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The application of holistic risk management in the banking industry

J. Chibayambuya, D. J. Theron
Acta Commercii | Vol 7, No 1 | a25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ac.v7i1.25 | © 2007 J. Chibayambuya, D. J. Theron | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 December 2007 | Published: 05 December 2007

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J. Chibayambuya, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
D. J. Theron, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

Purpose: The application of holistic risk management is fast becoming a standard measure of good governance in the business arena. What role can holistic risk management play in the management of risk in the financial services industry? The aim of this paper is to propose a holistic risk management framework for the management of risk.

Design/Methodology/Approach: A comprehensive framework that covers the holistic view risk management is proposed/developed out of an extensive literature review.

Findings: Given the deliberations of various frameworks, a holistic risk management is proposed. The proposed framework ensures that all components of risk management are taken into account when strategizing for risk management in general and holistic risk management in particular; thereby improving the management of risk in the banking industry.

Implications: The article proposes a holistic approach to risk management which takes into account all the facets of risk management, e.g. analyzing, planning, strategy, communication, implementation, motivation, systems review and plan modification. This holistic approach, when implemented in the banking industry, can have a significant impact on the improved management of risk.

Originality/Value: The new proposed holistic risk management framework offers a fresh perspective of strategizing for risk management in terms of risk analysis, risk planning, risk strategy, risk communication, risk implementation, risk motivation, risk review and risk plan modification.


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