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Pandora's Risk : Uncertainty at the Core of Finance / Kent Osband.

Author/Creator:
Osband, Kent, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2011]
Series:
Columbia Business School Publishing
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (305 p.)
Subjects:
Financial risk management.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Author of the acclaimed work Iceberg Risk: An Adventure in Portfolio Theory, Kent Osband argues that uncertainty is central rather than marginal to finance. Markets don't trade mainly on changes in risk. They trade on changes in beliefs about risk, and in the process, markets unite, stretch, and occasionally defy beliefs. Recognizing this truth would make a world of difference in investing. Belittling uncertainty has created a rift between financial theory and practice and within finance theory itself, misguiding regulation and stoking huge financial imbalances.Sparking a revolution in the mindset of the investment professional, Osband recasts the market as a learning machine rather than a knowledge machine. The market continually errs, corrects itself, and makes new errors. Respecting that process, without idolizing it, will promote wiser investment, trading, and regulation. With uncertainty embedded at its core, Osband's rational approach points to a finance theory worthy of twenty-first-century investing.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. The Ultimate Confidence Game
3. Great Expectations
4. Sustainable Debt
5. The Midas Touch
6. Safety in Numbers
7. When God Changes Dice
8. Credit-ability
9. Insecuritization
10. Risks in Value-at-Risk
11. Resizing Risks
12. Conclusions
Appendix
References
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
ISBN:
1-283-14970-2
9786613149701
0-231-52541-9
OCLC:
818856363
Publisher Number:
10.7312/osba15172 doi
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