Regulation, Analysis and Management
Edited by Carol Alexander
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Operational Risk by Carol Alexander
Book DescriptionIn recent years, supervisors and the banking industry have recognised the importance of operational risk. According to a recent survey, about 70% of banks consider operational risk as important as market or credit risks. Nearly a quarter of the same banks admit to operation-related losses of more than $1.6 billion. Developments such as the use of more highly automated technology, the growth of e-commerce, large-scale mergers and acquisitions, and increased outsourcing all suggest that operational risk exposures are substantial and growing. As a result, there is increased emphasis on the importance of sound operational risk management at financial institutions, and greater prominence of operational risk in banks' internal assessment and allocation processes. The banking industry is currently undergoing a surge of innovation and development in these areas. Should financial institutions be concerned with operational risks? If so, how should they be assessed and intelligently integrated with other risks? What best pratices have emerged for the measurement and management of operational risks? This book provides the first authoritative and up-to-date treatment of all these issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780273659662
(253mm x 194mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Financial Times Prentice Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Carol Alexander
Carol Alexander is Professor of Finance and Chair of Risk Management at the ISMA Centre, University of Reading. She is formerly a Director and Head of Market Risk Modelling for Nikko Global Holdings, and Academic Director of Algorithmics Inc. She has published numerous papers in international journals and her editorial experience includes 12 books on mathematics and finance. Carol has also designed many models for both risk management and investment analysis in both consulting and research.
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