Risk Maturity Index Insight Report

2015 Aon Risk Maturity Index Insight Report


Aon/Wharton School Report Reinforces Correlation between Risk Management and Financial Success for Businesses

Aon Global Risk Consulting, the risk consulting business of Aon plc, in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has released its fourth edition of the Aon Risk Maturity Index Insight Report. The findings of the report evidence a direct relationship between strong risk management practices and superior operating performance for organizations.

The 2015 Report analyzes the inverse relationship between a higher Risk Maturity Rating and lower stock price volatility as well as a direct relationship between a higher Risk Maturity Rating and superior operational financial performance. Additionally, the report’s findings reinforced the relationship between a higher Risk Maturity Rating and the relative resilience of an organization’s stock price in volatile equity, currency, and commodity market scenarios

The specific strategies organizations should implement to effectively understand and manage risk are outlined in several new key findings, including:

  •   Communication of risk management strategies, objectives and practices
  •   Collaboration in executing risk based practices across risk-based functions
  •   Consensus on strategy for cross-functional risks

The report also finds that organizations that successfully utilize risk quantification techniques experience greater transparency into the organization’s specific risk exposure and risk appetite – ultimately boosting the company’s operational performance.

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About the Aon Risk Maturity Index
The award-winning Aon Risk Maturity Index tool was developed by Aon in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. It is designed to empower risk and finance leaders to assess the maturity of their organization’s risk management structure and provide insight to support its continued development and implementation. More than 1,400 risk managers and c-suite executives were surveyed for the 2015 Index. The index measures 40 components of ‘risk maturity’ that are grouped into 10 overarching characteristics or statements of best practices. The Index is a confidential, web-based survey containing approximately 125 multiple-choice questions focused on observable practices and structures related to corporate governance, management decision making and risk management. More information and to learn how to participate, visit Risk Maturity Index