New Study Proves ERM Provides Significant Value

In what may be the first study to measure the value of Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) programs, researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Mississippi have determined that effective ERM programs can deliver a 16.5% premium in overall company value.  Here is what they have to say about contributing factors to the increase in value.

Firms that engage in ERM are able to better understand the aggregate risk inherent in different business activities. This provides them with a more objective basis for resource allocation, thus improving capital efficiency and return on equity. A further source of value from ERM programs arises due to improved information about the firm’s risk profile. Outsiders are more likely to have difficulty in assessing the financial strength and risk profile of firms that are highly financially and operationally complex. ERM enables these financially opaque firms to better inform outsiders of their risk profile and also serves as a signal of their commitment to risk management. By improving risk management disclosure, ERM is likely to reduce the expected costs of regulatory scrutiny and external capital.

In a challenging economic environment, this study proves that companies will be well served to invest in effective ERM programs.  Not only will companies realize an increase in value, but will gain a significant competitive advantage that will drive longer-term increases in value.  Wheelhouse Advisors specializes in building ERM programs to help companies achieve these advantages.  To learn more, visit

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Wheelhouse Advisors LLC is the publisher of The ERM Current™, an online publication and blog dedicated to providing the latest updates on current trends in Enterprise Risk Management & Control. Wheelhouse Advisors provides cost-effective Enterprise Risk Management & Control solutions to both large and mid-size corporations. To learn more about Wheelhouse Advisors, please visit our web site at

One Response to New Study Proves ERM Provides Significant Value

  1. PSI says:

    Yes, Enterprise Risk Management helps to reduce the expected costs of external capital.
    A central goal and challenge of ERM is improving this capability and coordination, while integrating the output to provide a unified picture of risk for stakeholders and improving the organization’s ability to manage the risks effectively.

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