SF2980 Risk Management 7.5 credits

Riskvärdering och riskhantering

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Modeling and analysis of financial and insurance risks.

Risk measures: Traditional risk measures, Value at Risk, Expected shortfall, Spectral risk measures.

Empirical distributions, quantiles and risk measures. Analysis of uncertainty with confidence intervals and Bootstrap.

Parametric models: model selection, parameter estimation, validation, simulation.

Extreme value statistics

Multivariate models: measures of dependence, elliptical distributions, copulas, simulation, models for large portfolios, diversification and hedging

Intended learning outcomes *

To give a good knowledge of risk measures and advanced modelling and computational methods of relevance for the assessment and management of financial risks.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Passed courses in analysis in one and several variables, linear algebra, differential equations, mathematical statistics, numerical analysis

Passed SF2940 Probability Theory and SF2942  Portfolio Theory and Risk Management.

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Hult, Lindskog, Hammarlid and Rehn: Risk and Portfolio Analysis: Principles and Methods, Springer

Examination and completion

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A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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Other requirements for final grade *

One written exam, 4.5 university credits.
Home assignments, 3 university credits.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Anja Janssen

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Industrial Management, Mathematics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Anja Janssen (anjaj@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.