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All Gone to Custard – Another take on Assurance Maps

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
A recent survey by the Economic Intelligence Unit indicated that 67% of companies believed they had overlapping coverage in two or more risk functions. 50% suggested there were gaps in coverage between their risk functions, and 62% believed they could get better coverage with less spend. Assuran ... the full story

A look back, top 10 risks for 2010

Tuesday, February 01, 2011
About 12 months ago I wrote the feature article for the Institute of Internal Auditors’ global e-zine on the top 10 risks for 2010. I received an email this week about the article which prompted me to have a look back at what I’d said, and also some of the comments which had been ma ... the full story

Black Swans, Turkeys, Ostriches and other Christmas Poultry – a tale of Strategic Risk

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A festive story about a quest to find the elusive black swans As the global financial crisis (GFC) was starting to stabilise in Australia I talked to some of my peers to find out what was going through the minds of Australia’s prominent directors and what questions were coming up in t ... the full story

Is your risk framework adequate? Questions Directors, Investors and the C-Suite should ask.

Monday, May 31, 2010
Key points Despite significant investment in risk management, it still falls short in dealing with disruptive change Regulatory changes seem unlikely to get to the heart of what really matters in avoiding significant destruction of shareholder value in the future In looking t ... the full story

Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) – The Great Risk Con

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Key points: GRC is a software category, not a way of life. We need to get strategy to the table. Make sure you understand what software you’re buying and why - some niche needs are best served by niche products. Emerging risk analysis is vital to understanding your material risks and ... the full story