IRM warns against 'control freak' trend

Members of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) are concerned that society is becoming too risk adverse.

A show of hands at the IRM's annual Risk Forum, which was entitled Risk and Reward, showed an almost unanimous belief that regulation of behaviour has become too extensive and too detailed.

The informal expression of opinion followed presentations from two keynote speakers on the opening day of the forum at the University of Keele in Staffordshire.

IRM chairman Ian McNeill commented: "If o

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