Strategic Focus: Top 5 Risk Megatrends For 2024

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Executive Summary

For firms across all industries, 2023 has been a challenging year – and it appears that 2024 will be even more difficult. Managing risks has become an enormous task for executives and senior leadership, given the speed of market change, the complexity of emerging events and the increasing materiality of their impacts. Throughout 2024, risk executives will confront a diverse and complex barrage of events, testing the strength of their operational resilience programmes, as they attempt to preserve business integrity. In this report, Verdantix outlines the top five risk megatrends for 2024. We explore the potential implications for firms tackling these challenges and consider how technology can support senior leadership in surfing the upcoming waves of disruption.

Table of contents

Top five risk megatrends for 2024
Unveiling the likely disruptive forces of 2024
What are the operational implications for firms?
Technology: the enabler for the risk practice of the future

Table of figures

Figure 1. Top risks in 2023 
Figure 2. Software and technology risk ecosystem
Figure 3. Spend on risk management technology

About the authors

Katelyn Johnson

Senior Manager, Risk Management
Katelyn is a Principal Analyst in the Verdantix Risk Management practice. Her current research agenda focuses on climate risk and its integration into risk management frameworks. Prior to joining Verdantix, Katelyn was a climate scientist at GNS Science in New Zealand. She has previously held roles in the energy industry, where she helped projects manage risk due to weather and ocean phenomena. Katelyn holds a PhD in Geology from Victoria University of Wellington and an MS in Earth Sciences from Ohio State University – both focusing on climate science – as well as a BS in Meteorology from Texas A&M University.

Daniel Garcia

Senior Manager
Daniel is a risk and compliance subject-matter expert (SME), with over 16 years of global experience, having worked for major financial institutions and consulting firms in Latin America, Europe and Asia. He leads the Verdantix Risk Management practice, where he steers market research intelligence and provides Advisory services on risk and compliance matters. Daniel has a BA in Economics and an MSc in Capital Markets and Financial Engineering.

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