the risk management blog

byMark Lowers | February 10, 2014

You’ve seen the data before: Organizational fraud is a huge annual cost. Managers want to reduce the costs, so the real questions are to learn why fraud occurs and what to do about it. The most compelling explanation for…

byVince Pascarella | January 29, 2014

Each is an Avoidable Human Capital Risk. At first glance three recent news stories seem completely unrelated: a USA Today article about thefts from a trust fund; NBC News stories (here and here) about deaths from a building collapse;…

byLowers & Associates | January 27, 2014

It’s that time of year when we have resolved to do better. Most business owners or managers have probably resolved to increase revenue and profits in the New Year. We urge you to include improving your risk management performance,…

byMichael Gaul | December 03, 2013

A recent article by A-J Secrist of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein examines the relationship between risk management and compliance. Some analysts distinguish between these two things, with risk management more a strategic concern and compliance an operational one…

byLowers & Associates | November 25, 2013

An interesting new survey of CFOs from TD Bank suggests that there is a strong corollary between increasing confidence in the business environment and a willingness to take on more risk, which can lead to further growth. In this…