Risk Management Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old risk management quotes, risk management sayings, and risk management proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The essence of risk management is the management of risks, not the management of returns.     

Benjamin Graham

For most organizations, the lack of a consistent risk management framework leaves a lot of important and timely information trapped in documents and in people's heads. Effective information management not only helps make business operations more efficient, but also mitigates risk. Most organizations are so busy just trying to manage structured information that they haven't yet addressed unstructured content — much less given enough attention to litigation risk associated with information.     


To competently perform rectifying security service, two critical incident response elements are necessary: information and organization.     

Robert E. Davis

Stronger regulation and supervision aimed at problems with underwriting practices and lenders' risk management would have been a more effective and surgical approach to constraining the housing bubble than a general increase in interest rates.     

Ben Bernanke

Risk management systems and controls may discourage or limit certain revenue-generating opportunities. Failure to ensure the independence of these functions from the revenue generators and risk takers has been shown to be dangerous, and this is something for which the board is accountable.     

Jerome Powell