FRM Part 1 Study Notes

Foundations of Risk Management

1. Risk Management: A Helicopter View
2. Corporate Risk Management: A Primer
3. Corporate Governance and Risk Management
4. What is ERM?
5. Risk Management, Governance, Culture, and Risk Taking in Banks
6. Financial Disasters
7. Deciphering the Liquidity and Credit Crunch of 2007-2008
8. Getting Up to Speed on the Financial Crisis
9. Risk Management Failures
10. The Standard Capital Asset Pricing Model
11. Applying the CAPM to Performance Measurement
12. Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Multifactor Models of Risk and Return
13. Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting
14. GARP Code of Conduct

Quantitative Analysis

1. Probabilities
2. Basic Statistics
3. Distributions
4. Bayesian Analysis
5. Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals
6. Linear Regression with One Regressor
7. Regression with a Single Regressor
8. Linear Regressions with Multiple Regressors
9. Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Interval in Multiple Regression
10. Modeling and Forecasting Trend
11. Modeling and Forecasting Seasonality
12. Characterizing Cycles
13. Modeling Cycles: MA, AR, and ARMA Models
14. Volatility
15. Correlations and Copulas
16. Simulation Methods

Financial Markets and Products

1. Banks
2. Insurance Companies and Pension Plans
3. Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds
4. Introduction
5. Mechanics of Futures Markets
6. Hedging Strategies using Futures
7. Interest Rates
8. Determination of Forward and Future Prices
9. Interest Rate Futures
11. Mechanics of Options Markets
12. Properties of Stock Options
13. Trading Strategies involving Options
14. Exotic Options
15. Commodity Forwards and Futures
16. Exchanges, OTC Derivatives, DPCs and SPVs
17. Basic Principles of Central Clearing
18. Risks Caused by CCPs: Risks Faced by CCPs
19. Foreign Exchange Risk
20. Corporate Bonds
21. Mortgages and Mortgage-backed Securities

Valuation and Risk Management

1. Quantifying Volatility in VaR Models
2. Putting VaR to Work
3. Measures of Financial Risk
4. Binomial Trees
5. The Black-Scholes-Merton Model
6. The Greek Letters
7. Prices, Discount Factors, and Arbitrage
8. Spot, Forward, and Par Rates
9. Returns, Spreads, and Yields
10. One-Factor Risk Metrics and Hedges
11. Multi-Factors Risk Metrics and Hedges
12. Country Risk: Determinants, Measures and Implications
13. External and Internal Ratings
14. Capital Structure in Banks
15. Operational Risk
16. Governance and Stress Testing
17. Stress-Testing and other Risk Management Tools
18. Principles for Sound Stress Testing Practices and Supervision

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