Risk to Reward 2015

The alleviation of risk is big business. Risk is dependent on the chance of a loss event occurring combined with its magnitude. Analyses of the possibility that the universe would collapse when the Large Hadron Collider was being operated were undertaken, despite the miniscule chance of the world ending. Business leaders increasingly need to incorporate risk management strategies into their everyday decision making.

By mastering risk, CEOs and business leaders can increase their market share and corporate value, and create wealth. We look at the best ways to reduce risk in a range of areas, including credit, fraud, payment, liquidity, compliance, cyber and even the weather.


Risk and innovation
Without risk there would be no innovation. Risk management is not only a process for avoiding and reducing the dangers of doing business, it is a discipline that can uncover opportunities and create real competitive advantage. We speak to the leading business people to learn of their innovations.

Risk management strategy
The volatility of global business environments and markets has increased dramatically; the velocity of change has never been greater, and the visibility of strategy for operations, investments, and actions is very high and travels at light speed. Yet the ability to recognise and manage the uncertainties embedded in these challenges is not growing. This represents both a grave threat to companies and a very significant set of opportunities lost.

Global operating exposure
Shareholders in search of greater returns are increasingly looking to the board to explore new and profitable markets. We explore the risks that multinationals face within their global and local operations and look at how they can address financial risk including credit, liquidity and currency risk. We also look at how they can insure against and profit from the risk of operating in new jurisdictions. We consult with the experts to understand how insurance, including captives, can be used to address these new and unusual risks.

Talent management
Talent management, especially skills availability, is seen as a growing risk by global business. Ironically, one of the skills currently in short supply is risk management. The concentration of skills in a few key individuals can create risk. And if staff leave without a proper succession plan the consequences can be more extreme than some organisations foresee.

Corporate risks
We look at how risk management works in a globalised business, and how it can be used to deliver competitive advantage, rather than simply mitigate threats. We also focus on how firms can grow in global markets while containing both cultural and political risks.

Risk governance
Business leaders increasingly need to incorporate risk management strategies into their everyday decision making. They need to sense and anticipate risks, not merely monitor them. We look at the changing landscape of regulation and assess how it affects decision making for growth.

Countering fraud
Many businesses now recognise that there is a strong case for investment in anti-fraud measures to counter financial crime. Research suggests that up to nine per cent of revenues, sometimes more, are lost as a result of fraud. We take a look at the fraud problem and ways to measure the impact.

According to government figures, cybercrime costs the UK economy £30 billion per year – but the real costs could be higher because many businesses fail to report security breaches for fear of “reputational damage”. We find out how firms can build up their defences and expertise so they are better able to recognise and deal with security concerns.


Food for thought for strategic thinkers: who will be there

Risk to Reward 2015 will bring together 100+ business leaders whose role is to champion customer experience delivery and brand representation. This includes CEOs, CROs, CFOs, CIOs, CISOs and others involved in all aspects of risk management.

For more information about attending Risk to Reward 2015 please call
+44 (0)20 8349 4363.