Crude Oil Insights

Just another crude oil bear, in the midst of all these oil bulls

Who says online risk training is boring

The boring risk training course traffic update It has been an uphill and downhill ride for the last two years. We have had many moments to celebrate as well as a handful of frustrating close calls. But this morning as I looked at the analytics I realized that we had crossed two important milestones on […]

What is Risk? The new risk assessment & risk management training series

What is Risk? Introductory training series for risk professionals. A number of banking and regulatory customers requested a collection of basic and introductory training materials on risk management. Sometimes as trainers we forget that not everyone speaks the language of risk with the same fluency. The three posts that follow, represent the first installment in […]

Financial Risk Management Training Course

Financial Risk Management Training Course Figure 1 Financial Risk Management Training Course – PD Model using the Merton structured approach The trouble with teaching Financial Risk Management Online is with the amount of ground a trainer has to cover within the allocated two days. The Financial Risk Management Training course reference was put together as […]

Seven new risk and investment management case studies – Free Step by step guides to VaR, ALM, Greeks & Monte Carlo Simulation ..

Case studies cover Value at Risk (VaR), Asset Liability Management (ALM), Jet Fuel Hedging, Barclays Libor Scandal, Fixed Income Portfolio Optimization, Option Price Sensitivity – Greeks & a advance Monte Carlo Simulation tweak for increasing the speed of convergence without increasing the computational overhead.

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The Risk and Finance Rock Star campaigns…

Very excited about the new artwork, branding and design behind the Risk and Finance Rock Star campaigns launching later this week. After a first round of testing the 90 second video spot has now been finalized and will go live on Youtube later tonight. Stay tuned, more exciting stuff planned for launch in early August […]

Introducing iPadRiskBooks.com

The content business is all about slicing and repackaging. It’s a difficult lesson that we have learnt after playing with specialized risk and treasury management education over the last four years. A journey that started with a market risk metrics publishing experiment in 2008 that after six different pivots ultimately became our most popular risk […]

Falling Oil Supplies

Oil futures rose amidst US gasoline supplies decreasing and the housing sales in the US picking up pace. Brent Crude futures rose by 0.83 percent to USD $ 106.03 per barrel, while WTI crude futures rose by 0.79 percent to be at USD $ 90.58 per barrel. The US Energy Department declared in a report […]

Chinese data worse than expected

Oil futures fell from a seven week high price after new data released showed that the economic recovery in China was weaker than previously expected. Brent crude futures declined by 0.31 percent to USD $ 103.68 per barrel, while WTI crude futures declined by 0.28 percent to USD $ 88.97 per barrel. There have also […]

US pressure on Iran heating up

Crude oil futures rose to a seven week high owing to rising tensions between the United States and Iran, along with expectations about the US Federal Reserve increasing the stimulus in the US economy. Brent crude futures increased by 0.29 percent to be at USD $ 103.670 per barrel, while WTI crude futures rose by […]

Chinese Premier disappoint investors

After increasing for three consecutive days, oil futures fell on Monday, the 16th of July 2012. The main reason for this sudden mood shift in the market was due to the Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabo, stating that the expected economic recovery of China for the second half of this year was yet to gain momentum. […]

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