In a podcast, hosts Len and Dean discussed the heightened focus on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) within financial institutions. They highlighted the regulatory pressure spurred by issues like compliance, bank failures, Climate Risk, ESG factors, and political influences. Dean pointed out common gaps in ERM policies, such as lack of coverage for technology systems, strategic plans, and talent management.
He advised that ERM policies should emphasize data and technology structures for reporting, mention strategic plans, and reference "Talent Management" for skill enhancement. The conversation concluded with a recommendation for risk managers and senior executives to review and enhance their ERM policies based on these insights to withstand future regulatory scrutiny.