Risk Manager


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Risk Manager

A professional who identifies risks to an investment and, if possible, attempts to mitigate them. The first stage of risk management is determining the types and magnitudes of risk. For example, a risk manager might look at a bond and identify the possibility of default as a risk and evaluate the likelihood of that scenario. The second stage is taking steps to remedy risk, insofar as it is possible. In the above example, the risk manager might recommend buying other bonds to offset the risk of default on any single bond. Sometimes risk cannot be mitigated; in that case, risk managers evaluate how central the investment is to one's investment goals and risk tolerance. In general, investors seek the highest possible return at the lowest possible risk. Risk managers help them achieve this goal by showing how their investments may be affected and finding ways to alleviate the situation.
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In achieving this, the risk manager's role is integrated in the entire network chain - from setting the limits, evaluation, mitigation, monitoring, reporting, governance and ongoing review of the process - to ensure smooth activity while complying with the regulations.
Gone are the days when brokers were simply transaction partners to risk managers, noted George Haitsch, whose two-decade-long career includes posts such as the former risk manager for inter-enterprise software company SAP and currently the chief operating officer for Willis'
When shareholder interests diverge from those of regulator and deposit insurer stakeholders, risk manager IC should be structured to account for the regulator's interests, but the IC must still be based on the ex post performance of the activities under the risk manager's control.
"As board members, shareholders and stakeholders begin to see risk more as an internal fabric of how they do business, the risk manager has to be able to step up and get a seat at the larger table."
Luthi, who is currently risk manager for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, has divided her career between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
In determining incident-reporting obligations, communication between the insurer and risk manager is key.
Deltek (Nasdaq:PROJ), a provider of enterprise software and information solutions, has made available Deltek Active Risk Manager as part of its integrated governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solution set, it revealed on Wednesday.
Michael Sell, vice president of the research group at GARP, said risk managers are still concerned about capital leverage ratios, which include bank strategies for residential and commercial mortgages.
Initially, the PM (or risk manager) will go out to the team and others to request risk inputs.
Technology and services company Strategic Thought Group announced on Tuesday (17 October) that food and beverage company Nestle has chosen its Active Risk Manager solution to manage enterprise risk across its operations worldwide.
Active Risk Manager, a web based enterprise risk management software solutions was selected because of its flexibility and the ability to configure the software to support Enbridge's new innovative enterprise risk management process.

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