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Introduction to Managing Risk

Risk management is the discipline of managing financial risks to allow the company to meet its financial obligations and ensure predictable business performance.

Life is full of surprises and business is no exception. Using the ISO 31000 definition, risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives, whether positive or negative. Although risk by definition can produce either a positive or negative impact, in practice treasurers are more often worried about the negative effects of risk i.e. the possibility that an event could cause a loss.

Key Topics:

  1. Risk Management
    Managment of financial risks and measuring uncertainty on objectives
  2. Risk Management Approach
    Identify, measure, manage, verify
  3. Liquidity Risk
    Short-term and long-term liquidity solutions
  4. Currency Risk
    Manage currency risk - hedge different forms of currency risk
  5. Interest Rate Risk
    Exposure to movements in interest rates
  6. Commodity Risk
    Long-term sales, commodity futures, OTC hedges
  7. Credit Risk
    The risk of loss when a counterparty is unable to pay what it owes

 

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