This month, Jeff Combs of Alta Associates, Inc., focuses on how interest in risk management is affecting job growth.

Risk: the next frontier
Companies are currently making efforts to implement enterprise-wide processes to produce approaches to risk identification, measurement and treatment. This means enterprise and operational risk skills are in demand.

What's the money like?
One New York investment bank is offering total compensation of $300,000 to $400,000 for this skillset. An insurance firm in Chicago is offering base compensation in the $120,000 to $140,000 range for enterprise risk
management professionals.