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Risk Capital

Extra money that one has in order to invest in high-risk investment vehicles. That is, it is money that one can afford to lose in case the investments turn sour. Most investment advisers recommend using only risk capital for highly speculative investments.

risk capital

risk capital

any business capital subscribed by an individual ENTREPRENEUR or group of ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS which entails some risk of loss in the event of the enterprise failing.

risk capital

any business capital subscribed by an individual ENTREPRENEUR or group of ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS that entails some risk of loss in the event of the enterprise failing. See RISK AND UNCERTAINTY, VENTURE CAPITAL.
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Having more risk capital enables you to take on larger challenges without compromising your ability to make rational decisions.
The report, for Belfast-based knowledge economy promoter NISP CONNECT by Oxford Economics, said our risk-averse culture, the failure to develop talent and the lack of risk capital are the three biggest barriers to progress.
In the Reserve Bank solvency standards the catastrophe risk capital charge is defined as "the net cost (after reinsurance) to the insurer of extreme events (e.
Ricky Holloway, the Save Our Stow spokesman still fighting to bring a greyhound track back to Walthamstow, said yesterday: "We as a group feel Risk Capital are trying to repeat what the Chandlers did with Waltham Forest Council and assume it could be repeated with Wimbledon and all the other GRA tracks.
Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes commented: "I am pleased that Germany intends to give tax breaks to stimulate private investors to offer more risk capital.
By contrast, the market risk capital figures provide little information about differences in market risk exposure across institutions beyond what is already conveyed by the relative size of an institution's trading account.
Buy properties one step ahead of the "core crowd" in markets that have yet to attract low risk capital, but are large enough that they soon will.
In connection with the exhibition there will also be a symposium on risk capital, where European and American risk capital companies will be able to meet new Icelandic firms, reports the Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri.
The Scandinavian insurer Storebrand has used the insights from an integrated understanding of its risk capital needs to adapt its capital allocation and pricing and to assess more accurately the capital synergies in cross-border merger-and-acquisition deals.
Created by Congress in 1958, the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program was an attempt to fill such gaps and today, entrepreneurs are beginning to look to "business angels" for risk capital investment.
05 billion in risk capital were completed in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10), making it the second most active second quarter on record, according to a new report issued today by Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, and GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp.