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Making Finance Fairer: The Multibillion Dollar Collapse of Greensill Capital & Lessons in Risk Management

Published 03 Dec 2021
Reference 6699
Region Europe
Summary

This case describes the events leading up to the collapse of Greensill Capital in early 2021, examining the history and roles of the various stakeholders involved with a clear focus on risk management.

Teaching objectives

The events of the case exemplify the complexity involved in assessing the risks inherent in multinational business dealings with multiple stakeholders. The primary objective is to teach students to navigate business situations characterized by a misalignment of incentives and severe asymmetries of information.

Keywords
  • Risk management
  • Supply Chain finance
  • Greensill Capital
  • Softbank
  • Lex Greensill
  • Sanjeev Gupta
  • GFG Alliance
  • Credit Suisse
  • GAM Investment
  • David Cameron
  • Vision fund
  • Factoring
  • Finance
  • Private equity
  • Q42021
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