Value at Risk

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November 2006



Since its original publication, Value at Risk has become the industry standard in risk management. Now in its Third Edition, this international bestseller addresses the fundamental changes in the field that have occurred across the globe in recent years. Philippe Jorion provides the most current information needed to understand and implement VAR-as well as manage newer dimensions of financial risk. Featured updates include:
  • An increased emphasis on operational risk
  • Using VAR for integrated risk management and to measure economic capital
  • Applications of VAR to risk budgeting in investment management
  • Discussion of new risk-management techniques, including extreme value theory, principal components, and copulas
  • Extensive coverage of the recently finalized Basel II capital adequacy rules for commercial banks, integrated throughout the bookA major new feature of the Third Edition is the addition of short questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, making it even easier to check progress. Detailed answers are posted on the companion web site The web site contains other materials, including additional questions that course instructors can assign to their students.
    Jorion leaves no stone unturned, addressing the building blocks of VAR from computing and backtesting models to forecasting risk and correlations. He outlines the use of VAR to measure and control risk for trading, for investment management, and for enterprise-wide risk management. He also points out key pitfalls to watch out for in risk-management systems.
    The value-at-risk approach continues to improve worldwide standards for managing numerous types of risk. Now more than ever, professionals can depend on Value at Risk for comprehensive, authoritative counsel on VAR, its application, and its results-and to keep ahead of the curve.

  • Portrait

    PHILIPPE JORION is Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Irvine. He holds an MBA and a PhD from the University of Chicago and a degree in engineering from the University of Brussels. Dr. Jorion has authored more than seventy publications-directed towards academics and practitioners-on the topic of risk management and international finance. He is Editor of the Journal of Risk and is on the editorial board of a number of other financial journals. He has won the Smith Breeden Prize for research and the William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research. He has written the first edition of Financial Risk Manager Handbook as well as Financial Risk Management: Domestic and International Dimensions, Big Bets Gone Bad: Derivatives and Bankruptcy in Orange County, and Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk.
    EAN: 9780071464956
    ISBN: 0071464956
    Untertitel: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk. 3 Rev ed. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
    Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
    Seitenanzahl: 600 Seiten
    Format: gebunden
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