Bionic Turtle’s Week in Risk (ending February 26th)

This week, David has found some really great risk articles! We’ve posted new practice questions in our forum, and we also published an updated practice question set for Hull, Risk Management & Financial Institutions, Chapters 10 & 11. In addition to the new question set, we also published four new sets of study notes! We are continuing to prepare new and updated materials for the study planner, in addition to David providing very in-depth answers to content questions in our forum each day. 🙂

New Practice Questions

Bionic Turtle practice question

In the forum this week (selected only) or Major News

financial risk kurtosis

Political and regulatory risk, including Systemic Risk (including BIS)

risk regulation


  • Buy American, Hire American: The Sovereign Debt Dilemma (While President Trump’s protectionist trade policy has been debated and criticized, home bias is already pervasive in the financial community. Indeed, recent stress tests performed by the EIOPA highlight an overwhelming home country bias toward holdings of sovereign debt) by Marco Folpmers, FRM

Technology, including FinTech and Cybersecurity

cybersecurity risk

payment app

Natural Science, including Climate and Energy

california flooding

California flooding

Books and Courses (including Journal/SSRN)


Enterprise risk management (ERM) including governance

  • Risk Management and the Board of Directors institutional shareholders and proxy advisory firms now evaluate risk oversight matters when considering withhold votes in uncontested director elections and routinely engage companies on risk-related topics. This focus on risk management has also led to increased scrutiny of the relationship between compensation arrangements throughout the organization and excessive risk taking. Risk management is no longer simply a business and operational responsibility of management. It has also become a governance issue that is squarely within the purview of the board. Accordingly, oversight of risk should be an area of regular board assessment. This overview highlights a number of issues that have remained critical over the years and provides an update to reflect emerging and recent developments.”
  • Snap and the 21st century governance vacuum

enterprise risk management

Financial reporting, including Accounting and Audit

Case Studies and Companies, including Strategic or Reputation risk

Risk Foundations (FRM P1.T1)

risk foundations

Quantitative Analysis (FRM P1.T2)

risk quantitative analysis

  • Linear Regression and ANOVA shaken and stirred Regression and ANOVA concepts are understood as separate concepts most of the times. The truth is they are extremely related to each other being ANOVA a particular case of Linear Regression.

Financial Markets and Products, including Interest Rates, Commodity Risk, and Foreign Exchange (FX)(FRM P1.T3)

  • Why I Voted to Keep Rates Steady (by Neel Kashkari (President Minneapolis Fed) always begin my analysis by assessing where we are in meeting the dual mandate Congress has given us: price stability and maximum employment.
  • The mortgage market is now dominated by non-bank lenders

risk financial markets and products

Valuation and Risk Models, including Country risk (FRM P1.T4)

valuation risk models

Credit risk (FRM P1.T6)

credit risk

Investment risk, including Pensions (FRM P1.T8)

investment risk

hedge fund

Current issues (FRM P2.T9)

stress testing


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