The 2014 FERMA Risk Management Benchmarking Survey closed on Friday 20 June with a total of 850 replies. This is the highest number of responses the survey has ever received and it means the results are ever more representative of the views of the European risk management community.

The survey committee, composed of FERMA board members and representatives of the industry partner organisations, immediately started to work on analyzing the responses. The results will be revealed at the FERMA Seminar 2014 on 20 and 21 October in Brussels. An independent survey company Toluna collects the responses.

To encourage participation in the survey, FERMA this year created incentives for national associations and individual risk managers. SI.Risk, DARIM and Airmic were the three first national associations to reach their target number of responses. They will each receive €2000 sponsorship from FERMA for their next event.

Says FERMA executive director Florence Bindelle, “This was our most ambitious survey so far, and we are delighted with the level of response. We assigned our association members quite challenging targets, and many of them devoted great energy to encouraging their members to participate. Our industry partners in the survey have also been helpful in enlarging the pool of responses by inviting their clients to respond.”

For individual risk managers, there were six wonderful prizes at stake. The winners who have been chosen at random and contacted are:

  • Filip Hofkens: free registration at the FERMA Forum 2015 in Venice;
  • Régis de Poncins: three free nights’ accommodation at the FERMA Forum 2015 in Venice;
  • Michele Sollazzo: three free nights’ accommodation at the FERMA Forum 2015 in Venice; and
  • Bjorn-Erik Simenstad, Irena Pstragowska and Anna Luszpinska one night’s free accommodation for each at the FERMA Seminar 2014 in Square, Brussels.