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The Risk Doctor Partnership


Since 2003, The Risk Doctor Partnership has provided specialist risk management consultancy from our global team of senior risk experts. We offer high-quality professional advice to clients across the world, combining leading-edge thinking with expert practical application, providing access to the latest developments in risk management best practice.

The Risk Doctor Partnership is led by Dr David Hillson, The Risk Doctor. David has a global reputation as a thought-leader in risk, and he speaks and writes often on the topic.

Services from The Risk Doctor Partnership are available worldwide through our network of partners, who include world-class experts in various risk specialisms.

Full details of the business are on our website ( The website also offers a wide range of free resources (videos, webinars, briefings and papers), and you can raise specific queries for rapid diagnosis. 

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Icon The lifecycle of a project risk
30 Aug 18 | Read More »
      Dr. David Hillson, The Risk Doctor Partnership           As we manage individual project risks, they pass through a lifecycle which can be described using a set of status values. These can help us to understand ...
Icon Agile projects don't need risk management, or do they?
18 Jul 18 | Read More »
By Thomas/Wuttke/The Risk Doctor Partnership The Agile Manifesto was published as long ago as 2001, but agile is still a hot topic in project management. In theory, agile project management is supposed to reduce risks by design, so that ultimately there are no risks ...
Icon Ten things every business needs to know
04 Jun 18 | Read More »
David Hillson/The Risk Doctor Partnership Everyone knows that "business hates uncertainty". Uncertainty poses a clear threat to business, but it also contains significant opportunity. Sources of uncertainty must be understood so that these threats and opportunities ...
Icon Risk management in developing countries
17 Apr 18 | Read More »
By Rasoul Abdolmohammadi, The Risk Doctor Partnership Based on experience, it seems that the majority of companies in developing countries who are implementing risk management do not get the added value that they expect. This is often because they are attempting to import ...
Icon The expanding risk management universe
27 Mar 18 | Read More »
    Dr David Hillson The Risk Doctor Partnership       Like the physical universe, the risk management universe is expanding. This is true in two distinct ways, with enhanced depth of analysis and increased breadth of application. ...
Icon Managing Contract Claims Risk
14 Feb 18 | Read More »
By Kate Boothroyd/The Risk Doctor Partnership Many organisations in the construction industry want to know how to minimise the risk of contractor claims during the execution phase of a project, after contracts have been signed and work has started on site. While this is ...
Icon Risk leaders need to dance TANGO
15 Jan 18 | Read More »
    Dr David Hillson, The Risk Doctor Partnership       Risk practitioners seek inspiration from many different places, but not many look to the world of professional dancing to improve their leadership effectiveness. An innovative ...
Icon The Evolution of Risk
16 Nov 17 | Read More »
Magda Stepanyan/The Risk Doctor Partnership The concept of risk has evolved a long way since its origin at the end of the Middle Ages, up to the way risk is understood today. Four main stages of evolutionary development can be identified: Risk as objective danger that ...
Icon Managing Risky Stakeholders
03 Oct 17 | Read More »
    Dr David Hillson/The Risk Doctor Partnership       Stakeholders can pose a real risk to our businesses and projects - at least some of them can - and managers and their teams need to be aware of this so they can take steps to control ...
Icon Prioritising opportunities using Red/Yellow/Green?
06 Jul 17 | Read More »
      David Hillson, The Risk Doctor Partnership     A client recently said they were not happy using the standard red/yellow/green colour scheme in the Probability-Impact (P-I) Matrix for risk prioritisation, because it was "designed ...
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Defensive Investment Strategy:

A method of portfolio allocation and management aimed at minimizing the risk of losing principal. Defensive investors place a high percentage of their invest-able assets in bonds, cash equivalents and stocks that are less volatile than average. Typically a Low risk/Low return investment portfolio. Whenever times get bad, many investors wonder where the stock market is going and what to do. Interest rate, inflation, and other economic fears have scared ...
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