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Legal and Conduct Risk in the Financial Markets, 3rd Edition by McCormick, Roger; Stears, Chris (22nd March 2018)

Introduction

Roger Mccormick, Chris Stears

From: Legal and Conduct Risk in the Financial Markets (3rd Edition)

Roger McCormick, Chris Stears

Subject(s):
Credit risk — European Banking Authority (EBA)

This introductory chapter first sets out the book’s purpose, which is to describe and explain legal and conduct risk, and suggest possible approaches to the management of these risks. Legal risk is defined as risk arising in the operation and practices of the financial markets. They are a part of the spectrum of risks that are inherent in the operations of banks and other financial institutions, affecting the lives of the people who work there and the customers who put their trust in them as well as, in more extreme cases, the financial system itself. On the other hand, the European Banking Authority defines conduct risk as ‘the current or prospective risk of losses to an institution arising from an inappropriate supply of financial services including cases of wilful or negligent misconduct’.

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