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The myths that hold risk managers back from making a difference at the top table

“I look after strategic risk and you look after operational risk”. When you place risk management into categories, you stop performing ERM and prevent yourself from helping the board make risk-intelligent decisions. Here’s Sarah Gordon’s (chief executive of Satarla) take on #ChangingRisk and influencing decision-making

Ransomware

Ransomware attacks on cities are rising – authorities must stop paying out

A ransomware campaign that targeted 23 US cities across Texas has raised serious concerns about the vulnerability of local governments and public services to cyber-attacks, writes David S. Wall, professor of Criminology, University of Leeds

Training

How to build and lead effective risk workshops

From the five-point plan to the elevator pitch, Sara Benwell gets the essential tips on how to build engagement through risk workshops from risk expert and founder of GOAT Risk Solutions, Danny Wong

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#ChangingRisk at GVNW 2019

We set up shop in Munich to discuss what needs to change to help risk management move up the risk maturity curve. Here, four risk managers at this year’s symposium give their impassioned views

Cyber

Cyber experts in short supply, says Bertelsmann

Digitalisation has emerged as a significant theme for discussion at this year’s GVNW symposium in Munich, Germany, as insurance and risk professionals consider the impact on their own corporate markets and on the insurance industry.

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Beyond a one-stop shop

The pitfalls to buying business travel insurance for employees are plenty. But insurers have taken note and are offering blended but robust and bespoke coverage, says Ian Robinson, head of UK personal insurance, AIG

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In tech we must trust

No matter how sophisticated, security technology only keeps people safe if they use it. How do you ensure staff engage with the tech you develop?

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Avoid a tug of war

HR and risk departments may both be seeking to protect employees from conflict overseas, but must beware the conflict among themselves

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Build a security culture

How do you foster threat awareness and guard against complacency among your travelling workforce? We get the lowdown from Tess Baker, director at crisis prevention and response consultancy NYA – AIG’s service partner in crisis management

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The rise of cyber terror

Terrorist groups targeting business and even governments with ransomware and data theft could wreak misery and mayhem. But there are ways to armour up

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The myths that hold risk managers back from making a difference at the top table

2019-09-11T11:59:00+01:00

“I look after strategic risk and you look after operational risk”. When you place risk management into categories, you stop performing ERM and prevent yourself from helping the board make risk-intelligent decisions. Here’s Sarah Gordon’s (chief executive of Satarla) take on #ChangingRisk and influencing decision-making

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#ChangingRisk at GVNW 2019

2019-09-06T06:30:00+01:00

We set up shop in Munich to discuss what needs to change to help risk management move up the risk maturity curve. Here, four risk managers at this year’s symposium give their impassioned views

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Less talk, more action

2019-09-06T06:09:00+01:00

To transform risk management and ensure we are effectively #ChangingRisk, we have to “look in the mirror and ask, what can you do better?” says Alexander Mahnke, president of GVNW and CEO Insurance (Controlling & Finance, Financing) at Siemens

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No limits

2019-09-06T06:02:00+01:00

Ralf Mareczek, vice-president, corporate insurance, Bertelsmann, on #ChangingRisk and thinking creatively to find alternative solutions

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Hunting Black Swans

2019-09-06T06:00:00+01:00

Benedikt Hintze, senior risk and insurance manager, Georgsmarienhütte Holdings shares thoughts on #ChangingRisk and his new book, ‘Insurance Manager Convinces Company Boss’

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Digitising your dinner

With growing awareness of what can go wrong with their food before it reaches their plate, consumers are demanding more. Tracking technology and sensors could provide the answer

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Future of food

Demand for fresh, fast, diverse food options is boosting innovation, but also unseen risks throughout the supply chain. In response comes a new age of insurance

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Can science solve starvation?

The colossal imbalance between global hunger and food waste must be addressed. But opinions vary on the controversial measures that could feed the world

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Intangible risks that break the chain

The way we get food across the globe is growing more complex, bringing unseen vulnerabilities to the supply chain, writes Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ food and agriculture expert Oleksandr Artiushyn

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The Journal

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The Journal: Business interruption

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StrategicRISK and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions launch the second edition of The Journal examining business interruption

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StrategicRISK The Journal: Product recall

2018-12-18T03:40:00+00:00

The first edition of The Journal examines product recall risk.

Risk leaders

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New dimensions in risk

Just before the start of this year’s GVNW symposium, GVNW board member and FERMA’s president-elect spoke to StrategicRISK about how he will aim for the future, with a pinch of digitalisation and an eye to the next generation

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Perception is king

A ‘stuffy’, ‘data-led’, ‘paper-driven’ profession is what some believe risk management to be. But it is a perception far from the truth, and Tim Murray, Airmic’s new chair, is on a mission to let everyone know what risk management really is about. Sara Benwell reports

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The science guy

Smart technology while great for business are also increasing our exposure to cyber risks. But Airbus Defence and Space’s risk manager Philippe Cotelle says it’s not rocket science. His approach to cyber risk is influencing our entire industry. His first lesson? Make the tech guys your new best friends

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Taking the temperature of risk

When Kurt Meyer took the job as head of risk and insurance for the swiss national grid, he had no idea that it would lead him to reshape the conversation around risk management.

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‘We need to be agile in the way we look at risk’

Nor Adila Ismail, the long-serving chief risk officer at Malaysian oil and gas company PETRONAS, has taken an unconventional route to the top. She reveals what she has learned about the risk profession, and offers some advice to newcomers.