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What is Risk Management?

 

Risk management is a broad field and has different functions on the buy and sell sides. Risk managers usually perform a thorough analysis of market risk by evaluating the portfolio’s holdings and exposure. When it comes to model risk, risk managers examine valuation assumptions and estimation of parameters. 

Muhong Zhou (MFE ’16)

Risk & Quantitative Analysis, Equity at BlackRock

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After graduating from the MFE program, I went to work in the market risk management area. A risk manager must be able to apply quantitative techniques to real-world problems, including analyzing portfolio risk-taking and understanding financial markets. The MFE program helped me gain hands-on experience in finance, asset management and quantitative modeling that finance industry firms use to make decisions about investments and risk management.

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