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Managing Extreme Financial Risk by Karamjeet Paul

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Chapter 1

Sustainability Management is Critical

Abstract

Financial institutions have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in business continuity plans (BCPs) to mitigate the impact of extreme exposure from operational risk of a major business interruption. It is also a critical regulatory requirement. Yet, no similar emphasis or requirement exists for a much larger exposure from tail financial risk that can threaten a financial institution as a going concern. Often regulatory requirements of stress testing, living will provision, and liquidity adequacy are mistakenly assumed to address extreme tail risk adequately. Yet none addresses tail risk effectively. A financial institution should never be in a position where the exposure from extreme ...

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