Monthly Archives: August 2013

Risk management is prioritised as never before – some weaknesses remain

Buffeted by global competition and the continuing aftermath of the financial crisis, European companies are prioritising risk management as never before, although some weaknesses remain.

These findings come from research on risk management leadership conducted with risk managers from the Federation of European Risk Management (FERMA) and the public sector associations PRIMO by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services sponsored by insurer Zurich. Continue reading


Making risk management a source of value

One gauge of how successful a company is at creating a risk management culture is the extent to which risk management within the company is regarded as something positive, an added value, or whether it is seen, at best, simply as non-negative. Creating that internal culture can be challenging. Continue reading


Interview with Florence Bindelle

Interview with Florence Bindelle, FERMA Executive Manager. Continue reading


European is important – to non-European risk managers

Thanks to a change in the FERMA bylaws in June, risk managers and organisations from outside FERMA member countries can now be part of the discussion about European risk issues if they have an interest in risks in Europe. Continue reading


Solvency 2 and captives – a SWERMA perspective

The Swedish risk management association SWERMA has written to the country’s financial regulator over issues relating to the implementation of the Solvency II regulations and captive companies.

The comments, prepared by me as Chairman of SWERMA, and CEO of ASSA ABLOY Insurance, and two SWERMA board members, Annika Forsgren
CEO Insurance AB Gota Lejon, and Ola Nilsson
CEO SCA Insurance AB, stated that: Continue reading


Shaping the future of the profession

FERMA actively supports projects to educate young professionals in risk and insurance management disciplines. Over the years we have launched various initiatives. For example, we welcome a large number of academics, universities and business schools during the FERMA Risk Management Forum to exchange views on the development of curriculums in Europe. Continue reading


Interview with Helle Friberg

Interview with Helle Friberg, FERMA board member on the ladies in risk management lunch at the FERMA Forum 2013 in Maastricht from 29th Septembre till 2 October 2013. Continue reading