The Institute of Risk Management is delighted to announce that the Institute of Operational Risk will be joining the IRM group.

This comes following a vote at the IOR Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, 22nd May in London.

IRM’s prime objective is to provide education and training for the global risk management community, and support the profession with cutting edge thought leadership. The IOR has the same and complementary purpose focused on operational risk. Both organisations recognise that strong benefits and synergies can be achieved by coming together.

The IRM will in particular provide full support for the promotion of the IOR Certificate in Operational Risk. This will become part of the IRM’s global portfolio of qualifications, complementing the International Certificate and Diploma in ERM, and the new Digital Risk Management Certificate.

IRM will be funding a major joint research project to advance thinking in operational risk management and contribute to further qualifications development. IRM and IOR are jointly committed to advancing the practice of operational risk management as we enter the fourth industrial revolution.

The development of a global network of risk practitioners and professionals delivering value and service at a local and regional level is a key strategy of both the IRM and IOR. The Chapters and Groups of the two organisations will co-operate at a regional level to provide global support for members and the wider risk management community.

The IOR brand will be retained and will continue to represent excellence in the practice and profession of operational risk management.

Socrates Coudounaris, CFIRM, Chairman, IRM said:

“The IRM has a long and productive association with the Institute of Operational Risk. We have built our partnership on the common ground between us and the joint interest we have in providing excellent education and training to the wider global risk community in ERM and in operational risk.

Our groups and chapters complement one another. We believe it is in the interest of both institutes to further deepen and extend our strategic relationship. The exact form of the future strategy is currently under discussion but we are positive that whatever the direction taken the outcome will be in the best interests of the risk management profession.”

George Clark, FIOR, Chair of the IOR said:

“This is a wonderful opportunity for both the IOR and IRM to make a difference to the conversation on the future of Operational Risk management and practice.

We know that we have much in common and this new relationship leverages both greater scale and complementary thought leadership and competencies. I am certain our members and wider communities will benefit greatly.”

IRM And IOR 2