RiskMetrics Group Announces Fall Series on Managing Diverse Risks During the Financial Crisis

12 November 2008

RiskMetrics Group, a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance services to the global financial community, today announced a Fall 2008 Interview Series led by experts in the areas of risk, governance, and accounting that addresses the current financial crisis. The series, Conversations on Managing Diverse Risks During the Financial Crisis, provides financial market participants with access to a range of perspectives on managing risks during an unprecedented period of market turmoil.

The line-up for the series includes interviews with a number of RiskMetrics Group and industry experts on a wide range of topics, including: managing credit and counterparty credit risk, improving disclosure around retail structured products, a look ahead to proxy season 2009 in the U.S. and Europe, executive compensation and the bailout, and sustainability risk management in 2009 among other areas. The first two interviews Managing Credit and Counterparty Credit Risk and Comparing Historical and Present Market Volatility are already available online.

“The fields of risk management, corporate governance and forensic accounting all intersect with the financial crisis,” said Cheryl Gustitus, Head of Corporate Communications at RiskMetrics Group. “That’s why now more than ever market participants are seeking to enhance their understanding of the risks inherent in their portfolios.”

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