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Cambridge Global Risk Index 2019: Launch Event


Willis Towers Watson
Conference Suite 
51 Lime Street 

The Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies will hold a launch event for the 2019 update of the Cambridge Global Risk Index. The conference will feature key research from the Centre on modelling catastrophe risk to business activities, as well as provide perspectives on their new and emerging risk challenges. 

The Centre has launched the Cambridge Global Risk Index to bring business critical elements of the Cambridge Risk Framework into focus. Using the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies' taxonomy of threats, the Centre is researching the catastrophic disruption to economic activities caused by multi-threat events. The Global Risk Index allows users to understand the economic implications of a variety of risks and use the GDP@metric to enhance their preparedness and resilience. In this way, governments and firms will be better equipped to deal with risks in the future, some of which they may not have previously encountered. Conference topics will include an integrated risk outlook for 2019, better understanding of corporate risk profiling, and seeing opportunities for the insurance industry through risk science. 

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15:30-16:00 Registration and coffee
16:00-16:20 Welcome: Cambridge Global Risk Vision
16:20-16:40 Session one
16:40-17:00 Session two
17:00-17:45 Panel discussion
17:45-18:00 Closing remarks
18:00-19:00 Networking reception

Note: Programme subject to change

Andrew Coburn

Director of Advisory Board, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Andrew is a Founder and Director of the Centre for Risk Studies' External Advisory Board, and Senior Vice President at Risk Management Solutions, the leading provider of catastrophe risk models to the insurance industry. He is a also a Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School. 

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Daniel Ralph

Academic Director, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Professor Daniel Ralph is a Founder and Academic Director of the Centre for Risk Studies, Professor of Operations Research at the Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Churchill College. Daniel's research interests include identification and management of systemic risk, risk aversion in investment, economic equilibria models and optimisation methods. Management stress tests, via selection and construction of catastrophe scenarios, is one focus of his work in the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies. Another is the role and expression of risk management within organisations. Daniel engages across scientific and social science academia, a variety of commercial and industrial sectors, and government policy making. He was Editor-in-Chief of Mathematical Programming (Series B) from 2007-2013. 

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Simon Ruffle

Director of Research & Innovation, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Simon Ruffle is a member of the Executive Team and is responsible for the overall research framework of the Centre. He is researching into innovative sourcing of business economic data and is leading the cyber threat research track. He has a background in natural hazards and the insurance industry.

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