Video: Birla Sun Life’s Rama Vasantharajan on risk and regulation

Rama Vasantharajan, head of compliance and risk management at Birla Sun Life Asset Management in India, says a lack of risk aggregation at both a business and an organisational level resulted in financial institutions being pushed to the brink of failure during the global financial crisis of 2007/2008. As a result, business stakeholders need to use a ‘top-down' approach, where senior management examines cross-asset correlation between positions, as well as a traditional ‘bottom-up