Value at Risk Methods

Value at Risk Methods

Thought Leadership Webinar: Join this webinar to learn Value at Risk methods and discuss their pros and cons. See examples of estimation and backtesting using coding in R.


Presented By:
Elena Goldman, Professor of Finance and Graduate Economics
Pace University

February 12, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. GMT

Session Length:
60 minutes


About This Webinar

In this webinar, measures of downside risks, namely, Value at Risk (VaR) and Expected Shortfall (ES) in univariate and multivariate settings will be presented. Pros and cons of each method will be discussed with illustrations using coding in R. Next, backtesting for several models, including volatility based exponentially moving average (EWMA) and generalized conditional heteroscedasticity (GARCH) will be illustrated. Finally, longer-term risks such as systemic risk will be introduced. Participants will become familiar with various VaR methods and backtesting.

About Our Experts  

  Elena Goldman, PhD, is a Professor of Finance and Graduate Economics at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. Her research and teaching are in the fields of Financial Econometrics, Bayesian Econometrics, Risk Management, and International Finance. Goldman’s recent academic publications include "Regimes and Long Memory in Realized Volatility," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics and “Internal Capital Markets and Dividend Policy: Evidence from Indian Corporates," Journal of Financial Research. Her current working papers are on systemic risk, asymmetric GARCH volatility models, and margin models for Central Clearing Counterparties (CCPs). She currently serves on the Education Committee for PRMIA. Goldman was a fellow at the SEC in 2016. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University.


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