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. 43, No. 9, September

Confronting a Growing Concern: The Risk of Undervaluation
The HPR (Highly Protected Risk) market is based on the premise that taking precautionary engineering measures could limit the size and frequency of losses. For a century since this product's inception, this assumption has held up, according to Gail P....
Confronting the Growing Concern: The Risk of Undervaluation
The HPR (Highly Protected Risk) market is based on the premise that taking precautionary engineering measures could limit the size and frequency of losses. For a century since this product's inception, this assumption has held up, according to Gail P....
Dealing with Disaster: The Recovery in Kobe
On January 17, 1995, the Hyogo-ken Nambu earthquake shook Kobe, Japan, causing a tremendous loss of life and property, including extensive damage to the city's transportation and port infrastructure. The cost to the city was high--5,500 lives, 350,000...
Dealing with Disaster: The Recovery in Kobe
On January 17, 1995, the Hyogo-ken Nambu earthquake shook Kobe, Japan, causing a tremendous loss of life and property, including extensive damage to the city's transportation and port infrastructure. The cost to the city was high-5,500 lives, 350,000...
Disaster Management in an Ocean Resort: Sun, Surf and Evacuation Plans
Of the nearly 40,000 summer visitors who pour into the resort community of Avalon, New Jersey, every year, most aren't prepared for pelting rains or hurricane winds, but local officials are ready. In fact, Avalon has prepared for just about anything...
Don't Overlook the Basics
he most effective approach to managing an organization's earthquake exposures requires examining not only the potential property damage, but also the business interruption effects. And while a lot of firms turn to specialized consultants to evaluate...
Editor's Prerogative
IN RECENT YEARS THE TERM DISASTER HAS triggered thoughts of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and snowstorms. As many risk managers know, the values can be steep, the costs great and the recovery slow. But after the events of this summer, disaster took...
Estabilishing Safe Harbor
How to Develop a Successful Disaster Recovery Program Like all financial institutions, Southwest National Bank of Pennsylvania needs to maintain its data processing and other critical functions around the clock. To eliminate disruptions .(or reduce their...
Establishing Safe Harbor: How to Develop a Successful Disaster Recovery Program
Like all financial institutions, Southwest National Bank of Pennsylvania needs to maintain its data processing and other critical functions around the clock. To eliminate disruptions (or reduce their severity), Southwest decided in late 1987 to develop...
Executive Forum
THE DEBATE REGARDING THE ROLE OF THE risk manager within an organization may not have a simple conclusion. So many questions must be pondered: Should the risk manager be involved in aspects of risk outside of the traditional fortuitous losses? Is risk...
Finding Faults: How to Protect against Earthquakes
In an earthquake insurance market characterized by rising capacity and falling premiums in some countries--and decreasing capacity and increasing premiums in others--a growing number of organizations are adopting a holistic approach to managing earthquake...
Getting People Involved
Regardless of which part of an organization assumes responsibility for coordinating a disaster management plan, it's important for all functions to work together in designing and testing the recovery effort. Judith Johnston, manager of security and disaster...
If You Want to Learn about Risk Management, Stay on Dry Land
The usual risk management rules aimed at reducing the number and size of disasters don't seem to apply in the commodity-driven London marine market. A close inspection of the way the w o r I d ' s shipowners and marine insurance markets function is enough...
Lead Hazards & Abatement Technologies in Construction: A Risk Management Approach
Lead hazards, prevalent in most commercial, industrial and residential settings as well as throughout the public infrastructure, pose potentially serious heaLth and environmental risks to company personnel and visitors. Companies that have identified...
Lead Hazards and Abatement Technologies in Construction: A Risk Management Approach
Lead hazards, prevalent in most commercial, industrial and residential settings as well as throughout the public infrastructure, pose potentially serious health and environmental risks to company personnel and visitors. Companies that have identified...
Managed Care 1996: A Continuing Revolution
The arrival of managed care has revolutionized the delivery of health care in the United States. Today, seven in 10 workers are covered by some type of managed care plan. Created in response to demands from employers--who pay more than 80 percent of...
Online Disaster Management Resources
The Internet provides a bottomless reservoir of information and resources for preventing or responding to natural, technological and manmade disasters. In fact, a recent Web search of the word "disaster" yielded more than 59,000 sources, including scientific,...
Online Disaster Management Resources: Doom and Gloom on the Internet
The Internet provides a bottomless reservoir of information and resources for preventing or responding to natural, technological and manmade disasters. In fact, a recent Web search of the word "disaster" yielded more than 59,000 sources, including scientific,...
Planning to Survive
Disaster Management Reaches Mid-Size Firms Middle market firms have rarely given disaster planning much thought in the past, but Hurricane Andrew, the Northridge earthquake and the Midwest floods have changed that attitude. Traditional assumptions that...
Planning to Survive; Disaster Management Reaches Mid-Size Firms
Middle market firms have rarely given disaster planning much thought in the past, but Hurricane Andrew, the Northridge earthquake and the Midwest floods have changed that attitude. Traditional assumptions that the chances of a catastrophe striking are...
Safeguarding Your Company's Records
RISK MANAGERS KNOW THAT A COMPREHENSIVE RECOVERY plan can facilitate successful restoration of business in the event of a disruptive incident or disaster. However, as you review the programs that protect your organization's equipment, facilities and...
Salvage Vehicles: Hunks of Junk or Undervalued Assets?
Overseeing the sale or repair of wrecked vehicles may not be a primary concern for most risk managers. But whether a company has a large delivery truck fleet or several small cars used by salespeople, there is a risk of accident and potential loss to...
Stay on Dry Land; If You Want to Learn about Risk Management
A close inspection of the way the world's shipowners and marine insurance markets function is enough to destroy even the most passionate faith in risk management. Virtually nobody involved in this unique world, whether shipowner, cargo owner, marine...
Sun, Surf and Evacuation Plans: Disaster Management in an Ocean resort(New Jersey Resort Informs, Integrates, Community)
Of the nearly 40,000 summer visitors who pour into the resort community of Avalon, New Jersey, every year, most aren't prepared for pelting rains or hurricane winds, but local officials are ready. In fact, Avalon has prepared for just about anything...
The IRS Issues Advice on Cascading Excise Tax
Recently, the Internal Revenue Service published Letter Ruling 9621001 in which it provided technical advice that premiums paid by one foreign insurer to another with respect to a U.S. risk are subject to the 1,percent excise tax on reinsurance under...
Zurich Kemper Investments, Inc.: Chicago Flood Recovery
At 6 a.m. on April 13, 1992, Robert Wetherald, first vice president of facilities management and office services for Zurich Kemper Investments, Inc., received an emergency call informing him that there was a major leak in the tunnel that ran underneath...
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