5: Understanding and Managing Risk

Course Description

Learn the elements central to the risk/reward relationship. Understanding that risk is something to be mitigated, versus eliminated, students will also learn to properly evaluate, manage, and be compensated for, taking appropriate levels of risk.


1: Defining Risk

2: Understanding Different Types of Risk

3: Managing Risk


$995 for students, governments and non-profits

$1650 for corporate and for-profit entities

Group pricing for teams of 5 or more

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Course Requirements


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Course Instructor

Christopher "Kit" Taylor, Ph.D., CFA

Former Executive Director, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board


Mr. Taylor, Kit, served as Executive Director of the MSRB Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board from 1978 to 2007 where he pioneered yield disclosure on customer confirmations, implemented automated clearance and settlement of trades, outlined and began implementation of an integrated digital system for the collection and dissemination of issuer disclosures in the primary and secondary markets (currently called the "EMMA" system), adopted rules effectively banning political contributions by municipal finance, and developed real-time trade reporting. Prior to the MSRB, Kit held positions as Director, Office of New York Finance, US Treasury Department and served as Economist at the Federal Reserve Board. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Economics, M.A. from Princeton University in Economics, Concentrations: econometrics, mathematical economics, centrally planned economies, B.A. Swarthmore College in Economics and Mathematics, CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst Designation.