Meaning of de-risk in English:



[with object]
  • (especially in a business context) take steps to make (something) less risky or less likely to involve a financial loss.

    ‘as the eurozone crisis deteriorated, we accelerated our efforts to de-risk the investment portfolio’
    • ‘You should be thinking of creative ways to de-risk your reliance on a single revenue stream.’
    • ‘The bank has made good progress on its strategy of reducing its non-core assets and de-risking its balance sheet.’
    • ‘We believe strongly in diversification and the power of diversity to deliver more stable and de-risked cash flows.’
    • ‘However, some business owners were nervous about the economy and looking to de-risk 2009 by actively increasing their marketing.’
    • ‘The upside and the downside are shared with the government, so the new franchises are substantially de-risked.’
    • ‘So it was a de-risking strategy, if you ask me.’
    • ‘At the outset all they need is moral support and a place to de-risk their ideas or a place to fail early in their ventures.’
    • ‘We can sell to customers software development projects that become products, so a lot of upfront R&D can be de-risked by working with the customer.’
    • ‘Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the investor community about de-risking and investors locking in their performance for the year.’
    • ‘The loan is de-risked by Mum and Dad putting up a portion of their equity to help get them into the house.’
    • ‘For our part, it is clear we need more logistical support to de-risk as much of the troop movements and supply effort as possible.’