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At risk

The exposure to the danger of economic loss. Frequently used in the context of claiming tax deductions. For example, a person can claim a tax deduction in a limited partnership if the taxpayer can show it is at risk of never realizing a profit and of losing its initial investment. See: Value at risk.

At Risk

1. See: Value at Risk.

2. See: At Risk Rule.

3. Describing any asset or investment one may lose for any reason whatsoever.
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Most recently, industry leaders have begun to take a more holistic view of risk, capital and return by implementing enterprise-risk models based on methodologies such as dynamic financial analysis (DFA), value at risk (VaR) and risk-adjusted return on capital (RAROC), reports Risk Management Solutions, Newark, Calif.
Companies are using value at risk or VAR (effect of unlikely events in normal markets), and stress testing (effect of plausible events in abnormal markets) methodologies to measure the potential impact of the financial risks they face.