39 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2002
Date Written: February 20, 2002
This paper is intended as a risk management primer for senior managers. It discusses the integrated risk management framework, emphasizing the connections between the three fundamental ways a company can implement its risk management objectives: modifying the firm's operations, adjusting its capital structure, and employing targeted financial instruments. "Integration" refers both to the combination of these three risk management techniques, and to the aggregation of all risks faced by the firm. The paper offers a functional analysis of integrated risk management using a wide set of illustrative situations to show how the risk management process influences, and is influenced by, the overall business activities and the strategy of the firm. Finally, the paper provides a risk management framework for formulating and designing a risk management system for the firm, concluding with a perspective on the future evolution of risk management.
Keywords: Risk management, integrated risk management, enterprise risk management
JEL Classification: G30, G32, G13
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