Enterprise Risk Management and the Cost of Capital


  • Author: Statistics Views, Thomas R. Berry-Stölzle and Jianren Xu
  • Date: 11 January 2017

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Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a process that manages all risks in an integrated, holistic fashion by controlling and coordinating any offsetting risks across the enterprise. This research investigates whether the adoption of the ERM approach affects firms' cost of equity capital. Authors Thomas R. Berry-Stölzle and Jianren Xu restrict their analysis to the U.S. insurance industry to control for unobservable differences in business models and risk exposures across industries. They simultaneously model firms' adoption of ERM and the effect of ERM on the cost of capital. They find that ERM adoption significantly reduces firm's cost of capital. Their results suggest that cost of capital benefits are one answer to the question how ERM can create value.

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Enterprise Risk Management and the Cost of Capital

Thomas R. Berry-Stölzle and Jianren Xu

DOI: 10.1111/jori.12152

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