Questioning the role of risk management in the prevention of crisis
October 26, 2010
Risk management was an important development of the last 25 years. It is being questioned today in light of the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Managed with methodologies and products conceptualised by the academic world — CAPM, VaR, quant algorithms or rating agency stress tests — risk management has failed to contain many of the recent crises: Japan, LTCM, the Internet Bubble and the 2007-2008 meltdown of the financial system.