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Christopher Culp definitively combines a thorough reference work on company-wide risk management with a sweeping discussion of the best hedging practices. Since this is also a textbook, you’ll find the kind of math that would make even Einstein sweat. But, as the author notes, he’s written this book for senior managers, so you have a note from the teacher that you can skip the math and statistics if you have a staff for that. Instead, apply your executive thinking skills to absorbing Culp’s excellent lessons in risk management theory and practice. recommends this book to senior managers and directors - in other words, any executives who create, implement or supervise risk management strategies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The best strategies for company-wide risk management that can add value to your organization;
  • The best practices for hedging risk, including the use of derivatives;
  • How to assess and control your organization’s real risks and
  • How to conduct corporate finance, capital allocations and insurance to manage risk more effectively.

About the Author

Christopher L. Culp is Managing Director at CP Risk Management LLC in Chicago and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago. A former President of Risk Management Counseling Services, Inc., and senior examiner in the Supervision and Regulation Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Dr. Culp is a managing editor of Derivatives Quarterl and Senior Fellow in Financial Regulation with the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University.



The Risk Management Process
In the 1980s and 1990s, risk managers were usually mid-level executives charged with managing exposure to all kinds of risks. That piecemeal approach has changed radically. Senior specialists now manage risk company-wide and report to the board of directors. ...

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