Approaching financial risks, such as market, credit, and operational uncertainties, in a professional manner is becoming increasingly important. Market swings, interest-rate volatility, loan defaults, falsified data in company reports, and fraud have not only led to serious financial losses but also tarnished reputations in the past few years. It is becoming increasingly important to monitor and manage all types of qualitative as well as financial risks. A holistic approach to risk management enables a company to have a high level of awareness of, as well as uniformly assess, professionally manage and suitably control all of its risks.
Discussions on risk management currently tend to focus on the negative effects (“left tails”) of risks. The same attention ought to be paid to the profitable zone as well. Modern management is based on an integrated approach, which takes into account and permanently monitors both the success and risk factors of a business strategy. A performance-oriented assessment of the effective risk situation consequently enables value-based business management. An integrated performance management system allows targeted and meaningful information to be collected. These can be the basis for the development of an optimal strategy and for taking the right entrepreneurial decisions.
Through cooperative work with the Center of Competence of Finance and with the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (combined initiatives between the ETH and University of Zurich), Deloitte is able to practically apply academic findings. Deloitte can provide clients with comprehensive support, from diagnostics via design through to delivery. Deloitte has many years of industry and integrated risk management experience.