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Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance: Critical Components of an Effective ERM Program

Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Time: 8 am Pacific | 11 am Eastern
Duration: 1 hour

ERM helps organizations focus on the most relevant risks to achieve an organization's goals & objectives and implementation of an effective ERM program is incomplete without determining and defining an organization's risk appetite and risk tolerance.

Join this webinar, where the speakers will discuss how risk appetite and risk tolerance are critical components of an effective ERM program and what are the different methods and techniques that can provide organizations with the right risk information to evaluate those risk appetite and risk tolerance statements and see if they truly align with the organizations strategic goals.

Key discussion points:

  • The challenges in articulating an effective risk appetite
  • Key elements to keep in mind when establishing your organization's risk appetite and tolerance
  • Different Methods and techniques for expressing risk appetite
  • How Does Technology Improve Your Risk Appetite & Risk Tolerance Statements


Kristina Narvaez - Owner & President of ERM Strategies, LLC

Ms. Narvaez graduated from the University of Utah in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Risk Management and then received her MBA from Westminster College in 2002 with two advanced certificates in finance and information technology. She is a two time Risk and Insurance Management Society Spencer Education Foundation Graduate Scholar ( 2001, 2002 ) and an Anita Benedetti Scholar. She started her career as a commercial insurance agent in 1994 and then worked in the risk management departments of both Utah Transit Authority and Zions Bancorporation. At Zions Bancorporation, Ms. Narvaez helped with the development and implementation of a risk assessment information system called Risk Resolve. She then worked as a risk management consultant for Bickmore Risk Services before starting her own Enterprise Risk Management consulting firm called ERM Strategies, LLC. She has co-authored various published articles on the topic of Enterprise Risk Management and Board Risk Governance and presented to various organizations on the topic of ERM. For more details on her publications & presentations please visit www.erm-strategies.com/category/publications/.

Bradley Artigue - Senior Director of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services, MetricStream

As the Sr. Director of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services, Mr. Artigue is assisting in building MetricStream's Consulting & Advisory Services practice. He brings over fifteen years of professional experience in management consulting, including risk management and compliance, software development, I.T. operations management, project management, and software quality assurance. Most recently he started the Quality and Risk Management practice for Zanett, Inc., an Oracle ERP systems integrator.

Prior to Zanett, Mr. Artigue served as an advisor and interim COO to two companies, RedMane Technologies, a mainframe software developer in Chicago, IL, servicing state and federal government accounts, and The SuperGroup Creative Omnimedia, where he was responsible for planning and executive management of an interactive English language learning game, Trace Effects, which will launch this year throughout EMEA. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University, has been a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, has published several articles and books on the restoration of FIAT convertibles and Bosch fuel injection systems.

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