Integrated risk management and the role of the risk manager

Submitted on 7th September 2017

Although the transferring of a firm’s pure risk historically has been conducted through the insurance and reinsurance markets, risk managers of large corporations are reportedly becoming more sophisticated with regard to their risk financing strategies. This increased sophistication has come in the form of greater use of techniques such as captives, finite risk insurance, financial reinsurance, and risk retention groups. The purpose of this study is to assess the characteristics and extent of integrated risk management. Using survey data, we evaluate several aspects of risk management integration, including (1) the extent to which risk managers are involved in managing both pure and financial risks facing their firms, (2) the nonoperational types of risks handled by risk managers and the techniques being used to handle a broader set of risks, and (3) the effect that factors such as the size of the firm, the firm’s industry, and the background and training of the risk manager has on participation in integrated risk management activities

Risk Management and Insurance Review
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19 pages
L. Lee Colquitt, Robert E. Hoyt, Ryan B. Lee
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