Top five business risks through 2009:
- Pricing and currency
- Supply chain
* Fire/explosion, mechanical/electrical breakdown, natural disaster
Note: 62% of financial executives expect risk from competition to increase through 2009, while only 4% expect it to decrease.
Top five emerging business risks through 2009:
- Change in competition
- Pricing volatility
- Variable client demand
- Political threat
Note: Terrorism, and pandemic, ranked very low.
Base: Survey of 500 financial executives in North America and Europe (including CFOs and treasurers) who work for companies with at least US$500 million or more in annual revenue.
Source: “Managing Business Risk Through 2009 and Beyond,” FM Global, a property and casualty insurer, Johnston, R.I., May 2007
Related: What CFOs worry about