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Explore Financial Risk Management With These Books On Financial Risk Management

This article showcases our top picks for the best books on financial risk management. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

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An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management by Robert A Jarrow

This product was recommended by Emily Deaton from Let Me Bank

A financial book will always be hefty and this one is no different, however, despite it’s thickness this book is concise and its gives lots of real life examples, including case studies and industry examples so that each reader can associate it to their own experiences and expertise. The information in this book is superb. A base level knowledge of Risk Management techniques will help, but an extremely valuable book written by one of the most knowledgeable Risk practitioners around. A valuable book not just for those who manage Risk for a living but also for anyone who wants to understand the last financial crisis and how to anticipate the next one.


Operational Risk Management by Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

This product was recommended by Lucas Robinson from Crediful

This book is in my financial toolbox as a reference guide for anything involving financial risk and how to manage and mitigate it, It has excellent coverage on ORM framework and tool which is invaluable to me in the banking industry. A financial book that helps beginners learn the basics and refreshers experience professionals who need to brush up on their knowledge.


The Essentials of Risk Management by Michel Crouhy

This product was recommended by Andrew Roderick from Credit Repair Companies

This book is very helpful as a broad overview for those starting out in the field of financial risk management. It doesn’t go into great detail on one area of risk, but it’s fantastic to pick up the fundamentals. It draws upon the lessons of history and is focussed towards practitioners.


Enterprise risk management models by David L Olson

This product was recommended by Achintya Kolipakkam from Elegance Tips

It is a comprehensive guide to several aspects of risk. it has apt information on how the current system works. most of the book explains the operations of models. it focuses on the supply chain perspective.


Corporate Risk Management by Georges Dionne

This product was recommended by Achintya Kolipakkam from Elegance Tips

The book exposes the reader to a whole new level of insights. It takes the 2008 crisis into consideration and gives a fantastic overview for the next future years too.


Financial Risk Management by Steve L. Allen

This product was recommended by Lisa Arlington from Giftsnerd LLC

In this book, market risk expert Steve Allen offers an insider’s view of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, and measurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financial risk. Allen assesses real-world issues, and the 2nd edition has been revised to match the present environment. Topics like a mark-to-market valuation of trading position, the structuring of limits to control risk-taking, review of mathematical models, and how they can contribute to risk control are discussed in detail in this book.


Financial Risk Management For Dummies by Aaron Brown

This product was recommended by Lisa Arlington from Giftsnerd LLC

Aaron Brown, the winner of the GARP’s Risk manager of the year award, provides detailed guidance on how to manage and control financial risks in your company. It is a perfect guide for beginners as it takes you through every situation of risk management in the order that they usually occur. It starts by teaching you identifying and understanding risks, then taking control of it. You’ll also discover how to measure and value financial risk, set limits, stop losses, control drawdowns, and hedge bets.


Fundamentals of Risk Management by Paul Hopkin

This product was recommended by Melanie Musson from Loans

This book is clearly organized in its presentation of financial risk management. It covers the basics so that novices can confidently embark on their journey but it also delves deeply into technical and advanced aspects of risk management so that even seasoned professionals can learn things to step up their game. Even though the subject matter could tend to be a dry read, this book is so packed with interesting and logical information, it’s able to hold the reader’s attention and remain interesting.

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