Found in translation

While risk managers have become focused on value-at-risk and similar risk metrics,these may not be the best way of communicating risk to stakeholders. BrettHumphreys discusses how to improve communications

It can be surprising the amount of time senior management focuses on the risksof a proprietary trading group. Executives can spend hours debating risk limits,understanding credit exposures, and the like. While the understanding of riskand how to manage it is important, given the time constraints facing senior managementand other stakeholders, a risk manager needs to help ensure that the amount oftime spent on an issue is proportional to its importance to the company.

Management does not always

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