Financial Regulation and Risk Management: Addressing Risk Challenges in a Changing Financial Environment
AbstractAmongst other things, this paper aims to address complexities and challenges faced by regulators in identifying and assessing risk, problems arising from different perceptions of risk, and solutions aimed at countering problems of risk regulation. It will approach these issues through an assessment of explanations put forward to justify the growing importance of risks, well known risk theories such as cultural theory, risk society theory and governmentality theory. In addressing the problems posed as a result of the difficulty in quantifying risks, it will consider a means whereby risks can be quantified reasonably without the consequential effects which result from the dual nature of risk that is, risks emanating from the management of institutional risks. Current attempts by the European Union to regulate risks will also be discussed. This discussion will be facilitated through a consideration of recent developments in the EU which are aimed at addressing risks posed by hedge funds. The results obtained from a consultation process on hedge funds, and which will be discussed in the concluding section of this paper, reveal whether the systemic relevance of hedge funds and prime brokerage regulation need to be reviewed. Questions also addressed during the consultation process, which include whether indirect prudential regulation is inadequate to shield the financial system from hedge funds’ failure and whether prudential authorities have necessary tools to monitor exposures of the core financial system to hedge funds, will also be discussed.
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Date of creation: 06 Apr 2009
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risk; management; regulation; hedge funds;
Other versions of this item:
- Ojo, Marianne, 2006. "Financial regulation and risk management: addressing risk challenges in a changing financial environment," MPRA Paper 32409, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jul 2011.
- Ojo, Marianne, 2009. "Financial regulation and risk management: addressing risk challenges in a changing financial environment," MPRA Paper 27424, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 Dec 2010.
- K2 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-04-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAW-2009-04-13 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-REG-2009-04-13 (Regulation)
- NEP-RMG-2009-04-13 (Risk Management)
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- Baldwin, Robert & Cave, Martin & Lodge, Martin, 2011. "Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, edition 2, number 9780199576098.
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