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The VaR Modeling Handbook: Practical Applications in Alternative Investing, Banking, Insurance,...

ISBN: 9780071625159 | 0071625151
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Pub. Date: 5/12/2009

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Value-at-Risk (VaR) is a powerful toolfor assessing market risk in real timea critical insight when making trading andhedging decisions.The VaR Modeling Handbookis the most complete, up-to-date reference onthe subject for today's savvy investors, traders,portfolio managers, and other asset and riskmanagers.Unlike market risk metrics such as the Greeks,or beta, which are applicable to only certainasset categories and sources of market risk,VaR is applicable to all liquid assets, makingit a reliable indicator of total market risk. Forthis reason, among many others, VaR has becomethe dominant method for estimatingprecisely how much money is at risk each dayin the financial markets.The VaR Modeling Handbookis a profoundvolume that delivers practical informationon measuring and modeling risk specificallyfocused on alternative investments, banking,and the insurance sector. The perfect primertoThe VaR Implementation Handbook(McGraw-Hill), this foundational resource features The experience of 40 internationallyrecognized experts Useful perspectives from a widerange of practitioners, researchers,and academics Coverage on applying VaR to hedgefund strategies, microcredit loanportfolios, and economic capitalmanagement approaches for insurancecompaniesEach illuminating chapter inThe VaR ModelingHandbookpresents a specific topic, completewith an abstract and conclusion for quick reference, as well as numerous illustrations thatexemplify covered material. Practitioners cangain in-depth, cornerstone knowledge of VaRby reading the handbook cover to cover ortake advantage of its user-friendly format byusing it as a go-to resource in the real world.Financial success in the markets requires confidentdecision making, andThe VaR ModelingHandbookgives you the knowledge you needto use this state-of-the-art modeling methodto successfully manage financial risk.


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