Financial risks

                                                   

Chair Launched

April 2007

Director

Nicole EL KAROUI

Objectives                            

The purpose of this Chair is to contribute to scientific excellence, learning, and the attractiveness of research. The teaching activities form part of existing Masters programs, with the participation of contributors from Société Générale and the inclusion of special modules. This Chair is geared to the requirements of the banking and insurance sectors, which face new challenges, including risk management. It is founded on the extensive expertise of the two schools’ research teams in the field of derivative instruments: valuation, dynamic coverage, numerical methods.

Themes                                        

Improvement in the numerical methods used by the financial institutions (in particular the Monte Carlo method).

Development of large-scale models based on random matrix theory. The study of risk prevention and control methods, including liquidity problems in dynamic hedging and volatility. Creation of new dedicated tools for statistical arbitrage, the pricing of complex derivatives, and research on credit derivatives.