• Animal Spirits

    Last week, some hedge fund manager made fleeting headlines when he announced he was bullish because “Animal spirits matter.” Are ...

What’s Your Risk Appetite?

Suppose you arrive at your dentist’s office for an appointment. Before escorting you to an examination room, the receptionist asks what your pain appetite is. […]

How To Start A New Risk Management Job

You finally did it! You landed that senior risk management position at a fabulous firm. The job search took a while, and the vetting was […]

Snappy Comeback to Latest Criticism of VaR

Last week, the Swiss pulled their peg, and swissie soared. Part of the fallout—surprise, surprise!—is criticisms of value-at-risk. This time The Economist is leading the […]

A Revelation

I have written about it before, and I am sure I will write about it again. … how financial risks that devastate firms aren’t random […]

Is Risk Management a Job or a Career?

There are few life decisions as consequential as your choice of career. Get it wrong, and you’re in for a world of discontent. Perhaps you […]

List Of Risk Management Failures

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Nowhere is George Santayana’s famous admonition more applicable than in the field of risk […]

What The 4 T’s Overlook

If you have been active in risk management for a while, you have probably heard of the 4 T ‘s. These—at a very high level—are […]

Book Review: Flash Boys

Michael Lewis has a new book out. It may be more influential than even his 1989 runaway bestseller Liar’s Poker. Called Flash Boys: A Wall […]

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