Any business is open to risks from movements in competitors'' prices, raw material prices, competitors'' cost of capital, foreign exchange rates and interest rates, all of which need to be (ideally) managed. The Risk Management Guidelines are primarily an enunciation of some good and prudent practices in exposure management. They have to be understood, and slowly internalised and customised so that they yield positive benefits to the company over time. It is imperative and advisable for the Apex Management to both be aware of these practices and approve them as a policy. Once that is done, it becomes easier for the Exposure Managers to get along efficiently with their task.