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The Centre for Risk Studies provides frameworks for recognising, assessing and managing the impacts of systemic threats. The research programme is concerned with catastrophes and how their impacts ripple across an increasingly connected world with consequent effects on the international economy, financial markets, firms in the financial sectors and global corporations. To test our research outputs and guide our research agenda, the Centre engages with the business community, government policy makers, regulators and industry bodies.


At the heart of the Centre is a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of individuals drawn from varied fields researching a range of topics as diverse as cyber insurance to geopolitical conflict.

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The Risk Prize

An annual competition held with McKinsey & Company to recognise the best submission on risk management by a current postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge and the School.

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The Centre runs an active programme of events in which academics, business leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders discuss and develop responses to risk-management issues.

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Currently pursuing many inter-related research tracks, exploring a wide range of different threats and developing a common framework for risk analysis aimed at quantifying resilience.

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Risk Summits

Annually bringing together senior executives and decision makers from business, government and industry backgrounds, as well as a variety of researchers, to explore pressing issues in risk management.

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Meet our inspiring Cambridge MBA professors: Danny Ralph

From taking a risk at Cambridge Judge Business School to founding the CJBS Centre for Risk Studies, we meet Daniel Ralph, Professor…

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How your firm can defend itself from a ransomware attack

Ransom was paid in 72% of ransomware cases in which companies sought professional assistance, says report by Centre for Risk Studies at…

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Media coverage

Tech Crunch: Risilience, a climate analytics and risk assessment platform for enterprises, raises $26M

Rislience, a risk-analytics spinout company from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in an article about…

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