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RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IMPACT ON IRAQI PRIVATE BANKS FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE


Najat Mahmoud

Binary University, Malaysia

Elsadig Musa Ahmed

Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, Malaysia


ABSTRACT

Banking Industry considered as an important source of financing for most businesses. The past decade has seen dramatic changes in managing risk in this industry. In recent years, financial institutions and the supervisors have placed increasing emphasis on the importance of risk management. In response, banks, public or private, have universally embarked upon an upgrading of the risk management and control systems. The purpose of this study is to extend and understand the acknowledgement of importance of risk management practices and how risk management practices affecting financial performance. The data collected from 379 employees who working in Iraqi private banks. Structural Equation Modeling was used to analyze hypotheses and the results showed that there is positive relationship between the six aspects of risk management (Under Standing Risk and Management, Risk Identification, Risk Assessment, Risk Monitoring, Credit Risk Analysis). The findings showed that risk management practices significantly influence financial performance. These findings can facilitate the understanding of the factors and the programs need to be undertaken in order to enhance the use of risk management practices among Iraqi private banks and the investors.


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