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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2017

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2017

2017 Top Risks Survey Hero

Key Issues Being Discussed in the Boardroom and C-Suite

Brexit. Turmoil in the Middle East and the resulting surge in immigration. Changes in national political leadership. Depressed oil prices. Monetary policies and concerns about inflation and inflated asset prices in China. Global terrorism. Escalating healthcare costs. Rapidly developing innovations from the digital technology revolution. Expanding regulation and oversight. A strong U.S. dollar.


These and a host of other significant risk drivers are all contributing to the risk dialogue in boardrooms and executive suites.


This report from Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative contains results from our fifth annual risk survey of directors and executives to obtain their views on the extent to which a broad collection of risks are likely to affect their organizations over the next year.


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Key Findings

  • The overall global business context is perceived to be noticeably more risky in 2017.
  • Concerns about economic conditions top the list of risk issues for the coming year, followed closely by regulatory changes and scrutiny.
  • Cyberthreats, information security and privacy remain critical issues for organizations to address.


Top 10 Risks for 2017:

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James DeLoach
James W. DeLoach
Managing Director