Risk Management $ Insurance/ Actuarial Science
At the Insurance department office
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Topic: RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE/ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
Influence of Capital structure on the Financial performance of general Insurance business in Nigeria
|1.||M.Sc (RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE)||UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS.||2019|
THE EFFECT OF ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF INSURANCE COMPANIES IN NIGERIA (A STUDY OF SELECTED INSURANCE COMPANIES IN LAGOS STATE)
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), According to the Casualty Actuarial Society, ERM is defined as “the discipline by which an enterprise in any industry assesses, controls, exploits, finances, and monitors risks from all sources for the purpose of increasing the enterprise's short- and long-term value to its stakeholders.” Managing risk is a major issue in today’s changing business environment. In recent years, however, a paradigm shift has occurred regarding the way to view risk management. In Nigeria, insurance companies have had to battle with several risks, including payment of premium by clients, false pretense of insurance claim, limited understanding of how insurance companies operate, especially among the illiterate population leading to low patronage of insurance products coupled with other externalities including changes in currency rates and inflation. These challenges greatly affects the smooth operations of insurance companies and have increasingly affected the progress of insurance in Nigeria. This study is aimed at accessing the effects of Enterprise Risk Management on organization performance in Insurance companies in Nigeria. Organizational performance of insurance companies is driven by the quality of allocation to tangible and intangible assets. It is driven by past activities of the company which impact on the current and the future. The data used were collected through primary sources with the use of structured questionnaire and were analysed through Descriptive statistics with the use of correlation to test the relationship between the variables. The result shows that financial risk, market risk, liquidity risk and operational risk significantly influences organizational performance. In conclusion, the researcher recommended that holistic risk management approach and quick claim settlement should be practised in insurance companies in Nigeria.
ABIODUN KEHINDE is a Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Insurance
ABIODUN has a M.Sc in RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE from UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS.