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Targeting a Technology Dividend in Risk Management


In our inaugural collaboration, Marsh, the Asia Pacific Risk Centre (APRC), and PARIMA, a leading professional association for risk and insurance managers, have come together to produce a new report on Targeting a Technology Dividend in Risk Management report.

The report analyses results from The Emerging Tech in Risk Management Survey of 2017, providing insights into how businesses plan to deploy technology in corporate risk management. It contains case studies and perspectives from across Marsh & McLennan Companies’ operating companies as well as from our external partners.

Digitizing The Risk Function Is More Imperative Than Ever

Risk management is becoming an increasingly crucial member of the business organization. As firms navigate unpredictable economic headwinds, rapidly evolving technological landscapes and shifting socio-political and regulatory trends, investing in risk monitoring and mitigation strategies is becoming a higher priority item for the C-suite.

As risk functions gear for the uncertainty ahead, it is crucial that they recognize the large technology dividend to be gained by leveraging three key capabilities: data, analytics, and process automation. Using these technologies, risk professionals can digitize their risk function and achieve real cost savings for their firms.

Unfortunately, risk management digitization faces several obstacles. Budgetary constraints and a lack of support from senior management mean that though the majority of risk managers today seek to leverage emerging technologies for risk management, many simply do not have the resources to do so. It seems that risk managers today have to figure out how to do more with less.

Through survey results, case examples, and commentary from industry experts, Targeting a Technology Dividend in Risk Management shows that the long-term benefits of these technologies will widely outweigh their initial costs. It is therefore crucial for risk managers to push forth with their digitization agenda and reap the rewards that new technologies can bring to their firms.

The report closes with five practical steps for deploying new technologies in the risk function. We hope that these steps will help fuel the evolution of the risk manager into a future-proofed and dynamic profession, ready for our new age of uncertainty.