Risk Oversight: Should Your Board Have a Separate Risk Committee?
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It is generally accepted that the full board has overall responsibility for risk oversight, mirroring the board’s responsibility for overseeing strategy. In deciding how to organize itself to oversee risk and risk management, the question arises as to whether the board should establish a separate risk committee. This article explores that question and provides examples to clarify the role and responsibility of a separate risk committee in situations where the board decides to establish one.