Students At Five Universities In The U.S. And China Awarded First GARP Risk Education Research Fellowships

Jun 14, 2012, 07:57 ET from The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

NEW YORK and LONDON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Five fellowships have been awarded in the inaugural GARP Partnership for Risk Education Research Fellowship Program.  The grants, in the amount of USD 3,000 each, are given to students enrolled in Master-level programs in finance, mathematical finance, and financial engineering, globally.

"The GARP Risk Education Fellows have demonstrated unique approaches and insights into problems facing the risk management community, and their diverse research interests highlight the many challenges facing risk management professionals today," said Bill May, GARP's SVP of Academic Outreach.  

The 2012 GARP Risk Education Research Fellows hail from leading universities in China and the U.S. They are:

  • Felipe Bastos Gurgel Silva, Cornell University – Master of Engineering, Financial Engineering Concentration: The Impact of Asset Price Bubbles on the Computation of Value-at-Risk (VAR) and Capital Determination
  • Patrick Ewane Essouman, Rutgers University – Master in Financial Statistics and Risk Management: An Empirical Study of Risk Models and Their Performance Prior to the Financial Crisis
  • Shwetabh Singh, Rutgers University – Master of Science in Mathematical Finance: The Feasibility of Using Learning Networks for Dynamic Hedging in High Volatility Markets
  • Weiyue Cao, University of Macau – Master of Science in Finance: The Price Discovery Role of Equity Options in the 2008 Financial Crisis
  • Wei Zhang, Tongji University – Master of Finance:  Exploring the Impact of Increasing Trading Frequency on Investment Risk

The proposals were selected after a global call for entries that asked students to address issues that were relevant to current global financial risk management issues and needs; proposals also were required to focus on one or more of the major topics presented in GARP's globally recognized risk certification exams, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams.  

"GARP's Partnership for Risk Education plays a unique role in educating the next generation of risk managers," said Chris Donohue, Ph.D., Managing Director of GARP's Research and Education Center. "We believe that by awarding these fellowships, GARP will continue to deepen risk management competencies amongst students globally, and in doing so, help fulfill our organization's mission of building a strong culture of risk awareness."

About The Global Association of Risk Professionals

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preparing professionals and organizations to make better-informed risk decisions. GARP's membership represents more than 150,000 risk management practitioners and researchers at academic institutions, banks, corporations, government agencies, and investment management firms in 195 countries. GARP administers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) exams—certifications recognized by risk professionals worldwide. GARP is committed to advancing the role of risk management via education for professionals at all levels of expertise. Visit

Kathleen Alcorn
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

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