Mastering Risk Management: A practical guide to understanding and managing risk

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February 2022

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Mastering Risk Management: A practical guide to understanding and managing risk


A practical guide, from the basic techniques, through to advanced applications, showing you what risk management is, and how you can develop a successful strategy for your company.

Table of Contents

Part 1: SETTING THE SCENE: what is Risk management?
1. What do we mean by Risk Management?
2. The business Benefits of Risk Management
3. Risk Management and Culture
4. Risk Appetite
5. Implementing a Risk management framework
6. Independent Assurance

Part 2 RISK MANAGEMENT TOOLS: what tools do we have to identify, manage and monitor Risk management?
7. Risk management and Risk and Control Assessments
8. Risk management and KRI/KCI
9. Risk management and Events
10. Risk management, Stress testing and Scenarios
11. Risk management and Reporting

Part 3: THE PRACTICAL BUSINESS SIDE OF Risk management: what keeps management awake at night?
12. People risk management
13. Reputation risk management
14. Information Security risk management [all data]
15. Cyber risk management [electronic data]
16. Business Survival risk
17. Third party and outsourcing risk management
18. How do you model Risk management? - Questions to ask
19. How do you challenge the model? - Questions to ask

Back Cover

Mastering Risk Management provides a step-by-step guide from the basic to advanced elements of risk management. Following the 3-part framework, it covers:

  • What do we mean by risk management?
  • Risk management tools
  • What keeps management awake at night

  • Focusing on practical applications, it gives you the knowledge needed to understand what risk management is and puts in place a workable way of managing it.


    Tony Blunden is an Executive Director of Chase Cooper Limited, a risk management solutions company that provides solutions for enterprise risk including broad risk management approaches such as Sarbanes-Oxley.  He heads its consultancy division and has worked with over 250 international organisations.  During his over 30 years in risk management he has spoken at over 100 international conferences and contributed to a wide variety of publications, all on risk management. He is an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, the Governance Institute.

    John Thirlwell has worked in financial services in the City of London, both an executive and non-executive director on banking and insurance boards for over 30 years.  He is currently non-executive Chair of the Board of a consumer credit company and a board adviser on risk management.  He was Chief Risk Officer and a director of an investment bank and was a director of the British Bankers’ Association where he was responsible for negotiating risk aspects of the Basel Capital Accord and EU Capital Requirements Directive.  He founded and chaired the BBA’s Global Operational Loss Database.