From the April/May 2012 issue of Treasury & Risk magazine

Volatility Tops List Of Risks

Failed and failing states comes places second in poll of risk managers.

Risk managers see financial volatility as the top emerging threat, according to the Society of Actuaries’ fifth annual survey.

The poll of 172 risk executives, conducted by Rudolph Financial Consulting, shows that 68% cited financial volatility as one of the top five emerging threats, while 42% selected failed and failing states and 38% cyber security and the interconnectedness of infrastructure. There was a three-way tie for fourth place, between a Chinese hard economic landing, an oil price shock and regional instability.

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