1. Find out and discuss the weakness in the Lehman’s governance practices?
a. What was the quality of reporting to the Board by management?
b. What was Lehman’s treatment of risk management and internal limits?
c. Mechanisms in an attempt to boost profitability?
2. What is leverage? Was Lehman leverage ratio consistent with that considered safe by regulators? What prevented Lehman from being capable to safely and quickly deleverage?
3. List out and discuss the financial events led to the erosion of Lehman’s capital base?
4. Define stress testing. What weaknesses and abnormal practices were identified as it relates to Lehman’s stress testing?