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Red-blooded risk : the secret history of Wall Street

Author: Aaron Brown
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2011, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brown, Aaron, 1956-
Red-blooded risk : the secret history of Wall Street.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2011, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Brown
ISBN: 9781118043868 1118043863 9781118140154 111814015X
OCLC Number: 803483959
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (429 pages)
Contents: Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: What This Book Is and Why You Should Read It; Risk, Danger, and Opportunity; Red-Blooded Risk Management; Risk and Life; Play and Money; Frequentism; Rationality; Bets; Exponentials and Culture; Payoff; Chapter 2: Red Blood and Blue Blood; Chapter 3: Pascal's Wager and the Seven Principles of Risk Management; Principle I: Risk Duality; Principle II: Valuable Boundary; Principle III: Risk Ignition; Principle IV: Money; Outside the VaR Boundary; Principle V: Evolution; Principle VI: Superposition. Principle VII: Game TheoryChapter 4: The Secret History of Wall Street: 1654-1982; Pascal and Fermat; Poker; Advantage Gamblers; Sports Betting; Quants to Wall Street; Finance People; Real Finance; Chapter 5: When Harry Met Kelly; Kelly; Harry; Commodity Futures; If Harry Knew Kelly; Investment Growth Theory; eRaider.com; MPT Out in the World; Chapter 6: Exponentials, Vampires, Zombies, and Tulips; Types of Growth; The Negative Side; Tulips; Tulip Propaganda; Quantitative Tulip Modeling; Money; Chapter 7: Money; Chapter 8: The Story of Money: The Past; Property, Exchange, and Money. PaleonomicsTransition; What Money Does; Risk; Government and Paper; Paper versus Metal; 1776 and All That; Andrew Dexter; A Short Digression into Politics and Religion; Chapter 9: The Secret History of Wall Street: 1983-1987; Efficient Markets; Anomalies; The Price Is Right ... Not!; Efficiency versus Equilibrium; Beating the Market; Paths; Sharpe Ratios and Wealth; 1987; Chapter 10: The Story of Money: The Future; Farmers and Millers; Money, New and Improved; A General Theory of Money; Value and Money; Numeraire; Clearinghouses; Cash; Derivative Money; The End of Paper; Chapter 11: Cold Blood. Chapter 12: What Does a Risk Manager Do?-Inside VaRProfessional Standards; Front Office; Trading Risk; Quants on the Job; Middle Office; Back Office; Middle Office Again; Looking Backward; Risk Control; Beyond Profit and Loss; Numbers; The Banks of the Charles; Waste; The Banks of the Potomac; The Summer of My Discontent; Validation; Chapter 13: VaR of the Jungle; Chapter 14: The Secret History of Wall Street: 1988-1992; Smile; Back to the Dissertation; Three Paths; An Unexpected Twist; Surprise!; Computing VaR; Chapter 15: Hot Blood and Thin Blood. Chapter 16: What Does a Risk Manager Do?-Outside VaRStress Tests; Trans-VaR Scenarios; Black Holes; Why Risk Managers Failed to Prevent the Financial Crisis; Managing Risk; Unspeakable Truth Number One: Risk Managers Should Make Sure Firms Fail; Unspeakable Truth Number Two: There's Good Stuff beyond the VaR Limit; Unspeakable Truth Number Three: Risk Managers Create Risk; Chapter 17: The Story of Risk; Chapter 18: Frequency versus Degree of Belief; Statistical Games; Thorp, Black, Scholes, and Merton; Change of Numeraire; Polling; The Quant Revolution.
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