Return Risk Optimization

USD $175


In this e-Learning course, we explore the concept of maximizing risk-adjusted return on capital across different types of financial institutions. We delve into how risk measurement capabilities can be leveraged for optimization, transforming risk management from a cost center into a profit-maximizing partner.

We engage with you in practical exercises in Excel, to simulate expected return and risk exposure for a portfolio encompassing multiple fixed income and non-fixed income asset classes.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is ideal for finance professionals, risk managers, quantitative analysts, and anyone interested in optimizing financial strategies to maximize risk-adjusted returns. It is suitable for College and University students who aspire to become risk and finance professionals.

What You Will Gain:

Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Learn how to leverage risk measurement capabilities for optimization and transform risk management into a profit-maximizing partner.
  • Understand the impact of kurtosis and EWMA in volatility measurement on optimization outcomes, enabling you to make informed financial decisions.
  • Explore the interplay between leverage, fair value accounting, and their influence on optimization in the financial sector.
  • Develop practical skills in simulating expected return and risk exposure for portfolios comprising diverse asset classes, using Excel for optimization.

Course Duration:

45 minutes

Course Access Duration:

270 days starting from enrollment date.

Recommended Course Prerequisites:


Audio-Visual Content and Course Duration:

  • The time that it takes to complete the course will be determined by your pace.
  • The total viewing time of lesson presentations is 1-1.5 hours;  individual lesson topics are between 5-15 minutes each, presented as audio-visual content.
  • The time needed to complete each exercise presented is between 10-20 minutes, based on your level of engagement.
  • The exam is allocated 1 hour.

Downloadable Content:

  • The exercises presented in lessons are provided in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. This will enable you to practice the exercises, side-by-side with the lesson presentations.
  • A downloadable PDF is provided as a text version of the lessons presentations. This can be used as reference and to make notes, as you go through the presentations.

Exam and Certificate:

  • The course exam is comprised of questions in the form of true/false, multiple choice, sorting choice, and fill in the blank.
  • A personalized course certificate will be issued to you with a minimum score of 50%.


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