Introduction to the Monte Carlo Method

Introduction to the Monte Carlo Method
Thought Leadership Webinar: This webinar provides an introduction to the Monte Carlo method, from first principles through application to financial products. It will also briefly describe inefficiency and implementation considerations.

Presented By:
Mark P. Kust
Sr. Risk Officer, World Bank Group

June 17, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EDT
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. BST

Session Length:
60 minutes


About This Webinar

The Monte Carlo method is a major tool in the computational scientist’s and financial analyst’s arsenal. In this webinar, we’ll introduce the method from first concepts as a numerical integration technique and demonstrate both the method’s utility and well-known shortcomings. Starting with a simple numerical integration example, we’ll demonstrate how the method is both highly intuitive while also highly inefficient. We’ll further demonstrate the method’s applicability to derivatives pricing and risk management, and briefly discuss techniques to address inefficiency. Finally, we’ll consider implementation details, and provide a wealth of references and topics for further study.

About Our Experts  

  Mark Kust is Senior Risk Officer, Head of CRO Model Risk and Governance for the World Bank Group. He has worked in a variety of model development, implementation, and risk management roles over the past 15 years. At Brighthouse Financial, Mark designed the firm’s Model Risk Management function, and led the department for two years. At Ally Financial, Mark co-led Model Validation of capital markets, compliance, and AML models. At Wells Fargo, Mark’s work spanned designing and implementing derivatives pricing models to serving as a trading desk business manager to leading a technology implementation team to leading original research into novel model risk measurement and aggregation metrics. Immediately prior to joining the World Bank, Mark co-founded an incubation stage hedge fund specializing in volatility strategies.

Prior to Mark’s financial services career, he was an information technology and life sciences entrepreneur.

Mark is a PRM holder and CFA Charterholder, and has earned degrees from Western Michigan University, Stanford University, and the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

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