Risk Management

Imperial College Business School

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  • 8 weeks
  • online

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Imperial College Business School


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Who should attend

This programme blends quantitative research and intelligent risk strategies with practical case studies to broaden participants’ risk management understanding and ability. The diverse programme cohort will include participants from a range of countries, job functions and industries and is designed for:

  • Mid to senior-level finance managers looking to expand their knowledge of risk regulation and practice

  • Risk/portfolio managers seeking to understand how to allocate capital across multiple investments

  • Consultants looking to gain a broad overview of risk management tools and techniques

About the course

The Imperial Risk Management programme is one of the offerings in the Imperial Virtual Programme portfolio, characterised by live interactive sessions with faculty. This eight-week live virtual programme is designed to challenge finance professionals to think critically and creatively about risk.

Drawing on insights from Imperial College Business School faculty, industry leaders, case studies and your peers, the programme will help you predict future societal, financial, corporate and environmental risks and provide you with practical ways to measure and hedge risk in your organisation.

Through this immersive and interactive programme you will:

  • Evaluate risk management frameworks and practices and apply them to industry settings

  • Critically assess risk management reports and research

  • Examine changes in risk management practices as a result of paradigm shifts in global banking, insurance and asset management

  • Analyse the mechanism of corporate governance and its critical relationship with risk

About Imperial Virtual Programmes

At Imperial College London, our world-leading experts have combined scientific rigour with practical experience and the latest research to develop immersive virtual programmes – delivered in real time – in several areas of commerce, leadership and innovation so you can define the very future of business. Let us meet you where you are – and take you where you want to be.

  • Learn in real time through live interactive sessions from Imperial faculty and industry leaders

  • Intensive approach that fits into your busy schedule

  • Up to two live sessions per week, 90 minutes with Q&A

  • Engaging, cutting-edge learning platform with mobile access

  • Limited seats available; secure your seat early

  • All live sessions are recorded so you can view them again at any time during the programme

Imperial Executive Education Associate Alumni Benefits

Complete more than eight programme days or equivalent hours (56) for online and virtual programmes to claim 'Associate Alumni' status and join our active alumni community. Some of the benefits of becoming an Associate Alumni include:

  • 25% discount on future Imperial College Executive Education open programmes for up to three colleagues from your organisation per year

  • Access to the Imperial College Business School Alumni LinkedIn group

  • Invitations to Executive Education and Business School events and webinars

  • Invitations to worldwide alumni events

  • Receive the monthly IB Knowledge newsletter

What You Will Learn

Orientation Period

There is a one-week orientation period from the programme start date where you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the learning platform, meet fellow participants and prepare for the programme ahead. We continue to accept bookings during the orientation period until live teaching sessions begin.

Programme Content

Note: Live teaching sessions begin after the orientation period. Sessions are normally held on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. UK Time. Please download the brochure for full session schedule.

Module 1: Introduction to Risk and Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Recognise the importance of good judgement, perception and appreciation of risk, risk appetite, and role and responsibility.

Module 2: Foundations of Risk Measurement 1

Review and create a level playing field in terms of knowledge of statistics and related tools that are important for risk management.

Module 3: Foundations of Risk Measurement 2

Understand basic rules of probability and measures of tail risk and learn to apply linear regression models.

Module 4: Risk and Reputation: In the COVID-19 era and beyond

Understand the importance of reputation and brand risk management in the corporate sector through real world examples. Learn how to manage and control risks related to brand and reputation including the role of effective communication.

Module 5: Foundations of Risk Finance Theory 1

Learn from an industry expert how to view risk management decisions, projects or investments as a portfolio of risks.

Module 6: Foundations of Risk Finance Theory 2

Understand the distinction between risk that can and cannot be diversified and learn how to risk-adjust performance measures.

Module 7: Financial Markets and Instruments 1

Learn to use futures, forwards, swaps and options to hedge equity, interest rate, commodity and currency risk.

Module 8: Financial Markets and Instruments 2

Understand asset liability management (ALM) for banks, asset managers and corporates and how to use derivatives in ALM.

Module 9: Insights from the Chief Risk Officer of an Asset Management Company

Learn from the Chief Risk Officer of a $20 billion asset management firm how to build a risk department from scratch.

Module 10: Market Risk Management 1

Understand risk measures such as expected short-fall and Value at Risk (VaR) and how to apply them.

Module 11: Market Risk Management 2

Learn nonparametric and Monte Carlo VaR models, and understand and apply scenario analysis and stress testing.

Module 12: Risk Management of Complex Portfolios

Learn how to manage risk in complex and derivative portfolios, and how to manage exotic risks such as climate change risks.

Module 13: Risk Management and Insurance Markets

Learn from an experienced insurance executive the principles of risk management in insurance markets.

Module 14: Credit Risk Management

Learn how to measure and manage credit risk, and what credit default swaps are and how to use them.

Module 15: Counter-Party and Funding Risk

Understand how to manage counter-party risk and how to calculate CVA, DVA, KVA and XVA.

Module 16: Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk and Challenges of Applying Risk Management in Practice

Learn how better risk understanding can improve financial judgement and foresight. You will come away with an appreciation of how the course content can be practiced within risk management.


Enrico Biffis

Summary Enrico Biffis is Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance at Imperial College Business School, a fellow of the Pensions Institute in London, and a member of the Munich Risk and Insurance Centre at LMU Munich. His areas of expertise are risk analysis and asset-liability management, with a ...

Paolo Zaffaroni

Summary   Paolo is Professor in Financial Econometrics at Imperial College Business School. He has a summa cum laude degree in economic statistics from Roma and holds a PhD  in Econometrics  from the London School of Economics. He is also  teaching at the University of Rome La Sapienza  and  has...

Guy Gumbrell

Expert in organisation and leadership development. Extensive international experience (particularly EMEA), developing leaders in multi-cultural contexts and across public, private and government sectors. Design, project manage and deliver programs on change and leadership focusing on impact and t...

Robert Kosowksi

Summary Robert Kosowski is Associate Professor in the Finance Group of Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London. He is also a resea rch fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at Oxford U...

Damiano Brigo

Summary Professor Damiano Brigo holds the Chair in Mathematical Finance at Imperial College, London, where he co-heads the Mathematical Finance research group and is part of the Stochastic Analysis research group.  Previous roles of Professor Brigo include: 2012-2014, Prof. Brigo held the role ...

Jose Ribeiro

Seasoned CEO/Managing Director/Board member with a demonstrated history of working in financial services globally. Currently developing an NED portfolio in the financial services industry whilst managing personal investments and pursuing academic interests at Imperial College in London. Skilled i...

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