Have you taken part in the FERMA Benchmarking Survey 2012 yet? It is the most extensive survey of European risk management status and practice and risk managers’ views of the insurance market, and FERMA needs all risk managers to make their views known.

The survey opened on 17 April and will continue for until 15 June. Its theme is: Spotlight on risk management in your company: Show the value! The aim is to provide a tool which helps risk managers to take decisions and gives true comparisons with others in their country or sector of activity.

The survey is focussing on three topics:

1. To find out the status and level of influence of risk management in businesses today, and get a better understanding of what stakeholders expect of risk management in the current financial and economic environment.

2. To examine risk managers’ views of the insurance market and their expectations of their insurers.

3. To assess the added value of enterprise risk management (ERM) and new regulations for risk and corporate governance, especially the 8th European Company Law Directive.

Members will have received an email with a personal link to the survey. Other risk professionals who would like to take part in the seminar but who are not members of a FERMA association should send their details (name, business title, employer and country) to Silke Huber in the FERMA office at

So far, 327 responses have been received, mainly from the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Make your views count.