How you manage risk to your organisation isn’t just about avoiding disruption – it is often the driving force behind growth and profit in the long-term.
At BW, we believe risk teams should be just as accountable for creating opportunity for risk and reward as they are for mitigating problems. Our independent risk advisory services are therefore focused on generating better-informed decisions on risk that lead to better business outcomes, whether your needs relate to your people, financial security, sustainability, crisis planning or all of the above.
Our risk analytics services range from the use of sophisticated risk management tools and AI to dedicated data analysis from our risk consultants, through to embedding our experts into your organisation to ensure business resilience for the years ahead.
With a team of over 150 specialists on hand, we’re here to help you achieve readiness for whatever challenges may come.
A crisis simulation tool for your needs
Our Crisis Management Simulation Tool is an online, realistic, objectives-based way to facilitate exercises with teams globally and, as needed, remotely. Find out how it could prove essential to your business.Learn more
Real time decision analytics
As part of our real time decision analytics offering, BW deploys the BW Swarm Artificial Intelligence (AI) interactive platform to substantially amplify the knowledge and wisdom of your team.Find out more
Unlocking your Employer DNA
The precise way your business operates is unique. Decoding your Employer DNA can give you the insights and actions that will allow your business to evolve and thrive.Discover more
Risk experts you can rely on
Our independence allows us to objectively review your risk objectives, so you can be assured our advice is conflict-free and that we recommend the most appropriate solutions for your organisation and its needs.
Wealth of expertise
Our team of over 150 experts specialise in a wide range of areas, including people risk to help you better attract and retain talent or improve wellbeing, to financial risk to better manage pensions liabilities on your balance sheet or reduce your customer acquisition cost.
Working collaboratively within the firm and with our clients is at the very heart of what we do. We work closely with you to understand your unique circumstances and to help uncover and confront your key risk factors.
Our services help you survive and thrive
Our approach to risk involves unlocking your organisation’s DNA – getting under its skin, uncovering what makes it unique and helping you identify the information that will allow your business to thrive in a competitive environment. Applying actuarial science is core to this approach. Find out more about Employer DNA.
Our risk professionals deploy and facilitate the identification of risks for all departments and projects at organisations. In comparison to the traditional risk identification workshops, our methodology utilises digital tools to better harness the multiple perspectives within an organisation, giving the leadership more visibility of the risks they face and revealing previously hidden risks. This is further enhanced and scaled by utilising our data analytics capability to include all staff at an organisation.
Our very pragmatic approach to risk appetite and tolerance will produce more than a well written statement for the client. Utilising technology and leveraging the commercial acumen of our risk professionals, the leadership of an organisation will better understand the risks they face and collectively agree risk appetite and tolerance on a more granular level than before, ensuring that the leadership are not pulling the organisation in different directions and at different speeds within their respective remits.
Furthermore we implement a practical framework over existing reporting lines to communicate and instil the risk appetite and tolerance of the leadership throughout the organisation, reducing cognitive dissonance between those who make decisions and those who deliver the actions, whilst automating the escalation of risks and response actions when needed. This is further enhanced by utilising AI decision analytics software to bring precision, optimisation and speed to group decision making.
Giving risk managers and decision makers an overview of risk management information in one place, increasing visibility of risk, reducing time for reporting and giving business insights through the analysis of data.
We place our risk professionals at organisations on an ongoing basis. This may be as interim cover, to setup and build a risk function, or to temporarily expand the capability of an organisation’s risk team for a particular project. We will either provide one of our risk professionals full time or deploy a more agile solution that harnesses the collective experience and skills from various disciplines and sectors at our firm.
This is a combination of CROs from regulated sectors, compliance professionals, leaders in ERM and insurance, risk coordinators and risk subject matter experts who would be utilised when most suited to the task in hand.
At the core of managing risk at an organisation is the framework that supports the process. Our risk professionals work with organisations to review, design and implement risk management frameworks and processes that leverage existing organisational resources and better support the needs of the organisation.
Risk Assurance gives confidence that an organisation’s intent stated in policies is executed effectively in controls, and that the intent is aligned with risk appetite.
Our risk consultants hold a variety of qualifications, certifications and accreditations within the risk profession. They regularly partner with leading risk management bodies, including the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) and AIRMIC.
How we approach risk advice and analytics
The range of risk advisory and analytic services we offer is intrinsically linked to how we work – our 'ACDC' (analyse, consult, deliver, check) approach.
Analyse is the bedrock to our approach, providing the data analytics and the technical and market knowledge that underpin our tailored advice. Across Consult and Deliver, we work with you to identify the most appropriate solutions for your circumstances and objectives, and then support the delivery of these to your required timelines and preferences. Through Check, we help you to review your arrangements so that these remain suitable and compliant, with your objectives being met.