Liquidity risk management; Assessing and planning for adverse events
Recent turmoil in global finance markets has yielded new evidence for the importance of liquidity risk management as a sound business practice. A phenomenon that started as a narrowly focused fear regarding increased delinquency in the subprime segment of real estate mortgage lending has since widened its effects to result in a systemic liquidity shortage worldwide.
This paper takes a close look at the factors involved in the recent crisis and the patterns that resulted in widespread liquidity problems. It also points to specific vulnerabilities faced by financial institutions currently, and highlights best practices for liquidity risk management