The chief risk officer (CRO) or chief risk management officer (CRMO) of a corporation is the executive accountable for enabling the efficient and effective governance of significant risks, and related opportunities, to a business and its various segments. Risks are commonly categorized as strategic, reputational, operational, financial, or compliance-related. CRO's are accountable to the Executive Committee and The Board for enabling the business to balance risk and reward. In more complex organizations, they are generally responsible for coordinating the organization's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) approach.
The position became more common after the Basel Accord, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Turnbull Report
A main priority for the CRO is to ensure that the organisation is in full compliance with applicable regulations (chief compliance officer). They may also deal with topics regarding insurance, internal auditing, corporate investigations, fraud, and information security. CRO's typically have post-graduate education and 20+ years of business experience, with actuarial, accounting, economics, and legal backgrounds common.
The Rise of the CRO in Executive Middle East Magazine, http://www.executive-magazine.com/getarticle.php?article=14802
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:22:30 -0700
As chief risk officer Cisneros' responsibilities include leading the risk management services division consisting of risk control, claims management, risk transfer and legal support management, benefits compliance consult services, human resources ...
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:00:00 -0700
ICAP, a UK-based voice and electronic dealer broker and provider of post-trade risk services, has appointed Wendy Phillis as group chief risk officer, effective April 14. Phillis will assume the role from Colin Smith, who is retiring. She will report ...
Foster's Daily Democrat
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:18:45 -0700
PORTSMOUTH — Service Credit Union announced the recent promotion of Ana Foret as chief risk officer, a newly created position at the credit union. Foret previously served as the credit union's chief internal audit for the past 10 years, managing a ...
Insurance News Net (press release)
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:41:15 -0700
United Guaranty Corp. has named Tom Parrent Chief Risk Officer. "Tom Parrent brings a wealth of experience to our team in a crucial role," said United Guaranty President and CEO Donna DeMaio. Prior to joining AIG, he was CRO for a U.S. mortgage insurer ...
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
Business Wire (press release)
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:26:15 -0700
GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Guaranty Corporation has named Tom Parrent Chief Risk Officer (CRO). Parrent comes to United Guaranty from American International Group, Inc. (AIG), where he had been Senior Managing Director of ...
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:52:30 -0700
Wind engineer Peter Skerlj has been promoted to chief risk officer of Hamilton Re, the latest senior management appointment at the new company run by industry veteran Brian Duperreault. Mr Skerlj joined the (re)insurance industry in 2004 and has held a ...
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:19:09 -0700
Hamilton Insurance Group, a Bermuda-based holding company for property and casualty reinsurer Hamilton Re, has promoted Peter Skerlj to the position of chief risk officer for Hamilton Re. Skerlj, who is a founding member of Hamilton Re's management ...
Insurance News Net (press release)
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:02:12 -0700
United Guaranty Corp. has named Tom Parrent Chief Risk Officer. According to a release, Parrent comes to United Guaranty from American International Group, Inc., where he had been Senior Managing Director of Asset Risk Analytics within Corporate ...
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