Oliver Wyman provides leading financial institutions with custom solutions covering all aspects of risk management, including its application to financial management. Decades of work with the world's top 100 financial institutions have given us a unique global perspective on the challenges they face.More
Oliver Wyman Risk Management works with CFOs and other senior finance and risk management executives of leading corporations and financial institutions. We provide a range of services that provide effective, customized solutions to the challenges presented by the evolving roles, needs and priorities of these individuals and organizations
Finance & Risk
Global Risk & Trading
Oliver Wyman's Global Risk & Trading practice enables the world's top industrial corporations and commodity trading organizations to gain competitive advantages by assisting them with managing risk across their businesses more effectively. By working with global leaders in a broad range of industries, our practice has developed unique capabilities that help industrial corporations and commodity trading organizations create value and maximize their performance by making risk-adjusted strategy, investment and capital allocation decisions.
Our practice works with clients to measure and manage risk at all levels within their organization - from the board and executive suite to line management. Drawing upon resources from across our division with decades of specialized expertise in risk management as well as the deep knowledge that partners in other parts of Oliver Wyman possess of specific industries, regulatory issues, economic trends and leadership development, we anticipate unprecedented challenges in our clients' competitive environments and deliver comprehensive customized solutions quickly that improve their operations and risk-return profile.
Our practice supports top corporations in embedding risk and volatility management into decision-making processes across their organizations. Whether strategic, counterparty, commodity or large project risks, we offer advice on the frameworks and best practices that improve a company's financial performance by improving its risk-adjusted decision making.
Leading commodity traders count on our practice to create the risk-adjusted infrastructure necessary for their organizations to optimize value. We support our clients on all matters related to the risks they encounter in their business ranging from building trading processes, tackling strategic challenges, to establishing an appropriate governance structure and the required risk methodologies.
Key Areas of Insight
- Risk-based portfolio strategy
- Risk management frameworks, governance and organization
- Commodity, FX, interest rate and credit risk hedging strategies
- Risk appetite, risk capital frameworks and risk-based performance measurement
- Large capital project and supply chain risk management
- Strategy and portfolio management
- Governance and organization
- Systems selection and process design
- Building and expanding trading businesses
- Risk management frameworks, exposure models and policies
Global Risk Center
The Global Risk Center is Oliver Wyman's research institute dedicated to analyzing increasingly complex risks that are reshaping industries, governments, and societies. Its mission is to assist decision makers to address these risks through research and insights that combine Oliver Wyman’s rigorous analytical approach to risk management with leading thinking from research partners.
The center’s current research program addresses four broad themes designed to help facilitate a productive dialogue about risks by policy makers, boards of directors, CEOs, and other senior executives. Click on each theme below to learn more:
Oliver Wyman's Global Risk Center leads and collaborates on research with top professional associations, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions around the world, focusing on issues involving risks that affect multiple industries and nations. Our recent work includes collaborations with organizations such as:
- The Association for Financial Professionals
- The International Risk Governance Council
- The National Association of Corporate Directors
- The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
- The Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
- The World Energy Council
- The World Economic Forum
Compliance & Governance
Oliver Wyman's Compliance and Governance practice works with financial institutions to ensure that their compliance and governance frameworks, practices and organizations are robust and managed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, and that any compliance issues that arise are addressed quickly, effectively and efficiently.
Diagnostics and Education for Boards and Senior Management
Full comprehensive understanding enables boards and senior management to navigate and address complex regulatory and compliance issues. Therefore, we help boards and senior management design appropriate governance frameworks, and understand the strategic implications of regulatory changes. In addition to creating processes by which senior leadership can view enterprise risks, we provide lucid, timely analysis.
Rationalization of Compliance, Audit and Operational Risk Functions
While evaluating the roles, responsibilities and processes associated with these functions, we identify commonalities and synergies to improve efficiency while meeting compliance goals.
By helping firms to improve their control environments, we enable senior management to delegate authority and to develop best practice-policy and procedural frameworks consistent with regulators' expectations and the organization's risk appetite.