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1 Finance 590 Enterprise Risk Management Lecture 3 Mark C. Vonnahme Department of Finance University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

2 ERM What is Enterprise Risk Management –A quick review of our prior discussions –Industry analysis v individual firm analysis Organization’s risk profile is unique Similarities and differences to others

3 ERM An organization’s risks by their nature –Dynamic –Fluid –Highly interdependent –Cannot be broken into components –Need to be managed in an integrated approach

4 ERM Integrated approach v silos –Personal experiences Property casualty Surety

5 ERM Enterprise risk management –a definition –A comprehensive and integrated framework for managing credit risk,market risk,operational risk,economic capital,and risk transfer in order to maximize firm value. James Lam

6 ERM Enterprise risk management is all about integration To be successful it requires –An integrated risk organization –The integration of risk transfer strategies –The integration of risk management into the business processes of the company

7 ERM Risk Organization –Centralized risk management unit reporting to the chief executive officer and the board Broad policy setting across risk taking activities May have CRO position

8 ERM Risk transfer strategies –Integration of risk transfer strategies A portfolio view of all types of risk Rationalize use of various strategies including derivatives,insurance and alternative risk transfer products to hedge/reduce risk deemed undesirable –Balanced approach

9 ERM Risk management into the business processes of the company –Offensive v defensive mechanism Proactive v reactive management approach –Optimize business performance Influence on pricing, resource allocation and other business decisions

10 ERM The benefits of ERM –Increased organizational effectiveness –Better risk reporting –Improved business performance

11 ERM Increased organizational efficiency –CRO plus enterprise risk approach provides top down approach for coordination –Address both individual risks plus the interdependencies

12 ERM Better risk reporting –Provides timely and relevant info to management Info that allows them to manage the risks –Silo v integrated approach Which is more effective –Increase risk transparency –Provide the appropriate detail to Management CEO Board

13 ERM Improved business performance –Companies that have implemented ERM show improved results and ongoing support from CEO and Board to continue –What does that mean Some examples –Market value improvement –Loss reduction –Insurance premium reduction –Reinsurance premium savings –Regulatory capital relief

14 ERM Improved performance plus –Pressure from outside for ERM plus performance Rating agencies Boards Shareholders Employees

15 ERM The CRO –Today and in the future Will every company have a CRO Is it necessary

16 ERM Components of ERM –Corporate Governance Ensure organizational processes and controls to measure and manage risk –Line Management Risk management into the revenue generating activities including business development, pricing and relationship management –Portfolio Management Aggregate risk exposures, incorporate diversification effects and monitor risk concentrations against established risk limits

17 ERM Components of ERM continued –Risk Transfer Mitigate risk exposures that are too high or more cost effective to transfer v hold –Risk Analytics Risk measurement, analysis,and tools to quantify and track risk exposures

18 ERM Components of ERM continued –Data and Technology Resources Support analytics and reporting processes –Stakeholder Management Communicate and report the company’s risk information to key stakeholders

19 ERM Risk Analytics –Started to discuss last class –Will continue as we move forward Corporate Governance –Will begin discussion today –Will continue throughout class Line Management –Will start to share thoughts on it today –Share some experiences with you

20 ERM Questions

21 Finance 590 Enterprise Risk Management Mark C. Vonnahme Department of Finance UIUC

22 ERM Corporate Governance –Ensures board of directors and senior management have established “appropriate” organizational processes and corporate controls to measure and manage risk –Mandate is worldwide in business Regulatory agencies and legislative bodies are calling for stronger controls

23 ERM Corporate Governance –From ERM perspective, responsibilities of boards and senior management include Defining the org’s risk appetite…risk policies, loss tolerance, risk to capital leverage and target debt rating Ensuring they have the risk management skills and risk absorption capability to support business strategy Establishing org structure and defining roles and responsibilities for risk management Shaping the org’s risk culture …setting the tone from top and reinforcing with incentives Providing opportunities for learning…from problems and ongoing training

24 ERM Corporate Governance –Commissions and reports have made recommendations for greater corp controls and emphasized responsibilities of board and senior management Treadway Report – U.S. Turnbull Report-U.K Dey Report-Canada Sarbanes-Oxley-U.S

25 ERM Codes of Conduct –Codes of Best Practices Number of sources or sponsors –Stock exchanges –Exec associations –Individual companies –It continues to grow and develop in importance –Many call for voluntary compliance –Public v private companies

26 ERM Corporate Governance – Best Practices Common areas of focus from various reports …will share experiences in each of these –Stakeholder communication –Board independence –Board performance assessment –Executive and Board Compensation

27 ERM Corp Gov Best Practices…Stakeholder Communication –Communication in annual reports on corporate governance practices and how org is doing in meeting guidelines More emphasis after Sarbanes Oxley –NYSE and Nasdq have adopted more explicit reqs

