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. 52, No. 5, May

A New Prescription
Over the past six years, RIMS members have descended upon Washington, D.C. for their annual lobbying event, RIMS on the Hill. Armed with a laundry list of issues ranging from tort reform to an optional federal charter, ergonomic standards to the Terrorism...
A Temporary Home
In times of disaster, business downtime can often be more costly to a company than the physical damage of the catastrophe itself. With this in mind, companies need to make sure they have an alternative if their main facility becomes unavailable due...
A Temporary Home
In times of disaster, business downtime can often be more costly to a company than the physical damage of the catastrophe itself. With this in mind, companies need to make sure they have an alternative if their main facility becomes unavailable due to...
At-Risk Terminations: Protecting Employees, Preventing Disaster
Workplace violence costs to American businesses have risen dramatically over recent years, from $4.2 billion in 1992 to an estimated $121 billion in 2002. At the same time, companies are turning a blind eye to workplace violence prevention policies...
Catastrophe Modeling Roundtable
PARTICIPANTS: Howard Kunreuther Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Patricia Grossi, P.E., Ph.D. Manager, Technical Marketing Risk Management Solutions, Inc....
Crime Scene Liability
When a crime occurs on your property, who is responsible?November 24, 2002: a night of socializing fun at a party for teenagers turned into tragedy when a fatal shooting erupted at the event. Hundreds of youths were attending a dance at the Troostwood...
Crime Scene Liability: When a Crime Occurs on Your Property, Who Is Responsible?
November 24, 2002: a night of socializing fun at a party for teenagers turned into tragedy when a fatal shooting erupted at the event. Hundreds of youths were attending a dance at the Troostwood Banquet Hall in Kansas City, Missouri when Yntrell Duley...
Data Security in Crisis
Recent data security breaches and the proliferation of phishing and pharming schemes, in which thieves use phony websites to trick people into giving up personal data, have underscored the vulnerability of the personal information of many Americans,...
Datebook
The Captive ChoiceMay 11 -12; DallasMay18-19;Orlando, FLThis International Risk Management Institute seminar will educate attendees about when and why captive insurance programs are used, the key differences between the various alternative captive approaches...
For the Love of Chocolate
This issue marks the departure of our art director, Cate Behringer, as she pursues a freelance career. In this, I wish her all the best. She leaves us after 10 years with the magazine, laying it out, determining the graphic direction for each feature,...
Have We Missed the Boat?
In recent years, there has been significant discussion of the evolution of risk management into enterprise risk management (ERM). Many believe that risk and insurance managers will not drive ERM and that it will be more likely that a chief risk officer...
Sticky Situation for Teflon Maker
Amid fears of its toxic potential, a chemical used to make Teflon has increasingly become a thorn in the side of DuPont Co., the second-largest chemical maker in the United States. The chemical, perfluorooctanoate, or PFOA, is not actually an ingredient...
The Benefits of Post-Crisis Counseling
When three Oklahoma City firefighters died in a 1989 flash fire, the entire department was devastated emotionally. Lacking a crisis team, the department gratefully accepted crisis management services donated by counselors from the Shreveport, Louisiana...
The Disaster Survival Process
If intricate webs of suppliers, operations and markets are the life's blood of companies in today's global economy, then natural and man-made disasters are their heart attacks, striking suddenly and with potentially devastating results. For risk managers,...
The Impossible Question
As a risk manager, I invariably find myself in situations where I am asked the one question that I anticipate with no small amount of fear and trembling: "So, what exactly does a risk manager do?" In earlier times, I would begin to explain risk...
Transferring Catastrophe Risk Management Knowledge
The devastating tsunami of 2004 and the September 11 terrorist attacks show how impossible it can be to accurately predict catastrophes. It is possible, however, to bring best practice strategies to understanding, modeling, assessing and managing catastrophic...
What Makes an Exceptional Risk Manager?
As firms in the financial services arena better understand the significant risks they face, any are deciding to build or grow their risk management teams. Coupled with the explosive growth of economies in Asia, this trend is expected to continue for...
Writing for RM
Some of you may have noticed in recent issues that there are a lot of consultants, insurance executives and attorneys writing our features. There is nothing wrong with this--these folks are producing some really great stories. But what would be even...
Writing for RM
Some of you may have noticed in recent issues that there are a lot of consultants, insurance executives and attorneys writing our features. There is nothing wrong with this-these folks are producing some really great stories. But what would be even greater...

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