Martin Pergler is an expert in risk management and risk-informed decisionmaking (decisions under uncertainty). He is founder and principal at Balanced Risk Strategies, Ltd. and was previously Senior Risk Expert at McKinsey & Company. He currently lives in Ottawa, Canada, but serves clients worldwide and has in particular spent extended periods based in Chicago, Prague, Singapore, as well as Montréal.
The following is a selection of Martin's readily available articles and conference presentations as of late 2014; a fuller and more up to date list is maintained here. See also a periodic blog of ideas and events.McKinsey on Finance, Making better decisions about the risks of capital projects, May 2014
McKinsey Working Papers on Risk #51, Strategic commodity and cash-flow-at-risk modeling for corporates, November 2013
YouTube interview at the Cambridge Judge Business School, Value of risk through informed tradeoffs, based on a talk at the Cambridge University Centre for Risk Studies Annual Summit, June 2013
McKinsey Working Papers on Risk #49, The hypotenuse and corporate risk modeling, April 2013
McKinsey Working Papers on Risk #44, Concrete steps for CFOs to improve strategic risk management, April 2013
McKinsey Working Papers on Risk #40, ERM: What's different in the corporate world and why, December 2012, based on a presentation at the GARP annual conference in February 2012.
The Conference Board Director Notes, Risk oversight practices: insights from corporate directors, September 2010
McKinsey Quarterly, Risk: Seeing around the corners, October 2009
McKinsey Quarterly, Reducing risk in your manufacturing footprint, April 2009, based on a more technical presentation at the "Real Options Valuation in the Global Economy" conference, Rio de Janeiro, July 2008.
In addition, the following are accessible to members/subscribers of the relevant channels (please search)
"Chinese Company Risk Management Transformation Is of Great Urgency”, article in China Business News, May 20, 2011 (in Mandarin)
Presentations at the GARP annual conference in 2008 ("Moving from risk management to risk-informed decisionmaking") and 2009 ("Upgrading your risk assessment for uncertain times")
Presentations at the AFP Executive Institute in 2008 ("Seeing around the corner: navigating today's risky world"), their Corporate Risk Forum in 2009 ("Identifying and understanding emerging risks"), and the Executive Institute again in 2011 ("The culture of risk")
"As the greenback plummets, protection is possible", brief article in The Globe and Mail (March 2008)