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Risk Knowledge is a searchable library of relevant information for today's risk professionals. Available materials include RIMS Executive Reports, survey findings, contributed articles, industry research, benchmarking data and more.
 
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An Analysis of Drug Therapy Tapering Guidelines
Prescription medications represent a challenge for risk managers who create strategies to mitigate workplace safety and productivity issues. This paper takes a closer look at the difficulty of tapering highly addictive medications & how the limited information available impacts physician decisions.
Author: Mark Pew, Kimberly Vernachio  
Date: April 9, 2014
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Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing-April 2013
On average, global insurance rates firmed in the first quarter. Many parts of the world had a stable rate environment, but most major US lines saw increases of 2% to 4%.
Author: Jason Groves  
Date: February 14, 2014
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
AsiaRES, GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
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Quality Matters: Evaluating the quality of insurance carriers in the oil and gas sector
An informational whitepaper that focuses on the importance of quality insurance in the Energy sector.
Author: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty  
Date: February 14, 2014
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
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Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing-October 2012
Global insurance prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2012, but showed signs of stabilizing; rates across major lines increased by 0.9% over the second quarter.
Author: Marsh  
Date: February 14, 2014
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
MiddleAfricaRES, AusRES,
GlobalRES, eures
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Avoidance Maneuvers in Space
Space debris from more than 50 years of human space exploration is creating problems for current space missions. Launching million-dollar equipment into space now comes with the risk of space debris collisions. Costly damages can cause missions to be aborted. The situation is grim, but space agen
Author: Isabelle Caminade & Dan Harriman  
Date: February 14, 2014
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
eurues, GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
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Overcoming Enterprise Disruptions: New Risk Tools Help Companies with the "Uninsurable"
Supply chain and infrastructure disruption can arise from many sources without warning. Companies trading into and out of countries in North Africa, the Middle East, and Japan are acutely aware of such risks right now. In reality, wide arrays of risks fall into the gap between physical damage los
Author: Emily Freeman & Ian Harrison  
Date: February 14, 2014
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
MiddleAfricaRES, AsiaRES,
global res
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
El Rol en Evolución del Profesional de Riesgos
Históricamente, se le ha descrito como una disciplina de negocios que protege los activos. Las organizaciones estructuran sus funciones de administración de riesgos con base en la importancia que perciben del impacto independiente, de los diversos riesgos que enfrentan.
Author: Carol Fox, George Lewis  
Date: January 16, 2014
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Are You Travel Ready?
Travel Kit Graphic
Author: Chubb Travel Risk Survey and Chubb Group of Insurance Companies  
Date: December 2, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
GlobalRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Risk Reports and Perceptions
This study focuses on the communication of risk information between management and the Board of Directors. The objective is to examine the impact of using quantification within risk management reports. Study results uncover indirect associations between information format and management judgment.
Author: Dale Stoel, Brian Ballou, Dan Heitger, RIMS, Miami University  
Date: November 5, 2013
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Understanding Reputational Risk
This report attempts to define reputational risk explicitly as distinguished from brand risk. We explore key reputation drivers, reporting indicators and also offer an early stage framework to enhance organizational efforts aimed at managing reputational risk and reputation management performance.
Author: Monica Merrifield, Ward Ching, Carol Fox  
Date: November 5, 2013
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World Economic Forum (WEF) urges coordinated international approach to supply chain risk
A neutral international organisation should be responsible for designing and implementing a global risk assessment for supply chains, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Author: Adam Leach  
Date: October 17, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
World Economic Forum (WEF), International Organization,
GlobalRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Global Reach, Global Risk
When companies do expand globally, they do so chiefly to access new customers and markets, not to cut costs as has been widely reported.
Author: Ryan Pratt and Allen Melton  
Date: October 17, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
Globalization, GlobalRES
Type: Article
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The Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Value: An Empirical Test of the Risk Management Hypothesis
Do shareholders gain when managers disperse corporate resources through activities classified as corporate social responsibility (CSR) Strategy scholars have recently developed a theoretical model that links such activities to shareholder value when a firm suffers a negative event.
