Developing a risk management approach for portfolio cost control

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/252056
Title:
Developing a risk management approach for portfolio cost control
Authors:
Al-Sulaiti, A. (Ahmed); Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan); Kassem, M. (Mohamad)
Affiliation:
Teesside University
Citation:
Al-Sulaiti, A., Dawood, N. and Kassem, M. (2012) 'Developing a risk management approach for portfolio cost control', Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings, Vol. 2012, EEPS2.
Publisher:
Q Science
Journal:
Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings
Issue Date:
19-Oct-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/252056
DOI:
10.5339/qfarf.2012.EEPS2
Additional Links:
http://www.qscience.com/doi/abs/10.5339/qfarf.2012.EEPS2
Abstract:
The assessment and prediction of the impact of risks on the financial performance of portfolios is a very challenging task, and many portfolios in Qatar and worldwide are still suffering from cost overruns. This aspect is undeveloped in the body of literature on portfolio risk management, and very few studies have addressed this need. Therefore, organisations and portfolio managers are still looking for tools and techniques which enable them to incorporate the financial impacts of risks during the estimation of the cost and contract price of their portfolios. In this paper, a risk management-based methodology for the prediction of the cost and the financial performance of portfolios is presented and tested on real case studies based at Qatar Gas. The methodology is based on calculating the combined effect of multiple risks on the different work packages composing part the portfolio project, while considering the probabilistic occurrence of each risk. The methodology was tested on four projects in Qatar Gas and proved to be able to predict the effect of the identified risks on financial performance related to each portfolio. It also helped to prioritize the risks and identify the risks that most affected the financial performance of the portfolio and, thus, provide valuable information for particular stages of response planning. One of the limitations of the proposed methodology is that it calculates the impact of risks on the financial performance of a portfolio at a specific date, where risk impacts have a defined probabilistic distribution. However, the dynamic nature of risk attributes could be reflected by changing the values of those attributes in the risk management model of the portfolio every time the risk register is updated.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Keywords:
case study; risk; financial performance; risk management
ISSN:
2220-251X
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/11/2012]
Citation Count:
No citation information available on Web of Science or Scopus

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dc.contributor.authorAl-Sulaiti, A. (Ahmed)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKassem, M. (Mohamad)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-14T11:40:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-14T11:40:52Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-19-
dc.identifier.citationEEPS2 Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: 2012en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2220-251X-
dc.identifier.doi10.5339/qfarf.2012.EEPS2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/252056-
dc.description.abstractThe assessment and prediction of the impact of risks on the financial performance of portfolios is a very challenging task, and many portfolios in Qatar and worldwide are still suffering from cost overruns. This aspect is undeveloped in the body of literature on portfolio risk management, and very few studies have addressed this need. Therefore, organisations and portfolio managers are still looking for tools and techniques which enable them to incorporate the financial impacts of risks during the estimation of the cost and contract price of their portfolios. In this paper, a risk management-based methodology for the prediction of the cost and the financial performance of portfolios is presented and tested on real case studies based at Qatar Gas. The methodology is based on calculating the combined effect of multiple risks on the different work packages composing part the portfolio project, while considering the probabilistic occurrence of each risk. The methodology was tested on four projects in Qatar Gas and proved to be able to predict the effect of the identified risks on financial performance related to each portfolio. It also helped to prioritize the risks and identify the risks that most affected the financial performance of the portfolio and, thus, provide valuable information for particular stages of response planning. One of the limitations of the proposed methodology is that it calculates the impact of risks on the financial performance of a portfolio at a specific date, where risk impacts have a defined probabilistic distribution. However, the dynamic nature of risk attributes could be reflected by changing the values of those attributes in the risk management model of the portfolio every time the risk register is updated.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherQ Scienceen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.qscience.com/doi/abs/10.5339/qfarf.2012.EEPS2en_GB
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/11/2012]en_GB
dc.subjectcase studyen_GB
dc.subjectrisken_GB
dc.subjectfinancial performanceen_GB
dc.subjectrisk managementen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping a risk management approach for portfolio cost controlen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalQatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedingsen_GB
ref.citationcountNo citation information available on Web of Science or Scopusen_GB
or.citation.harvardAl-Sulaiti, A., Dawood, N. and Kassem, M. (2012) 'Developing a risk management approach for portfolio cost control', Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings, Vol. 2012, EEPS2.en_GB
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