What competencies should risk managers outside of banks and insurance companies really have?

Originally written for RM GURU and posted on  http://riskmanagementguru.com/competencies-risk-managers-non-financial-companies-really.html/ Here is also a short video summary of the article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqmnycKZwgg A while back I saw some discussions about competencies that risk managers should have. Some people talked about empathy and emotional intellect, others about strong communication skills and networking. And I though to myself, what a…… Continue reading What competencies should risk managers outside of banks and insurance companies really have?

Risk Management Could Be a Powerful Tool, But it Just isn’t (part 4)

In the final of a four-part series, Alex Sidorenko, founder and CEO of Risk-Academy, explains how to integrate risk management into core processes. If there is one thing I learned in my previous role as Head of Risk at a multibillion-dollar sovereign investment fund, risk management is not about managing risks. It’s about helping management…… Continue reading Risk Management Could Be a Powerful Tool, But it Just isn’t (part 4)

Risk Management Could Be a Powerful Tool, But it Just isn’t (part 3)

In the third of a four-part series, Alex Sidorenko, founder and CEO of Risk-Academy, explains how risk management is disconnected from decision making. If there is one thing I learned in my previous role as Head of Risk at a multibillion-dollar sovereign investment fund, risk management is not about managing risks. It’s about helping management…… Continue reading Risk Management Could Be a Powerful Tool, But it Just isn’t (part 3)

Risk Management Could Be a Powerful Tool, But it Just isn’t (part 2)

In the second of a four-part series, Alex Sidorenko, founder and CEO of Risk-Academy, explains how the key to managing corporate risks is often through dealing with the individual risks of decision-makers first. If there is one thing I learned in my previous role as Head of Risk at a multibillion-dollar sovereign investment fund, risk…… Continue reading Risk Management Could Be a Powerful Tool, But it Just isn’t (part 2)

3 fatal mistakes corporate risk managers make (part 2)

A while back I wrote an article about 3 fatal mistakes risk consultants make https://riskacademy.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/3-fatal-mistakes-most-risk-consultants-make. It made quite an impact and was republished in Australia, Canada, Singapore and Europe with dozens of thousands of views. I feel it’s only fair to write a follow up article about the 3 more mistakes that risk managers themselves…… Continue reading 3 fatal mistakes corporate risk managers make (part 2)

3 fatal mistakes corporate risk managers still make (part 1)

A while back I wrote an article about 3 fatal mistakes risk consultants make https://riskacademy.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/3-fatal-mistakes-most-risk-consultants-make. It made quite an impact and was republished in Australia, Canada, Singapore and Europe with dozens of thousands of views. I feel it’s only fair to write a follow up article about the 3 more mistakes that risk managers themselves make.…… Continue reading 3 fatal mistakes corporate risk managers still make (part 1)

What is risk based decision making?

Alex Sidorenko from RISK-ACADEMY talks about his views on risk-based decision making, why it’s harder than we think and not natural for people in the workplace. Alex also talks about the role of the risk manager to help embed risk based decision making.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkMX0ASgj4   DOWNLOAD THE FREE RISK MANAGEMENT BOOK: https://www.risk-academy.ru/en/download/risk-management-book/ Watch more…… Continue reading What is risk based decision making?