Date Added: Mar 2009
Banking is about managing risk and multiple risk types. In fact, a bank's raison d'?tre is to accept structured uncertainty and manage the associated risks, with the goal of capitalizing on these risk differences to earn profits. The skill with which bank balances alternative risk/reward strategies will determine ability to deliver on shareholder returns. However, in a market environment where competition, globalization, market volatility, and structural change are increasing, one needs to manage their risks even better - and with greater transparency. In addition, the Basel II requirements have galvanized financial institutions around the world to re-evaluate the role of risk management.