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The Centre for Risk Research and Munich Re collaborate on risk matrix design project

Published: 11 December 2018
Centre for Risk Research

On 11th December 2018 the Centre for Risk Research hosted a seminar to conclude a research collaboration between Southampton Business School and Munich Re Insurance Company.

For several months, a Project Team at Southampton Business School has been working to extract risk information from US Securities and Exchange Commission 10-K risk reports. Using this data, the project team designed a new risk classification architecture, or “risk matrix”. The matrix was specifically designed to comprise both high-level general risk categories and more specific risk subcategories, and covers companies within six different industries.

At the seminar, representatives of both the project team and Munich Re discussed the many advantages of this risk matrix solution for companies who decide to use it.

The Project Leader, Dr Alasdair Marshall thanked Fragkiska Roussou and Felipe Costa Sperb (Research Associates) for their tremendous contribution in carrying out the detailed analysis which made the project a success. Both Fragkiska and Felipe have studied risk management at Southampton Business School; Fragkiska will shortly graduate with a MSc and Felipe with a PhD.  


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Pictured from left to right are: Fragkiska Roussou (Southampton Business School), Dirk Schafer (Munich Re), Alasdair Marshall (Southampton Business School), Wolfgang Boffo (Munich Re), Philipp Spee (Munich Re) and Felipe Costa Sperb (Southampton Business School). Wolfgang is pictured holding a copy of the project report: Risk Radar: a methodology to categorise risks disclosed on SEC 10-K reports.


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