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RIMS commits to leadership development
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John R. Phelps, president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc., is on a mission to attract the next generation of risk managers to the profession. He knows that persuading bright, young college graduates to actually want to become risk managers won't be easy. Not because of any inherent flaws in the profession, but because the profession has to communicate its value and sell itself to talented young graduates who, just out of school, consider multiple offers from other firms in the industry, and from employers in other industries outright. More



Managing risk beyond the limits of Excel
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If you want to launch a $1 billion quant hedge fund, you'll need better risk management than Excel. "Increasingly we have found that investors in hedge funds have increased their scrutiny of the systems in operations," said Kirk Wylie, founder and CEO of OpenGamma. Would-be investors are not favorably impressed if it looks as if someone has typed results into a spreadsheet. More

Don't make assumptions about the next generation; invest in it
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Eric G. Kail writes: Depending on where you draw the line, I'm either a very young baby boomer or a very old member of Generation X. These generations hold the majority of executive leadership positions across sectors. In other words, we're in charge. Enter the millennials. This younger set hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with their baby boomer or Gen X colleagues and managers in the workplace. More

What is risk management?
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Risk management. It's a term that gets mentioned a lot. But what does it actually mean? Knowing what risk management is and how it works are two different things. There are a set of processes a risk management specialist must go through in order to establish the risk to a particular business. More

Reduce Your Electrical Safety Risk

AVO® Training Institute, a Megger® subsidiary, celebrates its 50th year keeping people safe from electrical hazards. From equipment application and maintenance procedures to safe work practices, arc flash hazard analysis and engineering services; AVO is the complete one-stop-shop learning center. Our difference is our hands-on approach to safety training. MORE


Analytics help risk managers and TPAs gain insights and achieve efficiencies
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While analytics has begun to augment the work of underwriters, claims professionals and actuaries, it now is helping risk managers and third-party administrators across industries gain insights and achieve new efficiencies. This trend is evident in updated analytics and data-enrich offerings from providers of risk management information systems. More

Privacy is no longer our default working mode
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In an interview with 99U, Yael Cohen, founder of the rapidly-growing charity F Cancer, told OPEN Forum about her efforts in solving an age-old workplace conundrum: How do you balance the privacy of your employees while still encouraging fluid communication? More



Improving signal-to-noise in risk management
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One of the most important responsibilities of the information security professional is to help management make well-informed decisions. Unfortunately, this has been an elusive objective when it comes to risk. Although we're great at identifying control deficiencies, and we can talk all day long about the various threats we face, we have historically had a poor track record when it comes to risk. There are a number of reasons for this, but this article focuses on just one — definition. More

Is your city one of the deadliest for workers?
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According to an infographic from Graphic Products, not all cities in America are created equal when it comes to death rates from occupational injuries. Smaller cities built around a specific industry, for example, are more likely to have dangerous work environments. The infographic, "Deadliest and Safest Cities to Work In," reveals that Midland, Texas, is considered the "most dangerous" city for workers, based on a rate of 85.53 worker fatalities per 100,000. More

Risks rising in the corporate bond market
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Will the markets continue to soak up corporate credit in incredible volume, and at such low borrowing rates for issuers? Many CFOs would like them to. But bond investors and credit-rating agencies are saying that, overall, the creditworthiness of nonfinancial corporations is deteriorating. And even issues from cash-rich companies trading at very tight spreads could become less attractive depending on what companies do with liquidity they have built up. More


 

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