Principles of Risk Management

Why Study it?

Any business, whatever the industry and size, needs to take risks as part of their day-to-day activities. However, risks have to be managed as otherwise these could translate into disruption of our operations, financial losses, fines or suspension of trading, if business is regulated and found in breach of regulations, and in extreme cases bankruptcy. The objective of this unit is to provide all the knowledge and practical tools in order to manage the typical risks that arise in any firm.

This unit will teach participants how to manage risks from a holistic point of view, i.e. from risk identification to risk assessment and risk evaluation and finish by deciding on best risk management course of action. This unit will also teach participants how to use a number of tools which can facilitate the risk management process as described above.  The emphasis of this unit is to help participants apply all these tools in the context of their firm by making use of cases and typical situations encountered on a day-to-day basis so as to develop a risk culture.

What will I learn?

After completing this unit a student should be able to:

  • Outline the EU Directives and Regulations impacting Fund Management in the EU and Malta.-
  • Understand the role of the investment manager, as well as other relevant personnel and services providers, in an AIFM
  • Explain the different asset classes that require a licence for management, and the different strategies that can be followed
  • Understand the economic principles underlying these assets, and the various ways of making these investments
  • Understand the underlying portfolio of a fund and be able to provide a high level analysis of the portfolio, its risks and manager style.
  • Understand the life cycle of investments, understand the entry points and exit points in relation to different strategies
  • Establish the risks that can be encountered through investments, and how these can be quantified
  • Distinguish between different pricing strategies and the determinants of pricing of funds and their investments as well as the costs of running and setting-up funds

Unit elements:

  1. An introduction to risk Management
  2. Different Types of Risk
  3. The risk management process
  4. Tools used in Risk Management
  5. Practicing applying risk management

Course Features

  • Topics 5
  • Guided Learning 40 hours
  • MQF Level 5
  • Language English
  • Assessments Paper B.Exam
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    • Lecture1.1
      Unit 1 – An introduction to risk Management
    • Lecture1.2
      Unit 2 – Different Types of Risk
    • Lecture1.3
      Unit 3 – The risk management process
    • Lecture1.4
      Unit 4 – Tools used in Risk Management
    • Lecture1.5
      Unit 5 – Practicing applying risk management