Risk Strategies: Dialling Up Optimum Firm Risk

Risk Strategies: Dialling Up Optimum Firm Risk

by Les Coleman

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ISBN-13: 9781317062738
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Les Coleman is a senior lecturer in finance at the University of Melbourne and there undertakes research into the strategic management of risk. He is a member of the Investment Policy Committee of United Funds Management Limited. He completed a bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering at the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the University of London, a Master of Economics at the University of Sydney and a PhD in at the University of Melbourne (2004). His doctoral thesis was published by Springer as Why Managers and Companies Take Risks. Prior to returning to study in 2002 and then moving into academia, Dr. Coleman worked for over 20 years in senior management positions with resources, manufacturing and finance companies in Australia and overseas, including four years with the Mobil Corporation's Planning Group in the US. He has been a trustee and director of many concerns and a columnist in the business section of The Australian newspaper. He has written numerous scholarly articles and spoken widely on finance and investment strategies. He is a member of the editorial board of an academic journal. He was a joint recipient of a 2006 Australian Research Council linkage grant and is a member of the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, and the Society of Risk Analysts.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Nature and sources of corporate risk; Why organizations take risks; Decision making and risk; Impact of risk on shareholder value; Enterprise risk management; Financing risk: insurance and asset-liability management; Managing risks in financial operations; The new function of Chief Risk Officer; Governance and ethics; National risk strategy; Management of corporate crises; Lessons from the 'great risks'; Summary and conclusions; References; Index.


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