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Risk and Financial Catastrophe

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Nature of Catastrophe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erik Banks
      Pages 3-20
    3. Erik Banks
      Pages 21-42
    4. Erik Banks
      Pages 43-74
  3. The Risk Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Erik Banks
      Pages 77-96
    3. Erik Banks
      Pages 97-118
  4. Practical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Erik Banks
      Pages 121-164
    3. Erik Banks
      Pages 186-192
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-213

About this book


The risk process commonly used in the corporate world to deal with risks may be suitable for non-catastrophic events, but not for extreme events. By analyzing a series of past disasters and the relevant 'lessons learned', this books proposes a series of prescriptive measures to cope with future disasters.


management Risk Management science and technology

About the authors

ERIK BANKS is responsible for group market risk and investment banking credit risk at the European universal bank UniCredit. Over the past 23 years, he has held senior risk positions at Citibank, Merrill Lynch and in the hedge fund sector, in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Munich. He is the author of more than 20 books on risk, derivatives, emerging markets and governance.

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Finance, Business & Banking