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 September

A Broader Vision Strategic Risk Management
Kay Rahardjo and Mary Ann Dowling 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...
Business Ethics on the Web
STEPHANIE SCHROEDER 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 talking place at their company in the last...
Business Ethics: SETTING THE RIGHT COURSE
Mary C. Gentile 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...
By the Numbers Statistics and Employment Litigation
DR. HARRIET ZELLNER 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...
Focus on Risk
PAUL FELDMAN 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,...
GET SMART ABOUT Big Risks
DAVID MATHESON AND JIM MATHESON 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...
Pulling It Together
Andrew Berry and Julian Phillips 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...
Recent Development in Securities Litigation
Boris Feldman 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...
RIMS Targets Workplace Violence
RUTH A. UNKS 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...
The Best Fit Effective Merger Implementation
FORREST L. (BUD) WARD AND ROBERT ROSSETTIE 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...
The Essence of Risk Management
DOUGLAS BARLOW 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...

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