Summary of Alternative Risk Transfer

Integrated Risk Management through Insurance, Reinsurance and the Capital Markets

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The state of the ART – Alternative Risk Transfer – is crucial to managing your company’s risks strategically.


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In this excellent introduction to risk management, author Erik Banks offers a lucid, clearly written and well-organized overview. He tells readers what risk management is, why it is necessary, how it works and how companies can carry it out most prudently and cost-effectively. He manages to convey the essential information about insurance and reinsurance, the use of capital markets and derivatives, and the application of enterprise risk management concisely. This is a remarkable achievement. Most books on insurance bog down in jargon and details, while most books on derivatives are unnecessarily complicated and dense. This one – offered by the Wiley Finance Series – is neither. Although not exactly beach reading, it’s about as accessible as any book on this subject could possibly be. getAbstract recommends it highly to executives and investors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What are the basic essentials of risk management; and
  • How the alternate risk management (ART) market works.


Risk Management Survey
Risk management is a professional discipline with a long history and a well-developed set of tested practices and procedures. Traditional approaches to risk management include control, financing and loss reduction via the derivatives and insurance market. The alternative...
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About the Author

Erik Banks has held senior risk management positions at several global financial institutions and has written various books on risk management, emerging markets, derivatives, merchant banking and electronic finance.

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