Multifactor Model of Risk and Return Through Enterprise Risk Management Framework

LAI, FONG-WOON (2011) Multifactor Model of Risk and Return Through Enterprise Risk Management Framework. In: 2011 3rd International Conference on Information and Financial Engineering, 19-21 , Shanghai, China.

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This paper presents a multifactor risk pricing model which conceptualizes a strategic risk premium framework in which the value enhancing dimension of managing firm-specific risks is factored into the reduction of the firm’s risk premium. The model’s concept of managing these firm-specific risks is embodied in an enterprise risk management (ERM) implementation framework. ERM is defined as the process of identifying and analyzing risk from a holistic and company-wide perspective. Findings of this study have provided a perspective on a productive management of firm-specific risk. They vindicate the efficacy of ERM in creating value for the firms. It lends reference to enterprises for adaptation of their own internal risk management modeling. The test results have implied that Malaysian listed companies are poised to benefit from a favorable credit profile rating if they put in place an effective ERM program as this will lead to lower risk premium, hence reducing their cost of capital. As for the shareholders, a lower risk premium demanded for the firm’s debt instruments due to lower risk profile essentially means that equity-holders can avoid sharing a bigger portion of the company’s earnings with debt-holders for the latter’s required rate of investment return in those securities. This leaves a bigger fraction of the earnings to be made available for distribution to the equity-holders as dividend payments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Management & Humanities
Depositing User: Dr. Fong-Woon Lai
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 00:24
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 14:26

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