That reasoning may no longer be...
Getting the Tough Cases Back to Work
As a retail worker, Jeff-not his real name, but a real return-to-work principal-suffered a back injury and did not work for several months. After his doctors cleared him for light work duty, Jeff baffled his case workers by showing up to job interviews...
Getting the Tough Cases Back to Work. (Return to Work)
As a retail worker, Jeff--not his real name, but a real return-to-work principal--suffered a back injury and did not work for several months. After his doctors cleared him for light work duty, Jeff baffled his case workers by showing up to job interviews...
Letters
Nancy Parsons of CDR Assessment Group, Inc. (Re: "The Real Enron Risk: Energy Traders," August 2002) mentions a survey her company conducted that concludes energy traders have similar psychological make-ups to incarcerated felons. Talk about profiling!...
Notes
Last March, three researchers-Chinhui Juhn of the University of Houston and Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel of the University of Chicago-released a paper entitled Current Unemployment, Historically Contemplated. Their analysis found that many individuals...
Notes. (Departments)
Last March, three researchers--Chinhui Juhn of the University of Houston and Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel of the University of Chicago--released a paper entitled Current Unemployment, Historically Contemplated. Their analysis found that many individuals...
Restructing Building Design against Terrorism
When hijacked airlines destroyed the steel-reinforced towers of the World Trade Center, it redefined the structural threats skyscrapers now face. Civil engineers and architects have taken that lesson to heart. Today, they are rethinking how to design...
Restructuring Building Design against Terrorism
When hijacked airlines destroyed the steel-reinforced towers of the World Trade Center, it redefined the structural threats skyscrapers now face. Civil engineers and architects have taken that lesson to heart. Today, they are rethinking how to design...
Selecting a Crisis Management Consultant
There is always someone trying to sell your firm something. When it comes to crisis management planning, how do you determine if you really need help? And how do you pick through the candidates? Finding an advisor for crisis management advice is more...
Selecting a Crisis Management Consultant. (Crisis Management Series)
There is always someone trying to sell your firm something. When it comes to crisis management planning, how do you determine if you really need help? And how do you pick through the candidates? Finding an advisor for crisis management advice is more...
Step Up to the Challenge
Executive Forum As risk management practitioners debate the concepts of enterprisewide risk management and the role of the chief risk officer, perhaps we have overlooked a key element to our profession: the importance of applying the right risk management...
Step Up to the Challenge. (Executive Forum)
As risk management practitioners debate the concepts of enterprisewide risk management and the role of the chief risk officer, perhaps we have over-looked a key element to our profession: the importance of applying the right risk management technique...
Struggles of the Silent Majority
Delayed renewals, reduced binding authority, class underwriting, limits offered below regulatory requirements and other risk transfer tricks are not new phenomena. Everyone with more than a few years of experience in the risk industry has seen the games...
Struggles of the Silent Majority. (End Analysis)
Delayed renewals, reduced binding authority, class underwriting, limits offered below regulatory requirements and other risk transfer tricks are not new phenomena. Everyone with more than a few years of experience in the risk industry has seen the...
The Risk Management Implications of Premises Security
The frequency of lawsuits filed behalf of crime victims who were attacked while on the premises of a commercial entity has increased dramatically since the mid-1980s. Media coverage of violent crime, victims looking for redress through civil litigation...
Trucking Safety: Problems and Progress
There is no question that ensuring safety in the truck driving industry is a challenge. Unlike most job sites where supervisors interact with employees on a regular basis, it is difficult to oversee truckers who spend so much time alone on the road....
When Lightning Strikes
July 10, 1926. Just another day at Picatinny, New Jersey's Lake Denmark Powder Depot until lightning struck within the facility. The bolt detonated adjacent gunpowder magazines, killing nineteen people and propelling debris for miles in all directions....
When Lightning Strikes. (Risk Reporter)
July 10, 1926. Just another day at Picatinny, New Jersey's Lake Denmark Powder Depot until lightning struck within the facility. The bolt detonated adjacent gunpowder magazines, killing nineteen people and propelling debris for miles in all directions....