HOME Recent Events RMI in the News ALUMNI
  Issue 1 | Archive   16 November 2009

Risk Management Conference 2009
July, 2009

2009 marks the 3rd Annual Risk Management Conference for RMI. The conference consisted of a one-day policy forum and one and a half day scientific program.

The conference highlighted the role of "Systemic Risk and the Challenges for Risk Management" and brought together policy makers, senior risk managers, researchers and consultants. The policy forum addressed questions related to the origins and consequences of systemic risk, and its relation to other types of risk. Sessions focused on the changing nature of systemic risk and the challenges it has given to governments and market participants. Other themes discussed include the relevance of Basel II in a rapidly changing financial system, bank capital and the credit crunch. Two panel discussions among senior regulators and risk managers addressed the distinct challenges faced by Asian economies.

Professional Risk Manager Certification Training Program
June-November, 2009

The PRM program helps to prepare professional in the financial industry for the rigorous examinations of the PRM certification program, administered by the Professional Risk Manager's International Association (PRMIA). Part I (Mathematical Foundations of Risk Management) started from 20th June to 18th July, followed by Part II (Finance Theory and Financial Instruments) from 25th July to 12th September and Part III (Risk Management Practices) from 26th September to 14th November. Classes are conducted by NUS lecturers, and course materials provided for each participant.

Berkeley-NUS Certificate in Financial Engineering Program
Novermber, 2009

The Certificate in Financial Engineering program evolved out of collaboration between two premier global institutions of higher learning - the University of California, Berkeley and NUS. Renowned professors from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Finance Department, NUS Business School and RMI teach in the program. Module 1 of the 2009 intake was conducted from 2nd to 6th November and Module 2 starts from 16th November to 20th November.

RMI Luncheon Talk Series 2009
Novermber, 2009

In November, two world-renowned speakers, Dr. Jeffrey Bohn, head of risk appetite, Standard Chartered Bank and Professor Paul Embrechts, ETH Zurich, talk about the recent financial crisis with fresh perspectives. On 4 November, Dr. Bohn, who has experience implementing performance management metrics at a number of global financial institutions, has discussed the theory-practice tensions that arise indifferent contexts. On 18 November, Professor Embrechts, RMI's visitor, will address the question "who to blame?" from the perspective of financial engineering, and he will also talk about the communication of scientific results.

Back To Newsletter

Published quarterly by Risk Management Institute, NUS
Editor: Ivy Wang (rmiwy@nus.edu.sg)