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RIMS to Release Executive Report: Emerging Risks and Enterprise Risk Management 4/22/2010

Risk managers called upon to examine emerging risks.

NEW YORK (April 22, 2010) — The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) today announced that it will release its latest executive report, Emerging Risks and Enterprise Risk Management, at RIMS 2010 Annual & Conference & Exhibition in Boston. The report calls for risk managers to address the potential challenges created by the existence and development of emerging risks in order to protect and generate opportunity for their respective organizations.
RIMS’ emphasizes that a dialogue about emerging risks is necessary to continue the evolution of the risk management discipline and to help practitioners and organizations achieve full value from their investment in ERM. The recent global financial crisis, which was identified early by some risk managers as an emerging risk, raised many serious questions, some of which focused on the effectiveness of risk management practices and, more specifically, ERM.

The report helps risk managers to address these concerns by illustrating how to balance emerging risks with internal and better-known issues; why external risks should be taken seriously and not overlooked as mere macro-level global issues; steps to identify the interconnectedness of various risk factors, including emerging risks. Other topics covered within the report include the characteristics of emerging risks and best practices for identifying and assessing them.

“Today’s risk managers have an extensive toolkit from which to draw to address developing macro-level trends and micro-level organizational issues,” says Pete Fahrenthold, chair of RIMS ERM Committee and managing director of risk management for Continental Airlines, Inc. “The key to properly addressing emerging risks is applying these tools and techniques in new areas and considering not only known risks but the long-term impact of emerging risks on organizational objectives. Risk managers need to look for the deeply rooted emerging risks of which well-understood risks may be a symptom.”

Emerging Risks and Enterprise Risk Management will be available free of charge at RIMS’ ERM Center of Excellence Booth, number 1631 in the Exhibit Hall, throughout the course of RIMS 2010. Following the conference, it will be offered through RIMStore at no charge to members and for $99 to non-members.

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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 11,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information about the Society’s world-leading risk management content, networking, professional development and certification opportunities, visit

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, RIMS communications manager, (212) 655-6059 or



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