Tag: Financial Risk

Insurance

Insurance is the business of taking on other people's risks. The UK lies at the heart of the world's insurance market. We were one of the first nations to develop a sophisticated...

Managing financial risk

There is an element of risk in an activity when the outcome cannot be predicted with any certainty, or when the outcome is known but its full consequences are not. As individuals...

Managing trading risk

This case study examines the importance of futures trading and focuses more specifically on commodity futures trading. The futures market plays a key role in the modern economic system because it enables...

The business mission of britannia

Introduction Britannia is the third largest UK building society, with group assets exceeding £16 billion. Following the conversion to plc status of a number of building societies, Britannia has emerged as one of...

The role of investment trusts in the capital market

Introduction The capital market enables individuals and organisations with spare capital (money which they want to invest) to channel these funds to businesses and other organisations that need investment capital (money for...

Calculating the risks in making investment decisions

Investment decisions involve weighing up the risk and the likely rewards of various options. It is often the riskiest alternatives that yield the highest possible gains while the least risky options may...
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