Extreme risks

The events of the last two years have demonstrated that risk management cannot afford to stop at the 95th percentile, and that risk management based solely on volatility is not sufficient. This research paper by Tim Unger, head of investment strategy at Watson Wyatt Australia and member of the global Thinking Ahead Group, considers 15 unlikely, but potentially high impact events – such as the demise of capitalism – their effect on investments and possible hedging strategies.

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