Risk Radar 2011: How Firms Are Navigating Risk

The EIU’s report investigates the key risks business executives are facing in 2011, and the ways in which firms are addressing these risks.

 

Key Findings:

  • Firms see volatile exchange rates as the top risk for the year ahead.
  • There is evidence of a “preparedness gap” in some areas of risk.
  • Firms may be overconfident about their capacity to deal with risk.
  • A significant minority of firms are increasing their appetite for risk.
  • Perceptions of risk vary between industries and across regions.
  • Longer-term shifts in risk management are underway despite resource constraints.

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