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Enterprise Risk Management for Insurance / Reinsurance Companies

There is an increased pressure from the regulatory agencies (SEC), rating agencies (S&P) and now external stakeholders, on establishing sound Enterprise Risk Management practices.  This course will assist you with the tools to do just that!   Learning Objectives & Benefits - Provide attendees with the tools to design and build effective ERM practices - Illustrate this through case studies and examples, and how to implement and integrate risk management processes which positively impact performance - Attendees will benefit from one-on-one interaction with experts in the field, and gain key insights of best practices

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

In addition, this course will also provide numerous case study and examples of leading risk techniques in practice. You will also be given the opportunity to work through many of the challenges faced by your own organization in developing and implementing an effective ERM strategy.   This two-day program is designed to provide senior and mid-level managers with a deeper understanding of how to implement effective enterprise risk management (ERM) practices that are aligned with the strategic vision and leadership of their organizations.  Conducted by world-renowned experts, who bring a wealth of professional experience to the program, the workshop will provide a unique framework for risk identification and assessments, and provide participants with the tools and insights for aligning risk, strategy and performance. The instructors will explain what ERM is not, and, based on their experience in assessing ERM practice, will highlight some of the cultural barriers and misperceptions associated with implementing an effective ERM program. The areas of discussion will cover topics such as risk governance, risk acumen, risk appetite, appropriate disclosure and transparency, risk communication and the flow of risk awareness with an organization.

Who should attend?

C-Level Executives, EVPs, SVPs, VPs, Directors, Heads and other Senior ExecutivesEnterprise Risk Management OfficersInternal Audit personnelCorporate Compliance officersControllers/Internal Controls & Compliance/IT/AuditTreasury & Strategic Planning   To ensure we meet your expectations and maximize your return on training investment, we favor a classroom/workshop set up for the delivery of our courses. Please note we have therefore limited number of spaces available and these will be assigned on a first come, first accepted basis. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

The Key Elements of Effective ERM Strategy – What can Insurance Companies learn from other Sectors


·                                                                                           Some key risk events over the past several years

·                                                                                           Key risk frameworks from around the globe

·                                                                                           Evolution and essential foundations of ERM; current state-of-the-art

·                                                                                           Concept of Stakeholders/ Shareholders

·                                                                                           Key enterprise risk management terminology/definitions

·                                                                                           Role of the Board, CRO, CIO, and line management in ERM

·                                                                                           Creating a culture of risk awareness


Committing to the ERM framework

·                                                                                           How the Board delegates key Risk Management Policies

·                                                                                           Agreement in principle to proceed

·                                                                                           GAP analysis and then what?

·                                                                                           Framework Design and implementation plan


Risk Management Policies

Policies for the ERM framework, processes and procedures

Policies for risk management decisions: Risk Appetite, Risk Communication and Risk Reporting

Evolving Regulatory issues within the new ERM paradigm


Integrating ERM with Strategy and Performance

Understanding strategy and strategic risk, role of leadership and the Board of Directors’

Risk assessment/identification, analysis, and evaluation

Risk tolerance and key elements of risk governance

Monitoring, review and actions

Establishing robust performance metrics, communications and consultation


Bringing Together All Key Risks in the Company


            Key Insurer risk issues – Cluster and commingled risks, risk appetite,  

            underwriting, funding and investment, pricing, liquidity and ALM,

            catastrophes, etc

ERM applications to the Insurance industry – planning process, capital management, risk/return tradeoffs, product pricing and design, reinsurance, ratings management, etc


Monitoring, review, and continuous improvement of the ERM process

Responsibility for maintaining and improving the ERM process

Approach to risk maturity and on-going improvement of the ERM Framework

Benefits to you


·                      Improving overall governance, stakeholder trust, operational 


·                      Evaluating the role and importance of the Board of Directors in furthering 

             the ERM integration and by defining the organization’s risk appetite,

             setting risk ownership as well as determining clear internal risk reporting  

·                      Assessing the adequacy of your risk management framework/process 

            Bringing together all key risks in the company

·                      Integrating the risk management program in the organization’s culture –

            Assessing ownership of ERM processes

·                      Ensuring better visibility & control over the third party risks

·                      Embedding risk awareness through out your organization and into the day-

            to-day decision making process

·                      Enhancing identification of business opportunities & aligning ERM strategy

            with overall corporate objectives and goals 

Earn valuable CPE continuing education credits

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

Pre-course questionnaire: A detailed questionnaire will be sent to all course participants to establish exactly where the group training needs lie. The completed forms will be analyzed by the course leader/trainer and followed by telephone if further clarification is required. As a result we can guarantee that the course is pitched at exactly the right level and that the issues that you regard as relevant are addressed. The course material will reflect these issues and will enable you to digest the subject matter after the event in your own time.

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac