Awards for Excellence 2012: Best Risk Adviser
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Awards for Excellence 2012: Best Risk Adviser

Structuring novel trades in volatile markets separates the bank from the risk crowd.

Awards for Excellence 2012

Best Risk Adviser: Deutsche Bank

Also nominated: HSBC and BNP Paribas

Being able to help clients with a rising tide of problems while limiting their own risk is the tricky challenge facing risk management houses today.

Deutsche Bank coped with the pressures applied by tumult in the markets better than others, particularly when it came to structuring neat ways to bring a stretched balance sheet to bear across all asset classes.

Risk management is embedded into the culture and structure of banks such as Deutsche and shortlisted rivals BNP Paribas and HSBC, setting them apart from many competitors that appear to see risk management as an overlay that can be imposed on top of existing businesses. At its heart, good risk management comes down to effective communication across areas of expertise within a particular firm, enabling it to structure solutions that would not be possible in a bank with silos or bad cross-asset and cross-border cooperation. To manage risk well banks need to understand the elements to which they are exposed with absolute clarity.

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