Author: Paul C. Godfrey, Craig B. Merrill, Jared M. Hansen  
Date: October 9, 2013
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State Involvement in Insurance Markets (JAPANESE)
More and more governments are leveraging private insurance skills and the growing capacity of the sector to cover catastrophe losses as well as a wide range of other risks, Swiss Re reveals in its latest sigma research publication.
Author: Rudolf Enz  
Date: October 9, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
New Zealand, AsiaRES,
Governments, Japanese,
AusRES, GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Insurance: Making Risk Manageable and Progress Possible
Without insurance, the wheels of the global financial system would soon grind to a halt. Insurance makes risk manageable. Its fundamental principle is that the contributions of the many compensate the losses of the few.
Author: Simon Scholfield  
Date: October 8, 2013
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Analysis: History May Repeat Itself for Mexico, Peru as Fed Eyes Exit
Mexico and Peru's popularity among foreign investors means they are among the emerging market economies most exposed to losses when the United States finally moves to take its foot off the monetary accelerator.
Author: Krista Hughes  
Date: October 8, 2013
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Enterprise Risk Management: Coping with Model Risk in a Large Bank
This paper demonstrates support to risk management through validation of predictive scorecards for a large bank.
Author: D Wu, DL Olsen  
Date: October 8, 2013
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Emerging Market: Brazil- What You Need to Know Before Entering the Market
Brazil is brimming with potential. Two decades of governmental reform and political stability have transformed the Brazilian economy. Unemployment is at a historic low, and Brazil's taditionally high level of income inequality has declined.
Author: Crain Communications Inc.  
Date: October 8, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
Brazil, Latin America,
LatinRES, GlobalRES,
Latin America, BRIC
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Top Ten Risks Businesses Fear Today
Some risks you can insure against. If you’ve got a boat load of automobiles heading to the Port of Los Angeles, you can insure the loss of cargo. But what if you’re a German nuclear power plant company or service provider, and a tsunami in Japan turns German legislators against you?
Author: Kenneth Rapoza  
Date: October 8, 2013
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International Insights
On January 1, 2013 the tax on insuance in the Netherlands more than doubled from 9.7% to 21%. This increase comes as a result of the announcement in October , 2012, by the two parties negoitiating to form a new government coalition.
Author: Lockton Inc.  
Date: October 8, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
India, Denmark,
Euro Area, EuropeRES,
LatinRES, Argentina,
Netherlands
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Destructive Landscapes – (Re)framing Elements of Risk
Events in the early part of 2011 have illustrated the problems that we face in decision making along with the ways in which organisations function in the wake of extreme environmental shifts.
Author: Denis Fischbacher-Smith  
Date: October 8, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
GlobalRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Protecting Against the Threat of Automotive Product Recalls
Toyota and General Motors are involved in the latest episodes in a year of major recalls and corrective action notices for motor manufacturers.
Author: Ian Harrison, Alison Alsegard, Shaun Russ  
Date: October 8, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
European Commission, EuropeRES,
GlobalRES, London,
World
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
In Brazil, a Reminder of Emerging-Market Risks
The recent protests in Brazil were the latest vivid reminder of the perils of investing in emerging markets. Tens of thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other cities, incited partly by a rising cost of living and a slowing economy.
Author: Tim Gray  
Date: October 8, 2013
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The Practice of Risk Management: Silence is Not Absence
In contrast to risk management studies on organizations that overtly deal with risk, this article explores organizational risk management in a context in which risk is more or less absent from managerial vocabulary or organizational communication.
Author: Hervé Corvellec  
Date: October 8, 2013
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Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Superior Risk Management
Throughout history, some businesses have succeeded while others struggled. Some thrive; others barely survive. What are the attributes of a successful company versus those that struggle or ultimately fail?
Author: Frank Strenk  
Date: October 7, 2013
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Category:
Global
Keywords:
Risk Management Strategy, GlobalRES,
Competitive Advantage
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
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