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Risks

The group has a rigorous risk management framework. This is designed to identify the risks that could adversely impact the delivery of the group's strategic aims and to ensure that adequate controls and procedures are in place to mitigate the risks. The group's risks, together with the controls and procedures in place to mitigate the risks, are as follows:

Definition

The risk of loss due to adverse market movements caused by active trading positions taken in interest rates, foreign exchange markets, bonds and equities.

Controls and procedures

The group’s policies do not permit it to undertake position taking or trading books of this type and therefore it does not do so.