You are a financial specialist, the first one hired for a pool set up to offer insurance to construction companies in your city. The pool you work for takes in approximately $50 to $55 million dollars in premiums to provide workers compensation insurance for the members. In the past, the pool has hired a third party that has taken the money and invested it for the firm, making sure the money to pay claims is available, but at the same time making sure the money is not just sitting in a bank, but invested to provided additional capital to the pool. The contract with the third party administrator will expire in six months. The pool hired you to help them better understand the risks their financing activities represent. The leaders of the pool know that you have to invest the money to make money, and want the investments to be aggressive, but not too aggressive, so the pool will have money to pay claims in a bad year. They want to understand the balance between too passive and too aggressive an investment strategy.
Although you need to follow APA in your report, explain the information you’d pass on to the pool’s management. Explain what types of financial (speculative) risks their organization has. Explain to them countermeasures that can be taken to mitigate or eliminate these threats. Explain what you see as the top five threats that the pool faces from a financial risk management standpoint.
- Your response must be in a Word document of 4-5 pages, not counting the title and reference pages.
- Include at least five references in addition to your course textbook. You do not need to reference your textbook as the information in the textbook is already known by all parties
- Your paper should be formatted in accordance with CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.).