The 2012 FERMA Benchmarking Survey conducted in May and June received a record number of 809 responses. The results of the 41 questions about the risk and risk management and risk managers’ views of insurance will be the centrepiece of the FERMA Seminar taking place in Versailles on 22 and 23 October.

This is the sixth time that FERMA has carried out the survey, conducted in collaboration with AXA Corporate Solutions and Ernst & Young, and on each occasion the number of participants has risen significantly. The 2010 survey had 782 responses.
More than 300 risk and insurance managers had already registered to attend the Seminar and to hear the announcement of the results by mid-September. The Seminar is a free event for risk and insurance managers only held every two years. The programme is now in place for the event and is available at

Cristina Martinez, FERMA board member with responsibility for the survey commented: “Getting the thoughts from more than 800 European risk managers is the greatest opportunity and least expensive way for us to capitalise on others’ experiences. We aim for clarity over trends so risk managers can tackle mixed messages about how risk management is truly evolving across the EU.”

Michel Dennery, FERMA Vice President and board member responsible for the Seminar, says: “Join us in Versailles. It will be informative, interesting and thought provoking!”

You are invited… Journalists are invited to attend the Seminar and the press conference that will take place at 12.00 on Monday 22 October. To register go to, click on the button New registration and register as ‘Press’. You can also contact Lee Coppack or Florence Bindelle, details below.

FERMA Risk Management Seminar 2012 - Living in a Riskier World

Notes to journalists

Press contacts:
Lee Coppack
FERMA media coordinator or +44 (0)20 8318 0330 or +44 (0)7843 089904


Florence Bindelle
FERMA executive manager
+32 (2) 761 94 31