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kazh
12-18-2007, 10:56 AM
Plenty of ERM work in the insurance industry ahead:
S&P Exec Explains Ratings For ERM Practices New York--NU Online News Service, Dec. 17; 2007
Out of 125 insurers and reinsurers, only 5% fall into the “excellent” category for their enterprise risk management practices, while 84% are “adequate,” according to Standard & Poor’s, New York. ... “We would expect a strong ERM company to have control processes for some of their risk that will actually give them competitive advantage in an adverse situation,” he said.

Such a company “either would not be exposed to as many of the negative events that occur in its industry, or when those events happen, it would “not suffer as large a loss because they have some preparation for that,” Ingram explained.

What trips up many companies is the ability to do strategic risk management, or overall risk-reward tradeoff. This is something that in the insurance industry “is only practiced by a small fraction,” Ingram said.
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Examples of “excellent” ERM companies include Genworth, Manulife and USAA, he said. ...He said that one company, Manulife, had a strong ERM program that was instrumental in moving the company to a Triple-A rating last year.
http://www.lifeandhealthinsurancenews.com/cms/nulh/Breaking%20News/2007/12/17-sandp-cm?origin=Life%20Insurance

triplea
12-19-2007, 10:22 AM
S&P Exec Explains Ratings For ERM Practices New York--NU Online News Service, Dec. 17; 2007
Out of 125 insurers and reinsurers, only 5% fall into the “excellent” category for their enterprise risk management practices, while 84% are “adequate,” according to Standard & Poor’s, New York. ... “We would expect a strong ERM company to have control processes for some of their risk that will actually give them competitive advantage in an adverse situation,” he said.

Such a company “either would not be exposed to as many of the negative events that occur in its industry, or when those events happen, it would “not suffer as large a loss because they have some preparation for that,” Ingram explained.

What trips up many companies is the ability to do strategic risk management, or overall risk-reward tradeoff. This is something that in the insurance industry “is only practiced by a small fraction,” Ingram said.
...
Examples of “excellent” ERM companies include Genworth, Manulife and USAA, he said. ...He said that one company, Manulife, had a strong ERM program that was instrumental in moving the company to a Triple-A rating last year.



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