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The big risks keeping the board awake
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Interest rates, volatile currency markets and changing regulation are the top three things keeping risk managers from their sleep. It's these overwhelmingly "macro" business risks that were cited by risk managers taking part in a recent survey as their big worries. The Risk Frontiers Survey, sponsored by XL Group, polled 75 risk managers in 11 countries. More



Beware nonunion employers: NLRB may knock at your door
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We understand that if none of your employees belongs to a union, you probably don't believe the National Labor Relations Board should have any interest in your organization. Rethink that premise: It's no longer true. Steven M. Bernstein, a partner in Fisher & Phillips' Tampa, Fla., office, explains why. More

Outsmarting the surge
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After Hurricane Sandy hurled the Atlantic at the Northeast coast on Oct. 29 and 30, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo returned from touring a shell-shocked New York City to face reporters. Sandy, a seemingly minor Category 1 hurricane, was a major catastrophe. Thanks to a combination of factors — more people and property in vulnerable coastal areas as well as climate change — we're likely to experience disasters on the scale of Sandy more often in the future. The good news is that there's still time to prepare — if we heed the lessons of the storm. More

Regional conflicts in workers' compensation
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Among the many sessions offered at the 21st Annual National Workers' Compensation and Disability Management Conference & Expo recently was one addressing the regional conflicts in workers' comp. A four-person panel tackled the topic, explaining what it means for businesses today. More

Psychological health and safety in the workplace: A standard is born
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There is a growing awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and increasing calls for government to enact legislation to provide employees with a psychologically safe workplace. One of the most recent developments in this area is a standard prepared by the Canadian Standards Association and the Bureau de normalisation du Québec. More

Shootings remind employers to address domestic violence
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Workplace situations involving domestic violence are fact-intensive, and the liability an employer faces likely will be complex. A Wisconsin case illustrates the point that employees who are victims of domestic violence may hold certain rights under the law. More



What's your TCOR?
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What's your Total Cost of Risk? If you don't know, you need a better connection to your company's risk managers, who measure risk by what can be insured and what it costs to do so. While the measurement of operational risks is still a bit of a puzzle for CSOs, risk managers have used TCOR for ages. More

Why quants should manage your supply chain risk
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In an uncertain and volatile world, risk management — a previously unsexy subject for many managers who created annual updates or reviews of their company's risk management plans — is now a front-burner issue for many. This is especially true in supply chain risk management, although those high-profile, one-off events do not necessarily represent the largest portion of risks that should be addressed regularly by supply chain managers. More

Insurer ING US Files for IPO
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ING U.S. Inc, a unit of Dutch financial services group ING Groep NV, filed to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering as its parent complies with a European Union mandate to split its businesses. ING Groep is splitting its banking and insurance operations as part of a restructuring deal with the European Commission, turning into a smaller Europe-focused bank. More

JPMorgan securities filing sounds alarm on hidden RMBS risk
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Litigation related to various representations and warranties made on mortgage loans tied to JPMorgan Chase RMBS created about $140 billion in potential investor claims, the banking giant said in a recent securities filing. Thomson Reuters sounded the alarm on the mega bank's filing, which comes a few weeks after HousingWire reported that Bank of America doubled its own exposure to unresolved mortgage-buyback risk during the first nine months of the year. More

Getting started in a risk management career
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A question from a student — "Why choose a career in consulting risk management over a corporate risk management position?" — has opened the door for discussion. What are the benefits and risks of a career in risk management? More

Q-and-A with crisis communications expert Richard Levick
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Richard S. Levick, president and CEO of LEVICK, is a leading voice on the most complex communications and reputation management challenges facing corporations, countries and major institutions. In the second of a two-part series, Levick continues a conversation about a CEO's role in reputation management. More


 

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