A Bridge Too Far? Risk Appetite, Governance And Corporate Strategy

“ … firms that recorded relatively larger unexpected losses tended to champion the expansion of risk without commensurate focus on controls across the organization or at the business-line level.”

“ … senior management’s drive to generate earnings was not accompanied by clear guidance on the tolerance for expanding exposures to risk.”

“ … balance sheet limits may have been freely exceeded rather than serving as a
constraint to business lines.”

“ Firms rarely compile for their boards and

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