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Financial Risk Management

An Introduction
Dan Daugaard; Tom Valentine;
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  • Published: 28 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Abstract
Traditional risk management focuses on risks stemming from physical or legal causes such as natural disasters or fires, accidents, death and lawsuits. Financial risk management deals with risks that can be managed using traded financial instruments. The events of the 21st century have made it even more critical. Top business management came under suspicion after the scandals at ENRON, WorldCom, and other business entities. In recent times, many investors have experienced difficulties from bubbles. The most spectacular failure in the late 20th century was probably that of Long-Term Capital Management,1 but that was only a precursor to the more comprehensive failu...
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free text keywords: management, financial risk, risk assessment, risk management, jel:G32
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