Risk Management in Investment Banks: The Relationship between Performance, and the Disclosure and Management of Risk

Ghai, Angeli (2007) Risk Management in Investment Banks: The Relationship between Performance, and the Disclosure and Management of Risk. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a considerable amount of growth in trading activity

followed by reports of financial market instability. Much of this instability can be

attributed to companies suffering from risk-related losses. As a result, the need to

identify and measure risk has become increasingly important across all types of

institutions. Increasing awareness of the benefits of good risk management practices is

widespread, but particularly significant in the financial sector where institutions are

being encouraged to take preventative measures towards reducing risk-related losses.

Many of these measures have been driven by regulations which are backed by the

government and legal bodies while others have been taken voluntarily by companies

as preventative techniques to counter unforeseeable risks.

Despite the existence and application of risk management techniques, many

companies today still fail to accurately apply or take notice of the importance of such

measures. The companies that fall into this category are those who are not fully

convinced that there is a positive return associated with investment in risk

management, or those who are unable to successfully integrate risk management

practices with their overall company objectives.

The chosen topic addresses the following question: Do risk management practices and

disclosures undertaken by banks help to increase their overall value?

By collecting data of a sample of banks and studying their past and current risk

management practices, as well as linking our findings to reviewed literature and our

understanding on the financial industry, this research paper shall aim to answer this

question.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 12:00
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/21531

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