RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN EGYPT: A COMPARISON STUDY BETWEEN ISLAMIC AND CONVENTIONAL BANKSDownload This Article
The purpose of this research is to examine the degree to which the Egyptian banks use risk management practices and techniques to eliminate associated risks to their business. Not only has that but also to compare between Islamic and conventional banked in terms of risk management practices. A standardized questionnaire was used to cover the main aspects of risk management: understanding risk, risk management, risk identification, risk assessment and analysis; risk monitoring and risk management practices and finally the types of risks faced by the two set of banks. The study found that the most challenging types of risks facing Islamic and conventional banks in Egypt are credit and liquidity risks. Conventional banks are more efficient in risk management and use more sophisticated techniques and practices. Liquidity risk is the most prominent and vital risk for Islamic Banks.
Keywords: Islamic Banks, Risk Management, Egypt, Conventional Banks
How to cite this paper: Hafez, H. (2015). Risk management practices in Egypt: A comparison study between Islamic and Conventional banks. Risk governance & control: Financial markets & institutions, 5(4-2), 257-270. https://doi.org/10.22495/rgcv5i4c2art1