Advanced Financial Risk Management, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques for Integrated Credit Risk and Interest Rate Risk Management

Advanced Financial Risk Management, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques for Integrated Credit Risk and Interest Rate Risk Management

Author(s): Donald R. van Deventer, Kenji Imai, Mark Mesler

Print ISBN: 9781118278543

Online ISBN: 9781118597217

DOI: 10.1002/9781118597217

Author Biography


About the Author

DONALD R. VAN DEVENTER founded the Kamakura Corporation in April 1990 and is currently Chairman and CEO. In 2003, he was voted into the Risk Hall of Fame for having made a profound contribution to the field of risk management. He has been involved in financial advisory assignments involving both risk management and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to founding Kamakura Corporation, he was senior vice president of the investment banking department of Lehman Brothers. From 1982 to 1987, he was the treasurer for First Interstate Bancorp in Los Angeles. He holds a PhD in business economics, a joint degree of the Harvard University Department of Economics and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Kenji Imai has headed Software Development for Kamakura for sixteen years. Mr. Imai is member of the Managing Committee of Kamakura. Prior to Kamakura, Mr. Imai worked in the derivatives structuring/trading and risk management groups at the Sanwa Bank and S.G. Warburg. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with a BS in civil engineering and from the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a MS in management, concentrating on finance.

Mark Mesler is Managing Director and heads Kamakura Risk Information Services, Kamakura's innovative Basel II and III compliant default probability service. Mr. Mesler is in charge of the daily production of the KRIS Merton model, Jarrow reduced form model, and hybrid model default probabilities. Mr. Mesler has twenty-seven years' experience in the financial services information and systems field and is a veteran of State Street Bank, KPMG, Oracle, and the Bank of America. Prior to joining Kamakura Corporation, Mr. Mesler was vice president at Askari Risk Management Solutions, at that time a subsidiary of State Street Bank in Boston.

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