Risk Management

A.Y. 2021/2022
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
SECS-S/06
Language
English
Learning objectives
At the end of the course, the student will possess an adequate mathematical terminology, learned the main quantitative and computational tools to be able to work in the risk management unit of a bank or insurance company.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will know the basic elements of the Basel and Solvency regulatory frameworks for banks and insurance companies; will possess an adequate mathematical terminology and learned the main quantitative tools related to the study of risk variables and measures in quantitative risk management; will be able to recognize statistically the presence of an elliptical or heavy-tailed distribution and determine its influence on a risk portfolio; will be able to code a software for the computation of the capital reserve needed by a financial institution to comply with the above regulatory frameworks; will be aware of the basic quantitative tools to perform the stochastic aggregation of various typologies of risks.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second trimester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
- Prerequisites
- Overview of Basel and Solvency regulatory frameworks.
- Basic Concept in Risk Management: Risk Measures (VaR and ES).
- Light tailed versus Heavy-tailed distributions. Regularly varying distributions. The Mean excess function.
- EVT: the POT method.
- Risk Aggregation via copulas
- Dependence Measures
- Elliptical Distributions and Coherent Risk Measures.
- Model Uncertainty.
- Standard methods for Market Risk
- Credit Risk: some case studies.
Prerequisites for admission
A solid background of Theory of Integration and Elementary Probability. Note that this is a mathematical course.
Teaching methods
Lectures with exercises (also group assignments) and programming in R
Teaching Resources
Assessment methods and Criteria
Two assignments to be delivered, a written exam and an oral interview (attending students delivering the projects during the course can skip the oral examination and receive a bonus for the written exam)
SECS-S/06 - MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCES - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Puccetti Giovanni