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Philip Whittingham

European Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, XL Group

Philip Whittingham is European chief enterprise risk officer at XL Group, where he is responsible for developing risk management policy and approaches to meet the regulatory requirements of Solvency II and the Bermuda Monetary Authority. He started his career broking general insurance business in the London market before moving into risk management at a large UK insurer. He subsequently has had industry and consultancy roles centered on risk management, including at two Big Four firms, before joining XL in 2010. Whittingham is chairman of the Institute of Risk Management’s Solvency II special interest group and is course developer and lead examiner of its risk management in financial services paper. He is a regular speaker on Solvency II and risk management.


Articles by this Author

  • An Approach to Understanding Reputation Risk in Financial Services
    by Philip Whittingham
    The Oxford English Dictionary 2010 defines reputation as “the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something.” If we follow that definition, reputational risk must be the potential for loss or damage that occurs to an organization through an adverse impact on its reputation. In other words, something must happen that causes people to doubt previously held beliefs. We assume, of course, that these are “good” beliefs that...

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