Risk Conference at the Fields Institute, October 28-30

Poster by Andrea Yeomans

Anne Dranovski and Kate Klyueva, with the Mathematics Union (MU) at the University of Toronto, has helped to shape the upcoming 3-Country Risk Forum. Many parts of this conference will be accessible to undergraduates.

Friday, October 28 will feature an industry panel discussion, moderated by UTSC’s AMACSS president Andi Kerenxhi. This panel has been carefully crafted to bring relevant issues forward. Part of the discussion will include planned questions, but we will allow for open questions from the audience. The panelists include Mark Coyle of the Royal Bank of Canada, and Joseph C. Paradi of the University of Toronto. In addition to financial risks, highlights may also include risks associated to large scale projects, specifically those relevant to the environment.

After the discussion, MU will host a social event at Hart House. It is an opportunity to continue the conversation beyond the more formal set-up of the panel.

Student talks are scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Fields Institute. We have already received submissions, but there are still spots open. We are surely looking forward to hearing students speak about their research.

The link below gives a great explanation of Value at Risk (VaR).


Leading up to the conference I will to post on things that I learn by looking through Risk Magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, and other various sources that I find at the Joseph Rotman Library at the University of Toronto.

If you are interested, also have a look at Toronto’s new initiatve to increase the general understanding of risk by the creation of the Global Risk Institute,




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