Risk appetite / Risk team structure [36]

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Bullet points include: Class discussion: Summarise the main lessons highlighted in HM Treasury (2009) Identify the behavioural characteristics that HM Treasury (2009) thinks are most likely to make the Board and senior management of BOFIs  provide effective risk oversight. What are the advantages and disadvantages of setting up a separate risk team, headed up by a Chief Risk Officer, to champion risk management? Should such a risk team focus primarily on disciplines aimed at reducing likelihood and severity of downside risk? If so, what is the best corporate structure to allow proper focus, if any, on upside potential?

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