Bank Risk Manager of the Year - JP Morgan

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The value of having a sound risk management strategy has never been greater than in 2008, a year that saw the subprime crisis morph into a full-blown global financial meltdown.

As volatility moved from the credit markets into other asset classes, the past 12 months has seen a number of dealers severely damaged. Notable casualties include Bear Stearns - sold to JP Morgan last March when on the brink of collapse - and more recently Lehman Brothers.

Others have suffered a succession of writedowns,