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Transparency in Derivatives

Insured by Derivatives

Thirty Years
of Option

a Need 4U2

Celebrating Derivatives

Decoding Derivatives

No Risk,
No Glory

The ongoing

Symposium 2009

Insured by Derivatives


Chair: Frits Conijn, Journalist, het financieel dagblad



Damiano Brigo, Managing Director, Fitch Solutions

Aaron Brown, Chief Risk Officer and Author

Prof. Wim Schoutens, Catholic University of Leuven

Prof. André Lucas, Vrij University, Amsterdam

Date: 11 June 2009
Location: Beursplein 5, Amsterdam
Language: English



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Damiano Brigo

'Credit derivatives models before and during crisis: Dynamic models implying Armageddon scenarios and extreme losses'

Damiano is Managing Director of Fitch Solutions and Visiting Professor at Imperial College Mathematics in London, where he works on valuation and pricing, risk measurement, credit and default modelling, counterparty risk, and stochastic dynamic models for commodities and inflation. Damiano is also a Managing Editor of the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance and is a member of the Fitch Academic Advisory Board.

Aaron Brown

'Leverage without tears: The next generation of derivatives'

Aaron is Chief Risk Officer at AQR Capital Management and author of The Poker Face of Wall Street (named a top-ten book in 2006 by Business Week) and A World of Chance. He was formerly a trader, portfolio manager, head of mortgages and finance professor.

Wim Schoutens

'Implied Levy Volatility'

Wim is a research professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and is an independent consultant and trainer to the banking industry on equity modelling. Wim is also a Managing Editor of the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance and Associate Editor of Mathematical Finance and Review of Derivatives Research.

André Lucas

'Macro, industry and frailty effects in defaults during the 2008 credit crisis'

André is Professor of Finance at the VU University in Amsterdam, Program Director of MSc Risk Management at Duisenberg school of Finance and Director of Graduate Studies Finance at Tinbergen Institute. André is an expert in financial risk management, asset pricing and financial econometrics. His research focuses on empirical modelling issues for market and credit risk, in particular at the portfolio level.




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