In this interview Dr Antoncic, drawing on her extensive experience with banks and other financial institutions, answers a range of questions concerning the risk function – what can go wrong and how to prevent them going wrong. Issues covered include: market risk, structuring the risk function, handling differences of opinion, the role of governance, the importance of the corporate culture, what happened at Lehman Brothers, selecting risk officers, risk appetite, the importance of knowing what’s going on and risk/trader relationships, among many others.
Antoncic, M. (2016, November 28). Inside the risk management function [Video file]. In The Business & Management Collection, Henry Stewart Talks. Retrieved December 13, 2018, from https://hstalks.com/bm/3383/.
HST Project Interviews are specially recorded interviews with executives and entrepreneurs who have planned and executed a project at different stages of their career. The projects and challenges addressed by our interviewees are very likely to be faced by business school graduates in the years following graduation and throughout their working lives.
In the interviews we ask about the project’s objectives, constraints, challenges, solutions, achievements, future plans, and lessons learned. Where there has been failure or missed opportunities we discuss why these arose and how they could be avoided. The opinions expressed are those of the person being interviewed and consequently should be not be assumed to be objective facts.
Edited version & short extracts
The interviews are available in different versions: from the full length interview to short extracts focusing on particular topics. The default version is the short extract lasting under ten minutes, but all the alternative lengths can be selected from the accompanying menu.
Projects and discussion
Each interview can form the source material for multiple discussions and projects. To support course instructors, we suggest subjects for discussion in class as well as projects to be undertaken individually or in groups. However, there is no limit to the number of different projects course instructors may set at any level, from first year undergraduate to final year MBA.
Because the interviews are with working executives about real projects which are in the public domain, students should seek additional information from external sources.