Standard & Poor's is expanding its inclusion of enterprise risk management into the credit ratings of all companies
By Anne Field|January 01, 2007 at 07:00 PM
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At a recent conference on enterprise risk management (ERM) organized by the Conference Board, an analyst with Standard & Poor’s threw out a hypothetical: Would the 150 or so corporate executives in attendance be concerned if S&P incorporated ERM evaluations into credit ratings? A few hands were raised. Later, after it was revealed that the rating agency in fact intends to introduce an ERM component in the next 12 months, the speaker asked the question again. This time, says Ellen Hexter, director of the Integrated Risk Management Center of Excellence at the Conference Board, “every hand in the room went up.”
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