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Week 1: Introduction

Why is risk management important in our global and interconnected world? Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino introduces Week 1 of our free course.

Why is risk management important in our global and interconnected world? How do investors deal with risk when making their financial decisions? And how can ideas from risk management be helpful in everyday life?

In this introductory video, Lead Educator Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino gives an outline of this short course, posing some interesting questions to help us examine some of the main features of financial markets, and in particular how these markets can help us manage risks. He also explains the broad elements we’ll study in this course: the main participants in financial markets, the main types of instruments used by investors, and how they choose the most appropriate financial instruments for their needs.

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