Elements of Financial Risk Management

Elements of Financial Risk Management

2nd Edition - November 10, 2011

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  • Author: Peter Christoffersen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922430
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128102350

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The Second Edition of this best-selling book expands its advanced approach to financial risk models by covering market, credit, and integrated risk. With new data that cover the recent financial crisis, it combines Excel-based empirical exercises at the end of each chapter with online exercises so readers can use their own data. Its unified GARCH modeling approach, empirically sophisticated and relevant yet easy to implement, sets this book apart from others. Five new chapters and updated end-of-chapter questions and exercises, as well as Excel-solutions manual, support its step-by-step approach to choosing tools and solving problems.  

Key Features

  • Examines market risk, credit risk, and operational risk
  • Provides exceptional coverage of GARCH models
  • Features online Excel-based empirical exercises


Graduate students and professionals working in financial engineering and risk management, quantitative asset management, macroeconomic and financial forecasting, quantitative trading, and applied research.

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: November 10, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922430
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128102350

About the Author

Peter Christoffersen

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

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