HKMA's Chan identifies inherent flaws in risk models

Norman Chan at HKMA

Norman Chan, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's (HKMA) chief executive this week issued a stark warning against "too great a reliance" on financial models when assessing financial or systemic risks.

Chan told an audience at the Global Risk Forum on Tuesday that the predictive powers of such models are "inherently restricted by historical experience", and face "significant difficulty" when estimating the risks associated with new products or transmission channels.

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