Category Archives: Risk Management

‘Shallow Risk’ and ‘Deep Risk’ Are No Walk in the Woods – WSJ.com

‘Shallow Risk’ and ‘Deep Risk’ Are No Walk in the Woods – WSJ.com.

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Earthquakes and the Mind-Bending Laws of Markets – Bloomberg

Earthquakes and the Mind-Bending Laws of Markets – Bloomberg.

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When Wall Street Firms Change Risk Models – NYTimes.com

When Wall Street Firms Change Risk Models – NYTimes.com.

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HEARD ON THE STREET: Did J.P. Morgan Fiddle While Risk Burned? – WSJ.com

HEARD ON THE STREET: Did J.P. Morgan Fiddle While Risk Burned? – WSJ.com.

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Wanna Bet on Your GPA? Long or Short?

WSJ 8/19: Wager 101: Students Bet on Their Grades Two New York entrepreneurs are offering college students the chance to put their money where their grades are. Their website lets college students place wagers on their own academic performance, betting … Continue reading

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Spillonomics – Underestimating Risk – NYTimes.com

In retrospect, the pattern seems clear. Years before the Deepwater Horizon rig blew, BP was developing a reputation as an oil company that took safety risks to save money. An explosion at a Texas refinery killed 15 workers in 2005, … Continue reading

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Senate Panel to Release Documents in Inquiry of Ratings Agencies – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — As the housing market began to falter in 2006 and the risks embedded in Wall Street’s giant collective bet on subprime mortgages became apparent, a sense of omen filled the corridors of Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors … Continue reading

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Peter Bernstein – The Expert on Risk – Video from McKinsey

McKinsey Quarterly: Peter L. Bernstein on Risk Video Download 2009-2-23 McKinsey Qtrly The Heart of Risk What is risk management all about anyway? We use the words as though everybody understands what we are talking about. But life is not … Continue reading

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GMO: Why Diversification Failed

Download 2008-12 GMO When Diversification Failed Excellent discussion of risks beyond unsystematic risk.  Solid investing advice.

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The Minsky Moment – Calculated Risk Blog

A Moment with Minsky Posted: 13 Sep 2009 08:38 PM PDT Stephen Mihm at the Boston Globe looks at Hyman Minsky: Why capitalism fails Amid the hand-wringing … a few … commentators started to speak about the arrival of a “Minsky moment,” … Continue reading

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