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Elements of Financial Risk Management, Second Edition


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Improves upon the First Edition's rigor and intuition by adding credit and operational risk to its superior coverage of market risk

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Part I: Background Risk Management and Financial Returns The Dangers of VaR and Historical Simulation A Primer on Financial Econometrics. NEW Part 2: Portfolio Level Risk Models Volatility Modeling using Daily Returns Volatility Modeling using Intraday Returns. NEW Modeling the Conditional Distribution Part 3: Asset Level Risk Models Correlation Modeling Copula Models and Integrated Risk Management. NEW Simulating the Term Structure of Risk Part 4: Further Topics Option Pricing Option Risk Management CDS Pricing and Credit Risk Management. NEW Backtesting and Stress Testing

About the Author

Peter Christoffersen is the TMX Chair in Capital Markets and a Fellow of the Bank of Canada. He publishes in empirical asset pricing and financial econometrics and is the author of Elements of Financial Risk Management. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Derivatives. Peter has won research awards from AIMA Canada and the Q-Group. He previously taught at McGill University and worked at the IMF.


"Elements of Financial Risk Management focuses on implementation, especially recent techniques which facilitate bridging the gap between standard textbooks on risk and real-life risk management systems. This book will appeal to practitioners in the financial services and investment industries, as well as graduate students and advanced undergraduates who want exposure to these techniques." --Zentralblatt Math 2012-1235.91001 "With expanded treatment of derivatives, credit risk and operational risk, Christoffersen's 2e clearly emerges as the only serious choice for modern master's-level risk measurement and management. It is unique in having no real competition at any level: every master's student should be trained using it, yet simultaneously, every graduate student and professor will want to read it for his/her own edification." --Francis X. Diebold, University of Pennsylvania "Christoffersen offers a timely and very readable introduction to modern risk management techniques. The book strikes an excellent balance between mathematical rigor and intuition. It has been thoroughly updated relative to the first version published almost a decade ago to reflect all of the most important new developments in the area, including new chapters on the analysis of high-frequency intraday data, copulas, and credit risk management among others. This is a winner, destined to emerge as one of the key references in the area." --Tim Bollerslev, Duke University "Concise yet comprehensive, this pearl of a book captures the essence of modern management of market risk in a truly unique manner. It mixes rigor, intuition, and practical applications without overwhelming the reader. It is greatly recommended to the uninitiated reader as a place to learn and for the experienced scholar looking for a quick review. An unparalleled accomplishment within the field!" --Torben G. Andersen, Northwestern University

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