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About the presenters:

 Chris MandelChristopher E. Mandel
Executive Vp-Professional Services
rPM3 Solutions L.L.C
Founder and President
Excellence in Risk Management L.L.C.
San Antonio

Christopher E. Mandel is Executive Vp-Professional Services for rPM3 Solutions L.L.C. and the founder and president of Excellence in Risk Management L.L.C., both independent consulting firms specializing in governance, risk and compliance, with a special emphasis on enterprise risk management. From 2001-2010, Mr. Mandel was head of enterprise risk management for USAA Group, where he designed, developed and led the enterprisewide risk management and corporate insurance centers of excellence. He also was named Business Insurance’s  Risk Manager of the Year in 2004. Mr. Mandel holds a B.S. in business management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MBA in finance from George Mason University.

chris TaylorChristopher A. Taylor
Head of Financial Institutions
Zurich North America


Christopher A. Taylor heads the Financial Institutions group at Zurich North America in Baltimore.  Since joining Zurich in late 1994, Mr. Taylor has worked to provide insurance and risk management solutions to financial institutions. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has held a number of management and leadership positions in underwriting, marketing and sales. Mr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and holds an MBA from Loyola University. In addition, he studied advanced business concepts at both Columbia University and the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Moderating the live online webinar:

Mike Tsikoudakis
Business Insurance
Associate Editor
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Counting on ERM: How Financial Institutions Can Benefit From Enterprise Risk Management

The financial crisis brought enterprise risk management to the forefront for many senior executives across various financial institutions and sparked complex questions about risk tolerance and risk taking. Risk management failures led to losses for financial institutions during and after the crisis, and there is growing pressure on ERM programs to add value to the overall organization.

Implementing an effective ERM approach to achieve a common understanding of risk appetite and risk tolerance across the organization can help financial institutions succeed. Such a common understanding can mitigate problems caused by inappropriate risk taking, compensation practices that might be misaligned with the institution’s risk tolerance, compliance issues and other problems associated with inappropriate employee behaviors or activities.

This free webinar is geared to help you understand the ways ERM can help financial institutions such as banks, credit unions and insurers.