Emad Mahmoud is one of a growing number of people who see the PRM as a valuable tool to advance their careers

Profile

Name: Emad Mahmoud, PRM, CFA, FRM
Title: Senior Investment Associate
Company: Prudential Financial
Job Focus: Risk Management

Background:

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt
ME in Civil Engineering, City College of New York, CUNY
MA in Economics, City College of New York, CUNY
MBA, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, New York
MS in Computational Finance, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University

Earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
Certified Professional Risk Manager (PRM)
Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in New York State

Twelve years of design, modeling, and construction management of different structures in Egypt, Kuwait, and the US.
Worked for GMIM as a Financial Consultant for 10 months.
Joined Prudential Financial in 2001.

What have been the key factors to success in your career?

Drive for results, dealing with ambiguity, work effectively in teams Staying up-to-date on current research

What interesting projects are you working on right now?

Currently, working on a project to establish a quantitative framework to address the issue of credit risk and diversification, specifically concentration risk and single obligor limit.

Why did you decide to pursue the PRM?

To challenge myself and to gain a competitive advantage in a competitive, rapidly evolving profession.

How does the PRM benefit those who prepare for and pass it?

You equip yourself with the concepts, tools, and practices essential for understanding Risk Management. You become a more competitive candidate for positions with wider range of responsibilities.

What would you say to others who are considering the PRM?

You definitely should pursue the PRM if you want to develop an understanding of Risk Management concepts. Moreover, you can choose a date that’s convenient for you and prepare for the exam on your own pace.

About Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial companies serve individual and institutional customers worldwide and include The Prudential Insurance Company of America, one of the largest life insurance companies in the U.S. These companies offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pension and retirement related services and administration, asset management, securities brokerage, banking and trust services, real estate brokerage franchises, and relocation services.