Bionic Turtle’s Week in Risk (ending June 24th)

Welcome to this week’s risk blog! David has written some really great practice questions discussing coherent risk measures in Topic 4 and Risk appetite framework (RAF) in Topic 7 of the FRM curriculum. We’ve also added new YouTube videos! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on our newest videos!

New Practice Questions

New YouTube videos 

In the forum


options on futures

Banking and Regulation

Goldman Sachs

Annual report


  • Geopolitics, Trade and the Bull Market’s Age are Top Investor Worries [2018 Mid-Year Outlook, Part 1, SPDRS]

Asset allocation

treasury spread

general liability exposure

natural capital


zero coupon hedge

  • Latest memo from Howard Marks: Investing Without People “This memo covers three ways in which securities markets seem to be moving toward reducing the role of people: (a) index investing and other forms of passive investing, (b) quantitative and algorithmic investing, and (c) artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Personal Finance

  • These Bank Customers Are Making a Bundle on Their Deposits (Instead of toasters for opening accounts, banks are handing out cash, WSJ)
  • A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades (WSJ)



machine learning



  • Tails, You Win “Who’s working at these companies? Google’s hiring acceptance rate is 0.2%. Facebook’s is 0.13%. Apple’s is about 2%. So the people working on these tail projects that drive tail returns have tail careers.

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