Dresdner Bank: Incorporating Risk into Corporate Strategy

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Case Length : 15 Pages
Period : 2004
Organization : Dresdner Bank
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : Germany
Industry : Banking


Dresdner Bank (Dresdner) is Germany's third-largest bank. It has about 1,100 branches in more than 60 countries. In addition to its core retail lending and deposit activities, the bank also offers corporate finance and investment banking services. The bank's asset management operations have been combined with those of insurance giant Allianz to form Allianz Dresdner Asset Management (ADAM). The bank faces many risks: marketing, operations, social, environmental, legal, information technology and financial. The case outlines these risks and the mechanisms Dresdner employs to deal with them. MBA students, as part of the business strategy course, will find the case useful in understanding the various approaches to risk management.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 1
Organization Structure, Systems and Processes 2
Basel II 3
Credit and Counterparty Risks 4
Portfolio Overview 4
Loan Loss Allowances and Provisions for Credit Risks 6
Market Risks 10
Liquidity Risks 12
Operational Risks 13
Other Risks 13
Risk Capital 14
Exhibits -


Dresdner Bank, Risk, Allianz Dresdner Asset Management (ADAM), Germany's third largest bank, Allianz, Basel II, Basel capital accord, Credit risk, Country risk, Market risk, Back testing, Trading book, Banking book, Liquidity risks, Risk capital

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