Managing Extreme Financial Risk: Strategies And Tactics For Going Concerns

Paperback | September 25, 2013

byKaramjeet PaulEditorKaramjeet Paul

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Managing Extreme Financial Risk addresses the need for better management strategies in light of increased market risk and volatility in financial institutions' revenue models. Top officials from the financial and regulatory industries point to real corporate issues, showing how institutions react to financial crises. From first-hand experiences, they explain how effective sustainability management does not just prevent being blindsided; it also leads to proactive solutions that enhance an institution's strength to weather a sudden financial crisis, add significant shareholder value, and reduce systemic risk. Readable, coherent, and logical, Managing Extreme Financial Risk shows how extreme risk needs to be handled when the cost of being wrong means the difference between life and death of the institution. Based on the firsthand experiences and perspectives of senior-level executives Concentrates on extreme risk, when the cost of being wrong is not the loss of profits, but the death of the institution Written to be easily understood without algorithms, models, and quants

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Managing Extreme Financial Risk addresses the need for better management strategies in light of increased market risk and volatility in financial institutions' revenue models. Top officials from the financial and regulatory industries point to real corporate issues, showing how institutions react to financial crises. From first-hand ex...

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How can financial firms best protect themselves during periods of turbulence? Managing Extreme Financial Riskexplores the need for more successful management strategies in light of increased market risk and volatility in financial institutions revenue models. Top officials from the financial and regulatory industries point to real corp...

Karamjeet Paul has over 30 years of operating, finance, treasury, and exposure managment experience, giving him unique expertise in identifying and addressing critical risk-exposure-reward and other strategic issues at the highest levels in large organizations. Mr. Paul's perspective has been gleaned from hands-on experience in large g...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 25, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124172210

ISBN - 13:9780124172210

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Table of Contents

    1. Sustainability Management is Critical
    2. Tail Risk As The Culprit
    3. Need For A Distinct Focus on Tail Risk
    4. Sole Focus on Risk Management Can Be Dangerous
    5. Usefulness and Limits of Quant Models
    6. If You Can t Measure It, You Can t Manage It
    7. Simplicity to Counter Complexity of Revenue Models
    8. A New Measure For Effective Sustainability Management
    9. Continuous Readiness is Critical
    10. Effective Sustainability Management
    11. Paradoxical Capital Problem
    12. Capital As The Last Defense vs. the First Defense
    13. Sustainability Management, Systemic Risk & Regulatory Supervision
    14. Convergence of Regulatory Objectives and Institutional Interests
    15. Telling Your Story Effectively To Alleviate Marketplace Anxiety
    16. Sustainability Management And Risk Governance
    17. From The Bane of Revenue Model To A Competitive Advantage

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"When it comes to the tail risk, Karamjeet Paul encourages senior management to shelve quantitative models and address capital sustainability instead. The book has implications for market participants who work with such unknowns as  99.5%-iles of a deal or portfolio profit and loss distributions." - Sergei Esipov, Quant-Isle "Karamjeet Paul makes a convincing case for addressing the fundamental issue of 'tail risk' to protect financial institutions and the financial system. Despite all the talk to 'do something' following the 2008 crisis, the impact of tail risk has not been addressed.  Managing Extreme Financial Risk should be required reading for regulators, board members, CEOs and CFOs of large financial institutions." -Vashishta Bhaskar, Duquesne University "My first impression when I came across Mr. Paul's book was that it was probably yet one more book by a consultant providing simplistic and not very insightful advice. I was wrong. Mr. Paul is clearly someone who totally understands the dimensions of risk confronting financial institutions, and has thought deeply about it. His message: the only way to survive the next crisis, which can't be predicted, is to know your extreme-tail risk now and manage it proactively. Drawing on extensive experience (including 14 years at Citicorp where he was once CFO of its global investment bank and where he developed the interest-rate-gap management approach), Mr. Paul eloquently lays out in plain English, free of technical jargon, a new approach to managing extreme-tail risk. Supplemented by real-life stories and analogies, it's an original and easy read for directors, senior managers and regulators." - Lawrence Baxter, William B. McGuire Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke University