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Risk Management Resource Center

Managing risk is important at any time. Given the renewed volatility and uncertainty surrounding currencies, interest rates and commodities, how should your company be hedging these exposures? What's the outlook for the euro and other currencies? What's the outlook for long term interest rates? What are potential short and long term effects from the ongoing debt crisis on U.S. corporations? Does your company have the right policies and metrics in place to accurately measure your risk exposures?

The AFP Risk Management Resource Center is here to provide information on solutions and best practices to manage your essential risk needs.

Featured Risk Resources

Risk Communication: Aligning the Board and C-Suite
RSCH_14_RskComm_OWWhtPaper_Thumb Effective risk communication between the board of directors and the C-suite is critical. Without it, leadership teams struggle to provide the board with information necessary to address the key sources of uncertainty in strategic and financial plans, and boards fail to provide the necessary oversight and guidance. Unfortunately, many executives and board members are frustrated by the mismatch between the risk information that is provided to the board and the information that is requested. Risk Communication: Aligning the Board and C-Suite, developed by Oliver Wyman, the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), examines what it takes to develop best-in-class risk communication.

Additional publications in the series:  
2014 AFP Risk Survey
RSCH14_RiskSrvy_Thumb.png AFP and Oliver Wyman have partnered to produce a series of annual risk management surveys to study the impact that uncertainty has on Treasury and Finance. Financial professionals at many organizations are faced with the challenge of forecasting earnings in a new era of uncertainty. Volatility, interdependence, the increasing speed of change and what in the past were only-once-in-100-year long-tail events (or black swans) are now, more than ever, defining the operating environment for business. The 2014 AFP Risk Survey concentrates on how companies are integrating risk information into their business and financial planning.

CTC Guide to Enterprise Risk Management

This is not the typical Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) guide. Instead it focuses on the experiences of five companies and their ERM programs. Based on extensive interviews with corporate risk practitioners and experts and including quantitative data, this practitioner's guide presents detailed examples of the ways in which companies have approached ERM and how their efforts provide valuable insight into leading ERM practices.

Download the full guide. (AFP Members Only)
Download the executive summary.


Whitepaper: Defining Your Risk Appetite
FPA-13_RiskAppetite_Thumb Most directors recognize that a well-defined risk appetite is crucial to business success. But few of the companies they oversee have been able to unlock the full benefits that such a framework provides. Developing an effective framework is crucial as complex risks rapidly change the way businesses must operate.

In Practice Guide: Six Steps to Assess Commodity Risk Exposure
RSCH-CommoditiesGuideCover Given the current and future trends in commodity prices and volatility, every company must better understand its true commodity exposure. A commodity risk management program can help. Most organizations, particularly those in the middle of the value chain, can improve their commodity risk analytics.

Additional Risk Resources


Risk sessions from the 2012 AFP Annual Conference


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