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Volume 27, Issue 4

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A Risk Management Culture is Crucial for the Finance Sector

Despite huge losses caused by the financial crisis of 2008, and the collapses of many high profile financial institutions over recent years, risk management is still not as robust as it should be in the financial sector. Part of the problem is cultural. After all, financial services operate in an arena where risk and reward are part of the game: high-risk investments often lead to high-reward payouts and vice versa, but of course, sometimes the risk far outweighs the reward, which is where problems occur.