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A risk-based risk finance paradigm




We propose an alternative to the conventional risk finance paradigm of enterprise risk management that accounts for not only a loss portfolio’s expected frequency and expected severity, but also its “risk” as captured by an appropriate measure of dispersion/spread. This new paradigm is based upon four distinct properties of a loss portfolio that enhance the benefits of diversification: (1) a high expected frequency; and (2) less-than-perfect positive correlations between individual severities; (3) light-tailed severities; and (4) a predictable (i.e. non-erratic) frequency.

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  • Gao, Siwei & Powers, Michael R. & Chapman, Zaneta A., 2012. "A risk-based risk finance paradigm," Journal of Financial Transformation, Capco Institute, vol. 35, pages 173-178.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:jofitr:1537

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    risk finance paradigm; enterprise risk; enterprise risk management; loss portfolio; ERM;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage


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