28 ERM Corp Gov Best Practices … Board Independence –One of key changes …recommend independence of board from senior management Objectivity in acting in best interests of company Separate their oversight role from day to day operations Chairman and CEO –Same individual v separate Lead Director Committees –Audit –Compensation

29 ERM Corp Gov Best Practices…Board Performance Assessment –Recommendation to assess individual and overall board performance Will develop over time –Not universally in place today Board positions are “hard work” –Difficult to find board members for public companies

30 ERM Corp Gov Best Practices …Executive and Board Comp –Performance evaluation of CEO Set goals and objectives Comp structure... salary, bonus, LT incentives –Director Compensation “Avoid overpayment” –Theory v reality Should comp include stock in company –Most would say yes

31 ERM Linking Corporate Governance and ERM –Why is it important –What is the linkage

32 ERM Corp Gov and ERM –Impetus for change in corp governance has changed corp risk management practices –Similar focus on strategic direction, corporate integration, and motivation –Good board practices and corp governance are crucial for effective ERM

33 ERM Corp Governance and ERM –Areas of ERM allied to boards Risk appetite and policy Organizational structure Risk culture and corporate values

34 ERM Questions Discussion

35 Finance 590 Enterprise Risk Management Line Management Mark C. Vonnahme Department of Finance UIUC

36 ERM Line Management –Key revenue producing activities –Structure generally involves SBUs My experiences as head of SBU –Account for majority of assets and employees –Risks are/ or can be significant Property casualty insurance Surety

37 ERM Interaction of Line with Risk Management Alignment of Line with RM strategies is crucial –Impact on new business development Relationship between line and RM can impact customer relationships –Line managers need to understand pricing implications Losses Cost of capital Other

38 ERM Key risk issues involving Line and RM –Relationship between line units and RM –Key challenges for line risk management –Best practices for line risk management

39 ERM Relationship between Line and RM –Adversarial relationship v a working partnership –Structural issues Offense v defense Policy and policing Partnership

40 ERM Line management and RM –Structure Offense v defense –Objectives may not be aligned –HO v Field –We v they »Some personal experiences in credit extension

41 ERM Line management and RM –Structure Policy and policing –The government v citizenry model –Policy set –Line can operate unless exceptions –But RM is not involved on day to day –Policies become outmoded –No real incentives to report outsiders to policy

42 ERM Line Management and RM –Partnership RM fully integrated into business

43 ERM Line management and risk management alignment –Key challenges Conflict resolution Role of line risk management Incentive alignment Non-financial risk management

44 ERM Line Management-Best Practices ERM program should integrate risk management processes into business management processes –Business strategy and planning –New product and business development –Product pricing –Business performance measurement

45 ERM Summary Questions

46 Finance 590 Enterprise Risk Management Steve D’Arcy Department of Finance Lecture 3 Hazard Risk Analytics April 5, 2005

47 Reference Material Chapter 8 – Enterprise Risk Management by Lam Risk and Insurance by Anderson and Brown

48 Overview Characteristics of Hazard Risk Insurance Terminology Examples

49 Characteristics of Hazard Risk Loss/no loss situations (pure risk) Independence of individual exposures –Important for risk to be insurable Types of hazard risk –Persons –Property –Liability

50 Insurance Terminology Exposures Deductibles or retentions Policy limits Coinsurance Claims or losses –Incurred –Paid –Loss adjustment expenses Loss frequency and severity Triggers

51 Alternative Risk Transfer (ART) Terminology Captives Finite insurance or reinsurance Insurance-linked bonds Insurance securitization Cat-E-Puts (Catastrophe equity put options) Contingent surplus notes

52 Loss Frequency Number of losses during policy period Often modeled as a Poisson distribution Pr(k) = e -λ λ k /k! where Pr = probability k = number of claims per year (0,1,2,...) λ = expected number of claims per year

53 Loss Severity Size of loss given a loss has occurred Variety of potential severity distributions –Empirical –Exponential (Gamma) –Lognormal –Pareto Distribution characteristics –Non-negative –Positively skewed –Variance positively correlated with mean

54 Hazard Risk Example Assume independent losses Loss frequency –080% –115% –2 5% Loss severity –$1,00040% –$10,00030% –$25,00020% –$100,00010%

55 Hazard Risk Example (2)

56 Analysis of Potential Losses Expected losses = 4,600 Maximum possible loss = 200,000 Maximum probable loss (.2%) = 125,000 Expected losses excess of a $100,000 retention = 1,084

57 Conclusion Insurance industry has developed a high level of mathematical sophistication for valuing hazard risks Alternative market has also developed for dealing with hazard risks Key questions for organizations involve amount of risk to retain (deductible) and how much coverage to purchase (policy limits) These questions begin to tie hazard risk into enterprise risk management


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