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  • Assignment
    2: Investment Risk Management
    Due Week 8 and worth 280 points

    Risk management negligence within the financial services industry
    contributed to one of the most significant economic crisis in the recent
    history of the U.S. During this time, Lehman Brothers, a global financial
    services company, filed for bankruptcy protection. This created the
    largest bankruptcy ever within the financial services industry. In order
    to complete this assignment, you will need to search the Internet and
    Strayer databases for information related to Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy,
    the financial risk factors that contributed to the failure, and
    management’s responsibility for the failure.

    Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Based
    on the information you research related to Lehman Brothers, assess the
    factors that contributed to the financial failure of the firm, indicating
    how management failed to manage the risk related to each factor. Make a
    recommendation for how firms should manage these types of risks in the
    future. Provide support for your recommendation. 
  2. High-risk
    investments such as mortgage-backed securities, had a significant impact
    on the valuation of investments held with Lehman Brothers, yet many
    financial institutions continue to use these investments today. Assess
    the sufficiency of risk management techniques used by financial
    institutions today, indicating whether or not you believe the risk is
    appropriately managed to avoid a subsequent financial crisis. Provide
    support for your position. 
  3. Evaluate
    management’s role within a financial investment firm for establishing
    proper risk management procedures for high-risk investments and the
    appropriate level of accountability for portfolio performance. Determine
    the consequences that should be enacted when Financial Firm Management
    fails to perform their fiduciary obligation to investors, indicating how
    these consequences should be implemented. Provide support for your
  4. Given
    the recent debt crisis within the EURO zone of Europe, analyze the impact
    to the performance of foreign markets and recommend a strategy for
    financial firms to minimize investment risk in these markets. Provide
    support for your recommendation. 
  5. Evaluate
    the role of the Federal government, if any, related to the regulation of
    investments by financial institutions including the scope of the role,
    the authority and enforcement capability within the regulatory agency,
    the benefits, and consequences of regulation. Predict how the regulatory
    environment may change over the next five (5) years. Provide support for
    your prediction. 
  6. Use
    at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note:
    Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

    • Be
      typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
      margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
      school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
    • Include
      a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name,
      the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
      the reference page are not included in the required assignment page

 The specific course learning outcomes associated with
this assignment are:

    • Explain
      commonly practiced risk management techniques. 
    • Use
      technology and information resources to research issues in financial risk
    • Write
      clearly and concisely about financial risk analysis using proper writing

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