All investments carry with them some degree of risk. In the financial world, individuals, professional money managers, financial institutions, and many others encounter and must deal with risk. Risk management is a process of determining what risks exist in an investment and then handling those risks in the best-suited way. This is important because it can reduce or augment risk depending on the goals of investors and portfolio managers.
The main purpose of Investment Risk Management is to provide an overview of developments in risk management and a synthesis of research involving these developments. The book examines ways to alter exposures through measuring and managing those exposures and provides an understanding of the latest strategies and trends within risk management. The scope of the coverage is broad and encompasses the most important aspects of investment risk management. Its 30 chapters are organized into six sections: (1) foundations of risk management, (2) types of risk, (3) quantitative assessment of risk, (4) risk and risk classes, (5) hedging risk and (6) going forward.
The book should be of particular interest to sophisticated practitioners, investors, academics, and graduate finance students.Investment Risk Management provides a fresh look at this intriguing but complex subject.
H. Kent Baker is a University Professor of Finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University. Professor Baker is an author or editor of 22 books including Investor Behavior - The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing, Market Microstructure of Emerging and Developed Markets, Behavioral Finance - Investors, Corporations, and Markets, Portfolio Theory and Management, and Survey Research in Corporate Finance. As one of the most prolific finance academics, he has published more than 150 refereed articles in such journals as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Financial Analysts Journal, and Journal of Portfolio Management. He has consulting and training experience with more than 100 organizations. Professor Baker holds a BSBA from Georgetown University; M.Ed., MBA, and DBA degrees from the University of Maryland; and an MA, MS, and two PhDs from American University. He also holds CFA and CMA designations.
Greg Filbeck holds the Samuel P. Black III Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College and serves as Area Chair for Finance, Accounting, and Business Economics. He formerly served as Senior Vice-President of Kaplan Schweser and held academic appointments at Miami University (Ohio) and the University of Toledo, where he served as the Associate Director of the Center for Family Business. Professor Filbeck is an author or editor of four books and has published more than 75 refereed academic journal articles that have appeared in journals such as Financial Analysts Journal, Financial Review, and Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. Professor Filbeck conducts consulting and training world-wide for candidates for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRMTM), and Chartered Alternative Investment Adviser (CAIAR) designations as well as holding all three designations. Professor Filbeck holds a BS from Murray State University, an MS from Penn State University, and a DBA from the University of Kentucky.