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Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust) Most everyone has trouble with these concepts and for good reason. COSO did not explain these at all well. Let’s translate COSO’s theory into real world practicality. COSO...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust) This post continues my “essence of ERM” series. The goal of this series is to address all manner of risk management topics in small sensible components. I’m writing...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust) This post continues my “essence of ERM” series. The goal of this series is to address all manner of risk management topics in small sensible components. I’m writing...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust) Every organization has some desirable public image. Does it want to be perceived as environmentally sound? Family friendly? Political activist? A ‘high roller’? Cutting...
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Tatum CFO Blog
Title: CFO
Company: Tatum
(CFO at Tatum)   The depth and severity of the financial crisis has led to increased focus by rating agencies, the SEC, and Congress on how companies identify, assess and monitor risks....
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) An article on CFO.com citing Boards of Directors’ concern about reputational risk for the second straight year says ... “Boards are taking the peril of the loss of their...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust) Performance Risk Management is my new and immensely practical approach to integrating performance management and risk management. This is the breakthrough that finally allows the...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)   People love to categorize -- to group things together. I think it's one of our deepest psychological activities. I'm sure it helps us create  sense in a very...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)   Others are recognizing, to various levels, what I’ve been writing about for a while. Risk management as a stand-alone activity has much less value compared to...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)   Risk management, when done correctly, creates a more effective performance management environment. Let’s look at one example of how it can help. Our example -...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)   “The business of business is business.” This quote is often attributed to Milton Friedman, Alfred P. Sloan, and others. It is frequently interpreted as conveying a...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)   Risk management implementation projects can be very challenging. But, when they are done correctly, they deliver results that can raise your organization to an entirely new...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust) As I discussed in prior posts, risk management implementation projects can be very challenging. The perceived success is often directly related to the expectations for the project...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust) Risk management implementation projects are not easy. When they are done right, though, they create a new view into your organization. My most recent post talked...
Alexander Haigh
Title: Treasury Consultant
Company: Validus Risk Management Ltd.
(Treasury Consultant at Validus Risk Management Ltd.) Raw material price volatility and inflation is now a fact of corporate life. And while the “do we blame supply and demand or speculative hedge fund activity?” argument may...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)   Risk management isn’t risky … but implementation projects can be. Risk management concepts can be transformative to an organization. Any organization -...
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Grace Kuan
Title: SaaS Treasury and Risk Management
Company: Reval
(SaaS Treasury and Risk Management at Reval) Sustained periods of market volatility such as the current situation in the Eurozone makes hedging an expensive option. However, the volatility in the Eurozone pales in comparison to...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust) I have never been completely satisfied that professional literature has correctly addressed the concept of Risk Assessments. COSO’s Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated...
Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)   To those of you who aren’t sports geeks, my apologies. Ignore the specifics … you’ll get the drift. Why does a world-class athlete practice? Let me get more...
Wolfgang Koester
Title: CEO
Company: FiREapps
(CEO at FiREapps) With the recent $2 billion+ debacle of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s losses, it has given the supporters of Dodd-Frank enough fodder and support for the argument of increased...