This book clearly and concisely describes a real world approach to use in determining how business risk can affect top priority business strategies and how to develop action plans for addressing them through Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). It can be a valuable reference tool for Board Directors, Corporate Executives, CROs, Risk Managers or anyone in a leadership position. This book, and its companion book Enterprise Risk Management - Straight to the Value, will give you a methodology for managing the organization's most critical risks thus enabling the enterprise to meet its strategic goals and objectives. It was made to be shared among executive teams or members of risk committees so they are all working from a common vocabulary and understanding of ERM. The link between strategy and ERM is well illustrated in the case study. Straight To The Point clearly explains the steps necessary to achieve an effective ERM process through a unique methodology for identifying and prioritizing risks across business functions. It provides tools including, an initial set of risks by functions, sample reports and a case study that ties everything together thus providing the reader with a practical guide for implementing ERM. Here is a sypsis of the contents. Part I - ERM Guide Points: Guide Points to consider when developing an effective ERM process plan, including selling the concept, how to tie ERM to strategy, and democratizing management of enterprise risks. Part II - ERM Process Points: A unique methodology for: - Identifying risks from practical business perspectives - Leveling the playing field for prioritizing risks consistently across the enterprise - Developing business process based mitigation - Effective monitoring and reporting Part III - ERM Function by Function: Describes five major business functions that are common to most organizations emphasizing that ERM is far more than just financial risk. Part IV - Case Study: A real world based case study that follows the methods described in this book and ties it all together.
Al Decker is a recognized authority on enterprise risk management (ERM), information security and privacy, and internal controls. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in private industry and public accounting. A former worldwide executive for security and privacy services at IBM, he has also been executive director of enterprise risk management at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and the national partner-in-charge of IT security services and national director of IT assurance services at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP (now PWC). He has also served as an independent director for Quadrem International Holdings, Ltd. Al holds an MBA from Rutgers University and a BA from William Paterson University. Donna Galer is a seasoned executive who entered the insurance industry in 1976 at Crum & Forster after several years at Chase Manhattan (JP Morgan Chase). She later joined Zurich Financial Services, where she served in many executive roles. While based in Zurich, Switzerland, she served as regional manager for North America and interim worldwide head of investor relations. More recently, she was the EVP and chief administrative officer (CAO) of Zurich's general insurance segment worldwide. Active on many industry-related boards, she has published extensively on risk management and related topics. Donna holds an MA from Rutgers University and a BA from Wagner College.