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This programme prepares students for responsible positions in the areas of risk management and financial product development in financial Institutions. Graduates will have a good mastery of modern finance theory, have an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of financial institutions, and be able to take advantage of the state-of-the-art informational and computational technologies in managing risks. Interested applicants must have a strong background in mathematics and statistics.
Graduates will be employed to manage derivative instruments in various financial markets. Financial events like Orange County (1994), Barings (1995), Enron (2001), Lehman Brothers (2008) show that poor risk management could be fatal to even the largest institutions. Our graduates are well trained to handle derivative instruments properly so as to minimize management risk and help corporations compete effectively in the global financial market. As Hong Kong expands its role as the leading financial center in the Asia-Pacific region, there is an increasing demand for financial specialists with risk management skills.