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Data quality management: How to produce high quality reports for risk management




Global players in the financial markets have discovered that excellent knowledge of the portfolio structure and the associated risks is a clear competitive advantage, and some have even started to focus their business on managing risky portfolios — not without considerable success, as this knowledge enforces flexible and market based decision making and enables strategic portfolio alignment. One key ingredient for success is decision-making based on information presented in risk management reports. Thus the focus of these reports is to supply management with high quality and reliable information. As reporting means aggregating large data sets and performing various calculations on a lot of time series and factor data, the quality of the final report, and therefore the quality of management decisions, is directly and strongly reliant on the quality of all underlying data.

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  • Boos, Barbara, 2004. "Data quality management: How to produce high quality reports for risk management," Journal of Financial Transformation, Capco Institute, vol. 11, pages 102-107.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:jofitr:1370

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    financial data; risk management;

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    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General


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