Designed and Produced by Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance (WatRISQ), the new online program is an ideal introduction and review of financial risk management from a quantitative (how to compute it!) perspective. It is meant for prospective (quantitative) financial analysts in industry and for those experienced analysts in need of a review and possibly more breadth. It is expected the student taking this course will have a solid background in the mathematical sciences (e.g., an undergraduate degree in the mathematical sciences) but a specific background in computational finance or risk management is not required.
On successful completion the student will have been exposed, in a very hands-on way, to the breadth of topics and methodologies used in financial risk management. Moreover, there is a good review of some of the basic mathematics that underlies modern risk management techniques. The successful student will be well-prepared to dig deeper into many of the branches of (quantitative) financial risk management. Moreover the successful student will acquire excellent background knowledge (and more!) to prepare for several of the professional risk management exams such as The Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) and The Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) designation