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Risk Management News: March 2012

Each month we provide links to the best online articles and conversations about risk management. If you would like to add to this list, just leave a summary and a link in the comments section. Enjoy the links for the month of March 2012.

  • A recent blog post by Norman Marks of the Sustainable Business Forum, discusses key principles CFOs should know about risk management, arguing that the current state of risk management practices is poor. Concerned board members are requesting that executive teams improve risk management processes and practices. Marks emphasizes the importance and value of consistently incorporating risk management practices into decision-making, strategy-setting and performance management, as opposed to addressing concerns on a quarterly or monthly basis. (Source: Sustainable Business Forum)
  • According to the results of a recent report by PwC, while retirement plan sponsors are continuing to invest in hedge funds, they are seeking greater transparency into fund operations, which hedge funds must provide in order to instill trust in their clients and grow their client base. The report identifies nine major risk areas for alternative investment managers to consider when marketing to institutional investors. (Source: Hedgeweek)
  • CFO magazine’s Rick Jones addresses the role that ethics and morals play in risk management decision-making. He outlines five major ethical approaches for executives to use as a framework for understanding risk-management decisions in the context of ethics. This framework can also serve as a resource for companies in determining acceptable risk management policies and practices. (Source: CFO)
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