Ernst & Young CRO Survey Highlights Expanding Authority, Top Challenges for 2014

Ernst & Young has released its new 2014 insurance CRO survey, “Increasing authority and higher organizational profiles,” highlighting top trends and challenges reported by chief risk officers and senior risk executives from more than 20 top American insurance companies. Top themes in this year’s results were the expansion of CRO authority, the challenge of managing the “tsunamis” of effects stemming from new domestic and international regulation, and shifts in CRO focus from survival to effectiveness. Those surveyed also reported that they are spending more time with the board and senior business leaders, and that they are becoming involved in more types of business issues. ERM was also a top accomplishment and key priority for risk managers looking ahead to 2014 challenges.

Some particularly interesting responses to the new study include:

What was your most important accomplishment over the past year?

EY Question 1 Graph

To which will you devote significantly more attention in the next 12 months, compared with the last 12?

EY Question 2

How do you know your risk function is creating value?

EY Question 4

Other than the four main risk categories (credit, market, insurance and operational risks), what risk management areas are you responsible for?

EY Question 10

What is your access to the board?

EY Question 11

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  1. Re most dangerous jobs in America
    Accidents info should be spread to the management of similar operating companies with judgement of the consequences :health of personnel or people living nearby.
    financial losses,damage to the reputation.These negative consequences have to be ranked to reduce the risks (product of probability times estimated expected size of consequenses).Efforts to reduce these risks should be sized in costs and compared with the profits made with the operations.These actions have to be carried out by the people with most overview in the companies activities,the management,assisted by their risk manager who has collected this information of similar companies (this is in general the most difficult activity)Management then has to decide between risk reduction costs or ending the operation.Often i read that efforts were spend after minor accidents had happend.
    I write this (retired now)after working in an international companie in accident analyses,as safety officer to retire as risk manager.I hope this experience overvieuw will help others in this field.Lambert Ramackers

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