Daiwa Bank - Lessons in Risk Management

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Case Code : FINC033 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Risk Management
Case Length : 8 Pages
Period : 1996-2006
Pub. Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Daiwa Bank
Industry : Banking
Countries : Japan / US


The case discusses how Toshihide Iguchi (Iguchi), the Executive Vice-President of Daiwa's New York branch caused a major loss to the bank through his trading activities in US Treasury bonds.

It describes the complete sequence of events leading to the revelation of the forgery and fraud committed by Iguchi.

The case also highlights the reasons that led to the scam and its aftermath.


Risk Management in Banks, Financial Scams


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Events Leading to the Loss 3
Why Did It Happen? 4
The Aftermath 5
Exhibits 7


Daiwa Bank, Risk Management in Banks, Value at Risk (VAR) Model, US Treasury Bonds, Hedge-fund, Internal Control, Financial Scams

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