Posts Tagged ‘DFA’

October 1st, 2010

Creating Value by Integrating Risk Management with Capital Management and Overall Business Strategy

Posted at 1:00 PM ET

Joan Lamm-Tennant, PhD, Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist
David Lightfoot, CPA, Head of Analytics, Asia Pacific

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) enables an organization to integrate its risk management strategy with its capital and business strategies, ultimately improving the linkage between operational and financial decision making. ERM consists of four elements: identifying and managing critical risks; quantifying the impact of these risks on capital adequacy and earnings, setting risk appetite and tolerance, and embedding risk management into the strategic decision-making process. Several studies have shown that firms with stable results consistently create more value for stakeholders than those with volatile results.

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July 31st, 2008

Bag Profits Early: Investment Gains Under Pressure

Posted at 2:06 PM ET

Christopher Klein, Global Head of Business Intelligence

Asset-driven losses have put pressure on earnings. Investment gains comprise an important part of carriers’ long-term profits, and financial markets have shown just how volatile this source can be. With net income off 60 percent from the first half of 2007 to the first half of 2008, carrier profitability will become increasingly reliant on technical earnings.

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