Institute for Risk and Innovation

The ASA Institute for Risk and Innovation provides thought leadership and drives innovation around operational risk controls in six critical infrastructure sectors in the United States:

  • Banking and Finance

  • Energy

  • Communications

  • Information Technology

  • Public Health

  • Emergency Services

The Institute's primary services include:


  • Regular commentary here, and via our monthly newsletter, ASA News & Notes.

  • Publication of research notes that speak to the new world of operational risk management.

  • Presentation of research findings at national and international conferences.


Annie Searle is available for a wide range of speaking engagements. From keynote addresses to panel discussions, Searle speaks on a variety of topics, including:

  • Managing Your Personal Risk

  • Crisis Management 101

  • Managing Risk from Ethical Misconduct

  • Emerging Cybersecurity and Technology Solutions

    Financial regulation


Offered upon demand, small and customized workshops led by Annie Searle offer a lively interactive format that includes an identification of key risks (morning) and a high-level action plan (afternoon). 


Annie Searle is available for one- to two-day research retreats, which can be customized to the needs of your institution.