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Banks as Delegated Risk Managers


  • Hakenes, Hendrik

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Risk management, although of major importance in the banking industry in practice, plays only a minor role in the theory of banking. We reduce this gap by putting forward a model in which risk managers - specialists that can find out correlations between risky assets - endogenously take over typical functions of banks. They grant loans, they consult on financial questions with firms that are threatened by bankruptcy, and they sign tailor-made hedge transactions with these firms. Delegation costs are innately low if banks assume the function of risk managers in an economy. Risk management can be seen as a core competence of banks.

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  • Hakenes, Hendrik, 2003. "Banks as Delegated Risk Managers," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 03-13, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
  • Handle: RePEc:xrs:sfbmaa:03-13 Note: The author thanks Elena Carletti, Juliane Godehardt, Martin

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