A Primer on Risk Management: Applications to Latin America and the Caribbean

Wright, Jesse
Jan 1997
Bank involvement with derivative activities--both for risk management and as a line of business--is considerable, and supervisory authorities are paying heightened attention to securities markets. This paper discusses the components of risk management in terms of legal, operational, credit and market risks, and identifies best practices in risk management. Finally, it suggests areas in which the Inter-American Development Bank may assist official regulators and the private sector to create the legal and institutional infrastructure for these markets and to instill best practices.