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Why Risk Is A “Four Letter Word” - Presentation at the 2nd Pension De-Risking Course

Date: May 16-17, 2011

Speaker: Harry Marmer, CFA

2nd Pension De-Risking Course

Metropolitan Hotel
108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3

Best Practices In Managing Risk: Why Risk Is A “Four Letter Word”

Risk is a four-letter word only if misunderstood and when it is not managed appropriately by investors. This session will examine why risk is sometimes considered a “four letter word” as well as what investors can do to better understand and manage risk.

· The classical definition of risk

· What is the true minimum risk portfolio?

· Why risk is a “four letter word”

· How can we improve our management of risk?