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Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I

FREE COURSE: Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I

Created by Columbia University, this course ranges concepts from finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering and computational methods. The main focus if the course is on financial engineering and risk management, where the use of simple stochastic models to price derivative securities in various asset classes including equities, fixed income, credit and mortgage-backed securities is also […]

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10 Essential Risk Management Videos - Part 1

10 Essential Risk Management Videos – Part 2

In part 1 of this article I’ve included a series of relevant Risk Management videos, covering conceptual topics around investing with derivatives securities such as Forwards, Futures, Hedging, Hedging with Futures, Put/Call Options, etc. This article covers additional videos focusing on Risk and Reward concepts such as Systematic Risk (not to be confused with Systemic Risk), Total Risk, Portfolio Risk […]

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FREE COURSE: Introduction to Programming with MATLAB

FREE COURSE: Introduction to Programming with MATLAB

Today we share another Coursera free course this time focusing on programming with MATLAB. For those unfamiliar, MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment (high level) where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation. Typical uses include math and computation, modelling, scientific and engineering, data […]

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Risk Heat Map

How to Create a Risk Heatmap in Excel – Part 1

Risk heat maps are commonly used in operational risk management and are specially useful to represent a firm’s risks in a visual manner, highlighting the ones that need to be managed more closely. When assessing operational risk, the risk manager will typically use a spreadsheet to record its firm’s key risks and rate the impact and likelihood (or probability) assessment scores for […]

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10 Essential Risk Management Videos

10 Essential Risk Management Videos – Part 1

This article includes a series of Risk Management videos, covering several topics which are relevant specially for Market Risk professionals. The videos included cover the following topics (click on the different topics below to access directly the embedded video). Forwards Futures Hedging Hedging with Futures Put options Call options Put-Call Parity Combining Payoffs Payoffs Total […]

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Free Course Mastering Data Analysis in Excel

FREE COURSE: Mastering Data Analysis in Excel

This is a free course delivered by Coursera, which is an education platform that partners with top universities and organisations worldwide, offering online courses online for anyone interested. Risk Managers frequently need to work with Excel and some of its advanced tools. This free course will prepare you to design and implement realistic predictive models based on data. […]

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