Finance's Role in Operational Risk Management: CFO Research on Building a Resilient Company

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Duration: 1 hour

Sponsored by FM Global

Webcast Summary

Strong risk management is the hallmark of a well-managed company. This Webcast will help you understand how CFOs are preparing themselves to respond effectively to business interruptions, as well as how CFOs think about the connection between risk management and financial performance.

CFO Research will present an overview of the results of a recently-conducted survey of senior finance executives on operational risk management. This will be followed by a panel discussion of experts about how hard data and analytics can better inform risk management programs that target business disruptions due to natural or man-made disasters, infrastructure breakdowns, facilities and equipment failures, or other physical hazards. The survey findings from CFO Research include:

  • The extent to which CFOs believe their firms need to be more resilient, and whether they have modeled worst-case scenarios or tested recovery plans
  • The explicit connections that CFOs see between revenues/earnings volatility and management of operational risk
  • The operational threats to their business that CFOs see, both currently and emerging over the next two years
  • The extent to which companies have defined loss prevention and mitigation strategies
  • The CFO's larger view on the role of finance and the CFO in managing operational risks

About the Panelists

Amy Brachio

Amy Brachio, Partner, Global and Americas Advisory Risk Leader, EY

Amy Brachio is a Partner, as well as the Global and Americas Advisory Risk Leader, with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), advising clients on risk topics that are top of mind among boards of directors and C-suite executives. She applies her experience in risk managing working with clients in a variety of sectors regarding internal audit, cybersecurity risk management, enterprise risk transformation, and complying with rapidly escalating regulatory requirements.

Brian Dunch

Brian Dunch, Partner, PwC

Brian Dunch is a Partner with PwC's Financial Services Advisory practice, where he is responsible for service delivery and quality of management consulting engagements, as well as expanding PwC's innovation and development consulting practice. He has consulted or worked for large and small organizations in a variety of industries.

Eric Jones

Eric Jones, Operations Vice President and Global Manager of Business Risk Consulting, FM Global

With nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Eric Jones is operations vice president and global manager of business risk consulting with FM Global, where he works with leading multinational organizations to provide them with customized risk quantification frameworks to help their companies optimize risk management resources and strengthen the resilience of their businesses. Prior to joining FM Global in 2002, he served in a variety of financial and management consulting roles in a wide range of industries, including public accounting, manufacturing, utilities, and telecommunications. Jones holds a bachelor of business administration in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified public accountant (CPA), a certified valuation analyst (CVA), and a certified business continuity planner (CBCP).

About the Moderator

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt, Senior Editor, CFO Publishing

Chris Schmidt is the senior editor with CFO Publishing, overseeing the development of custom-content Webcasts and other tailored outreach to senior finance executives. Chris also works with CFO Publishing's research team to conduct studies on a variety of topics.

Before joining CFO Publishing, Chris served as director of corporate communications for Oliver Wyman, a global strategy consultancy. He is a graduate of Colby College. Chris is based in Boston.

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