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SYSC 13.5 Risk management terms

SYSC 13.5.1G

In this chapter, the following interpretations of risk management terms apply:

  1. (1)

    a firm's risk culture encompasses the general awareness, attitude and behaviour of its employees and appointed representatives or, where applicable, its tied agents,1to risk and the management of risk within the organisation;

  2. (2)

    operational exposure means the degree of operational risk faced by a firm and is usually expressed in terms of the likelihood and impact of a particular type of operational loss occurring (for example, fraud, damage to physical assets);

  3. (3)

    a firm's operational risk profile describes the types of operational risks that it faces, including those operational risks within a firm that may have an adverse impact upon the quality of service afforded to its clients, and its exposure to these risks.