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A Practical Guide to Risk Management by Thomas Coleman 2016-12-02

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Chapter 1. Risk Management vs. Risk Measurement
  • What Are Risk Management and Risk Measurement?
  • Quantitative Measurement and a Consistent Framework
  • Systemic vs. Idiosyncratic Risk
Chapter 2. Risk, Uncertainty, Probability, and Luck
  • What Is Risk?
  • Risk Measures
  • Randomness and the “Illusion of Certainty”
  • Probability and Statistics
  • The Curse of Overconfidence
  • Luck
Chapter 3. Managing Risk
  • What Is Risk Management?
  • Manage People
  • Manage Process
  • Manage Technology, Infrastructure, and Data
  • Understand the Business
  • Organizational Structure
  • Brief Overview of Regulatory Issues
  • Managing the Unanticipated
  • Strategy
Chapter 4. Financial Risk Events
  • Benefits of Financial Disaster Stories
  • Systemic vs. Idiosyncratic Risk
  • Idiosyncratic Financial Events
  • Systemic Financial Events
Chapter 5. Measuring Risk
  • What Is Risk Measurement?
  • Typology of Financial Risks
  • Introduction to Quantitative Risk Measurement
  • Methods for Estimating Volatility and VaR
  • Techniques and Tools for Tail Events
  • Analyzing Risk
  • Risk Reporting
  • Credit Risk
Chapter 6. Uses and Limitations of Quantitative Techniques
  • Overview
  • Risk Measurement Limitations
Chapter 7. Conclusion
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