High-profile judging panel named for European Risk Management Awards

High-profile judging panel named for European Risk Management Awards

High-profile judging panel named for European Risk Management Awards

Ferma and Commercial Risk Europe are delighted to announce another line-up of leading risk managers as judges for our annual European Risk Management Awards. Now in their third year, the awards aim to boost the standing of risk management and encourage better performance at companies that deliver tools to help them do their job. They therefore recognise the highest achievers…

Ferma calls for balance in EC’s collective redress plans

Ferma calls for balance in EC’s collective redress plans

Ferma calls for balance in EC’s collective redress plans

Ferma is considering the implications of the EC’s plans to introduce collective redress across the EU and higher penalties for companies that breach consumer law, before making its next move. But the federation has already reiterated its stance against punitive damages and reconfirmed its belief that out-of-court settlements are preferable for business and consumers, while reminding the commission of the…

Demand for risk management education rising among Italian mid-market and SMEs

Demand for risk management education rising among Italian mid-market and SMEs

Demand for risk management education rising among Italian mid-market and SMEs

During Anra’s AGM, Maurizio Castelli, head of the Italian association’s education programme, told members about recent progress made, and growing interest among the wider business community, in risk management training. Adrian Ladbury caught up with him to discuss what has been achieved and what is planned going forward. Rising numbers of Italian CFOs at mid-sized companies are keen to learn…

New ISO 31000 focuses on strategy

New ISO 31000 focuses on strategy

New ISO 31000 focuses on strategy

The latest version of risk management standard IS0 3100 should see organisations take a more strategic and integrated approach to managing risk, experts told Commercial Risk Europe. In February, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new version of its ISO 31000 Risk Management Guidelines. The revised version – which took almost three years to complete and attracted some…

Risk management message being received in Italy but more work needed: ANRA

Risk management message being received in Italy but more work needed: ANRA

Risk management message being received in Italy but more work needed: ANRA

More than half of Italian risk managers say that risk management is now viewed as a fundamental part of strategic planning within their organisations and about two thirds say insurance is viewed as an essential management tool or helpful cashflow tool when losses occur. These are clearly positive signs for the profession in Italy and across Europe. However, almost 30%…

Parima adds new board members

Parima adds new board members

Parima adds new board members

The Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (Parima) has added three new members to its board committee, in a sign of its growing presence in the region. Rehanna Box, Satoshi Hoshi and Takehisa Banno joined the board on 8 March, bringing the total number of members to 26. Ms Box, insurance advisory partner at the Sydney office of international law…

GVNW reports ‘positive signs’ in effort to prevent insurers passing on US BEAT cost

GVNW reports ‘positive signs’ in effort to prevent insurers passing on US BEAT cost

GVNW reports ‘positive signs’ in effort to prevent insurers passing on US BEAT cost

The GVNW, Germany’s risk and insurance management association, is forging ahead with plans to meet leading international insurers and seek assurance that its members active in the US will not be forced to bear higher coverage costs and restricted capacity for their US risks, as a result of the Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT) rules introduced at the start…

German risk managers seek dedicated cyber cover as demand continues to rise

German risk managers seek dedicated cyber cover as demand continues to rise

German risk managers seek dedicated cyber cover as demand continues to rise

Cyber risk has shot up the risk management and wider corporate agenda in Germany and demand for cyber risk insurance appears to be picking up fast, based on a survey of members carried out by German risk and insurance management association GVNW and presented at its conference in Cologne yesterday. Insurers will be pleased to hear that German risk managers…

Ferma calls for EU-wide database on climate change risks

Ferma calls for EU-wide database on climate change risks

Ferma calls for EU-wide database on climate change risks

Ferma has called on the eu to collect better data on – and deliver access to – climate change risk data, promote related professional risk management practices, and help organisations make use of available options to finance climate-related threats. In a position paper submitted to the EU’s Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change consultation, the European risk management association writes…

Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

The first cohort of 70 members of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (Riman) has achieved Certified Risk Manager (CRM) professional status. The group were the first to qualify for the title and received their awards at a special ceremony in Lagos. Victor Olannye, executive secretary of Riman, said the association was delighted with the first wave of inductees and…

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