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  • Risk Institute leads nationwide initiative to curb distracted driving

    Distracted Driving

    The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is leading a nationwide initiative comprised of dozens of companies, government entities, and researchers seeking to combine leading-edge research with industry expertise in order to predict and curb distracted driving behaviors. The project officially kicked off on Wednesday, February 22 at a roundtable discussion at The Fisher College of Business. 

    Want to read more or get involved? Of course you do. 

  • The Risk Series - Education for Executives

    The Risk Institute, Digital Disruption, Jan 2016The 2016 - 2017 Risk Series continues on Tuesday, June 20th with M&A Risk. The session will focus on balancing the risk and reward of this complicated and high stakes strategy.  Learn from experts about current research, discuss the financing of these deals, learn what might make your company a potential target and best practices if your firms is looking to acquire. Visit The Risk Instiute Executive Education page for more information on this and other sessions.

  • Third Annual Survey On Integrated Risk Management

    RI Sp2017 SurveyThe Risk Institute has unveiled findings from its third Annual Survey on Integrated Risk Management. The research initiative focuses on how U.S. companies view the role of risk management, how it is structured and the ways it is integrated to support business decisions. For a summary of the findings and a link to the complete results, visit The Risk Institute research page.

  • June 29 Breakfast Panel: Repurposing Retail


    The retail environment has undergone tremendous changes over the last decade. The decline of enclosed regional malls presents unprecedented challenges and opportunities to both businesses and municipalities. Our panel will discuss how are businesses and cities adapting to this changing environment and what challenges still lie ahead.

    • Michael Coleman, former mayor of city of Columbus
    • Amy Taylor, COO, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation
    • John Meder, Head of Risk Advisory Practice, Wells Fargo Insurance
    • Carrie Barclay, Asset Strategies Group

    When: June 29, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
    Where: Mason Hall Rotunda

    Registration site


    Sponsored by The Risk Institute and The Center for Real Estate 

  • The Digital Revolution takes center stage at 2017 Annual Conference

    Aneesh Chopra_RIAnnualConf2017The Risk Institute featured a dynamic line-up of keynote speakers for its fourth annual conference. Speakers include Aneesh Chopra (first Chief Technology Officer of the United States (pictured right), Paul Zikopolous (VP Big Data Analytics for IBM) and others.  This year's event centers on the topic of The Digital Revolution and Risk Evolution. Similar to last year's conversation on governance and culture, our speakers will cover a broad range of topics related to the risk implications of how digital innovations and big data are evolving the risk practice - across business processes and industries.

    Agenda and registration coming soon!

  • Risk Institute Research Fellow Honored with OSU's Top Research Award

    Rene Stulz Risk Institute Research FellowProfessor of Finance and Risk Institute Research Fellow René Stulz was recently honored with the University Distinguished Scholar Award.  The honor, bestowed by The Ohio State University and its Office of Research, recognizes exceptional research accomplishments by senior professors.

    A world-renowned finance authority, Prof. Stulz is one of the most prolific scholars in finance with 110 articles published in prestigious journals including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial StudiesMore...


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