April 2009

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  • 2009 Risk Management Survey

    Staff Writer

    The financial crisis has infiltrated decision-making about insurance. Almost a third of the finance executives who responded to the survey say their brokers have recommended changing carriers in their directors and officers liability program.

  • Skillful Revamping

    Richard Gamble

    Diebold's treasury boosted productivity by reorganizing its 150 staffers according to the tasks they perform best.

  • When Quants Ruled

    Duncan Wood

    Sophisticated risk modeling put banks ahead of the class in risk management until their practices sparked the financial crisis. Will their problems damage risk management's credibility or help companies learn how to implement it more wisely?

  • Target-Date Troubles

    Janet Aschkenasy

    As stocks dive, fund companies are revisiting 401(k) target-date strategies and plan sponsors are fretting about possible lawsuits.

  • Can You Bank on Your Bankers?

    Richard Gamble

    With credit availability limited and some financial institutions still on shaky ground, treasurers are sorting out which relationships can work.

  • Broadening SWIFT's Reach

    Donna Miskin

    Americas CEO Chris Church sees a bigger role in the corporate world for the network.

  • D&O Checklist

    Russ Banham

    As the market tightens, risk managers must make a strong case for renewal and brace for the possibility that some insurers will run into trouble.

  • Supply Side Scrutiny

    Donna Miskin

    Companies need to become more aware of the potential financial risks their suppliers face and what steps to take to help support them.

  • Double Vision on Oversight

    Dave Lindorff

    Accounting regulators want two audit firm partners to review each public company's audits and interim reports.

  • Banker in a Box

    Dave Lindorff

    Oracle's Hyperion Strategic Finance provides the kind of financial modeling and simulations outside consultants charge big fees for.

  • Staying Alert and Alive

    Russ Banham

    Risk managers are stressed out these days dealing with the solvency issues surrounding some major insurers and the impact of the recession.

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