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Plight of the fortune tellers : why we need to manage financial risk differently

Author: Riccardo Rebonato
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford [England] : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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"Riccardo Rebonato is global head of market risk and global head of quantitative research and quantitative analysis at the Royal Bank of Scotland. He is visiting lecturer in mathematical finance at the University of Oxford and adjunct professor at the Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Riccardo Rebonato
ISBN: 9780691133614 0691133611
OCLC Number: 154694577
Description: xxvi, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why this book matters --
Thinking about risk --
Thinking about probabilities --
Making choices --
What is risk management for? --
VaR & Co : how it all started --
Looking beneath the surface : hidden problems --
Which type of probability matters in risk management? --
The promise of economic capital --
What can we do instead?
Responsibility: Riccardo Rebonato.

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Argues that we must restore genuine decision making to our financial planning, and shows us how to do it using probability, experimental psychology, and decision theory. This book offers a solution  Read more...

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