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The Essentials of Risk Management, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Robert Mark, Dan Galai, Michel Crouhy

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Appendix 1.1

TYPOLOGY OF RISK EXPOSURES

In Chapter 1 we defined risk as the volatility of returns leading to “unexpected losses,” with higher volatility indicating higher risk. The volatility of returns is directly or indirectly influenced by numerous variables, which we called risk factors, and by the interaction between these risk factors. But how do we consider the universe of risk factors in a systematic way?

Risk factors can be broadly grouped together into the following major categories: market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, legal and regulatory risk, business risk, strategic risk, and reputation risk (Figure 1A-1).1 These categories can then be further decomposed into more specific categories, as we show in Figure ...

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