Ontario Teachers' Risk Practices Got Real World Test In '98 Volatility

RISK MANAGEMENT

NEW YORK-- Risk managers on the buy-side would never have predicted before last year that their worst nightmares about market volatility were about to come true, but that's exactly what happened. In the midst of all that mayhem, one large pension plan sponsor learned the value of having installed risk management systems a year earlier to keep track of the exposures its portfolio managers were assuming in their investment strategies.

The pension plan, the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, e