Risk Conference 2000
IN PRINT ARCHIVE CIR Winter 2000
|Risk Conference 2000 Overview|
|by Barb Clapham|
From currency risk to hedge funds, leading investment experts discuss proactive risk strategies for pension portfolios. The fundamental issues facing a risk manager are first, the identification of the party ultimately exposed to the risk; second, the identification and quantification, where possible, of the risks facing the risk bearers; and third, the calculation of the cost and benefits of alternative solutions. Without facing these issues squarely, incorrect decisions can be made.
These issues were addressed at the second annual risk management conference, held recently at the Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix, Quebec. A few of the presentations and much lively discussion from the floor focused on the first issue. Speakers dealt with the second and third issues in some depth, in many instances with new and intriguing approaches. Overall, the knowledge shared by all those who attended the conference was most informative and insightful.
The following pages encapsulate the innovative research and ideas presented at the conference: