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Risk: The New Management Imperative in Finance by James T. Gleason

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Equity Market Risk Management 8

If fixed income is the jungle, equity markets are the savanna. There is less variety in the products here, and the risks are more straightforward. The risk/reward premise is quite easy to describe for equities. However, this doesn't make the measurement and management of risks any less challenging. The more direct risk/reward paradigm in equities has helped shape recent trends in the markets. The resulting developments in risk tools and techniques have addressed concerns on the investor side of the market.

A marketplace very different from that for fixed-income securities has developed for the specific risk features of equities. Stocks are a fairly straightforward claim on the earnings of the firm. Because those ...

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