Introduction to Risk Management

Master the Art of Risk Management for the CFA Level 1 Exam

Welcome to the exciting world of risk management! Here, we’ll help you conquer the fundamentals of this crucial topic as you prepare for the CFA Level 1 Exam. So, buckle up and get ready to navigate the thrilling twists and turns of risk management!

The Risk Management Process

Kick-start your venture into the riveting realm of risk management. Learn how to set the right risk tolerance, identify and tweak risks, and aim for the top whether you’re managing a company or an individual portfolio. Then, step into the blueprint of a risk management framework, where you’ll learn to navigate the intriguing aspects of risk governance, infrastructure, monitoring, and strategic analysis.

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Risk Governance

Journey deeper into the intricacies of risk management as we uncover the secrets of risk governance. From the roles of the board of directors to the appointment of a Chief Risk Officer, get a grasp of how top-down guidance shapes an organization’s risk journey. Then, learn how to determine risk tolerance based on various factors and how to effectively allocate resources through risk budgeting to meet the organization’s risk and return objectives.

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Identification of Risks

Uncover the myriad of risks that organizations and individuals face. From financial risks such as market, credit, and liquidity, to non-financial risks that encompass legal, model, and operational, the risk landscape is vast and varied. Don’t forget the unique risks individuals confront, like health and longevity, and importantly, grasp how these risks can interact, particularly in tumultuous financial times.

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Measuring Risks

Discover the ins and outs of risk measurement, from the elementary probability and standard deviation to the sophisticated Greeks for derivatives. Unpack the VaR and CVaR measures that focus on extreme negative outcomes, and explore stress testing and scenario analysis for a common-sense approach. Finally, delve into the tricky world of quantifying credit, operational, and tax and regulatory risks.

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Methods of Risk Modification

Unlock the secrets of modifying risk exposure, learning the art of balancing risks for optimal performance. Understand the five key methods: avoiding, eliminating, accepting or bearing, transferring, and shifting risks. In the end, you’ll know how to tailor an organization’s risk profile to match its risk tolerance.

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