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Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a systematic and methodical approach to identifying and managing an organization’s business risks. Enterprise Risk Management provides a practical and time tested method to a) align risk appetite with strategic goals, b) deploy resources more efficiently & effectively, c)reduce operational losses and d)improve risk response.

In the wake of dynamic market conditions and regulatory initiatives, protecting shareholders’ interests is becoming a top priority for managements across various industries.. Today’s businesses across the globe increasingly seek better decision-making capabilities, greater shareholder value and stronger internal controls in order to attain greater shareholder value. External perceptions of a company are affected by the risks it faces and the manner in which these risks are managed. While no business is immune to risks, managing them to create a sustainable shareholder value is the critical challenge. Businesses need to have an approach to meet this challenge.

Regulatory requirement

Clause 49 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Listing agreement, which came into effect on January 1, 2006, says:

“The Company shall lay down procedures to inform board members about the risk assessment and minimization procedures. These procedures shall be periodically reviewed to ensure that executive management controls risk through means of a properly defined framework.”

The clause also makes the CEO/CFO certification on Internal Controls mandatory.

The Solution

The solution lies in having an enterprise wide initiative involving all levels of management and steered by the Board of Directors is the need of the hour. A well-defined Internal Control Framework (ICF) and structured approach to risk management i.e. ERM not only limits the damage to the company but also enables it to capture opportunities well in advance.


Potential benefits of adopting an integrated approach to Internal Control and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frameworks include:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of risks across all levels within the organization
  • Improve ability to prevent, quickly detect, correct and escalate critical risk issues.
  • Align risk appetite and corporate strategy
  • Improve risk responses and reduce operational surprises and losses
  • Enhance comfort level of board and other stakeholders that critical risks have been identified and are being managed in a systematic manner.

What We Do

RSM Astute can help your company address risk in several key areas, including:

  • Risk Management
    • Policy and Framework designing
    • Risk Identification
    • Risk Assessment
  • Internal control assessment
  • Process improvement and operational effectiveness
  • Security and Technology solutions (IT business risk management, data management and information security)
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Fraud and Antifraud Programs (Detection as well as Prevention)

Advantage RSM Astute

  • Strategic alliance with RSM McGladrey Inc., US for contemporary solutions and access to best practices. The combined team of RSM McGladrey and RSM Astute comprise of over 400 specialised personnel serving clients across various industry segments.
  • Structured approach and methodology based on recognized global frameworks i.e. COSO etc.
  • Skilled Risk Management professionals with extensive experience in ERM deliverables.
  • Extensive use of ARMS (RSM Astute Risk Management Solution) tool.
  • RSM Astute Consulting Group (along with its affiliates) together has been ranked as the 5th largest accounting and consulting group in India (International Accounting Bulletin - September 2010).
  • Extensive experience in advisory, taxation and accounting matters across various industries and service verticals.
  • Multi-disciplinary team of professionals comprising of Chartered Accountants, MBAs, Engineers, Company Secretaries, CISA / DISA, Cost Accountants and Law graduates.
  • Indian personnel strength of over 800 people having expertise in diverse fields and Nation wide presence.
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