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Ken Abbott
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Ken Abbott

Managing Director, Male, from NJ

Sure. I'll try to get something to you today. 2/22/12

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7/16/18 at 10:33 AM
    1. Sergio Oliveira
      Sergio Oliveira
      Hi,
      could you please send me the spreadsheet "MC Stuff 2010.xls" ?
      My email address is: sergio.r.f.oliveira@ieee.org
      Thank you in advance!
      Congratulations for your lecture at MIT.
      1. Ken Abbott
    2. OliviaX
      OliviaX
      Dear Sir, thank you very much for your MIT OCW VaR Lecture. I am very much interested in the spreadsheet "MC stuff 2020.xls" to understand better the notes.
      Would you mind sending me the spreadsheet please?
      My email is olivia_0930@hotmail.com

      Many thanks and kind regards,
      Olivia
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        It’s posted
        5/7/18
      2. OliviaX
        OliviaX
        Hi Sir, i just checked my email and don't seem to receive your posting. May i ask where did you post it please?
        Thanks,
        Olivia
        5/9/18
    3. Anand Vajravelu
      Anand Vajravelu
      Hi Professor,

      Thank you for your MIT OCW VaR lecture.I would love to walk through your "MC stuff 2010.xls" to solidify my understanding.I request you please send the spreadsheet "mc stuff 2010" to

      anandvajravelu@gmail.com

      Thanks
      Anand Vajravelu
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        It's posted
        4/28/18
    4. Angelina Yang
      Angelina Yang
      Hi Prof. Abbott, I am one of the following who really really liked your MIT VaR class.I hope I understood things as intuitively and insightfully as I am also in risk/banking, hold the FRM and ms in stats.

      I'd also like to ask you for the spreadsheet "mc stuff 2010" as the others :) Lucky that I know who to thank to.(And I will bring a stone (of course some really far future)) :P

      1112.yang@gmail.com
      Best, angelina
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        Posted
        4/24/18
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    5. euroazn
      euroazn
      Congrats on the (semi) retirement!
      1. Ken Abbott and Andy Nguyen like this.
    6. Dan Hopkins
      Dan Hopkins
      Hi Ken,

      Thank you for your MIT OCW VaR lecture and I am yet another person who drank from the firehose and would love to walk through your "MC stuff 2010.xls" to solidify my understanding. It would be very much appreciated if you are willing to share it again.

      Best,
      Dan
      dr_hops@yahoo.com
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        spreadsheet posted
        3/14/18
    7. Bo Nielsen
      Bo Nielsen
      Hi Ken, I watched your MIT lecture regarding Monte Carlo simulation of VaR with great enthusiasm.

      I can understand if you feel reluctance to share “MC stuff 2010.xls” you went through in the lecture, but if you would, I use it for inspiration on how to adjust my setup.

      Alternatively, can you point me in the direction of some articles of historic/MC VaR calculation (including FI)?

      bo.molgaard@gmail.com
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        spreadsheet posted
        3/14/18
    8. Luiz Bezerra
      Luiz Bezerra
      Dear Mr Abbott,
      I am currently taking a masters in Applied Economics in Brazil. I really enjoyed your VaR lecture. Could you send me the spread sheet called Mc Stuff 2010.xls?

      My email is: luizneto@lbvalor.com.br

      All the best
      Luiz Bezerra
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        spreadsheet posted
        3/14/18
    9. Sohail Khan
      Sohail Khan
      (continued) Actually i am trying to calculate the VAR of a portfolio that contains all the assets (stocks, bonds, FX, derivatives, swaps...), but I dont know how to do it.... Thanks a lot for your help.
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        See what I just sent you.
        Are you a student? If so, where?
        8/13/17
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    10. Sohail Khan
      Sohail Khan
      Dear Mr Abbott,
      I would like first to congratulate you about your classe at MIT posted on YouTube about VAR.Fantastic.
      I am looking for a portfolio VAR calculation that include all the instruments: Stocks, bonds, derivatives
      I found only VAR on specific instruments but no all of them. I would really appreciate if you have a book or a spreadsheet about it.
      Thanks a lot for your help.
      Sohail
      skhan740@gmail.com
    11. Shirley Lu
      Shirley Lu
      Hi Ken,

      I am an MIT student and I was learning 18.S096 on my own through OCW. I could you share your VaR spreadsheet called Mc Stuff 2010.xls? My email is shirllu@mit.edu.

      Thank you!

      Shirley
    12. Davin
      Davin
      Hello Ken,

      I encountered your video on youtube on VaR at MIT OpenCourseWare. Coud you please send me the excel file if thats ok, where you have the portfolio with some fixed income securities on which you calculate eigenvectors, the file is called Mc Stuff 2010.xls.

      Thank you very much

      Email is dappanah@gmail.com

      Davin
    13. BenAiva
      BenAiva
      Hello Prof. Abbott,

      I watched your lecture on VaR on MIT OpenCourseWare, and found it very interesting. I would like to follow up on what I learned, and was hoping you would be able to share the excel file that you used in the class. If I can see the video correctly, it is called MC stuff 2010.xls. It would be very much appreciated.

      My email is benaiva9@gmail.com Thanks!
    14. Dylan Probyn
      Dylan Probyn
      Hello Ken,

      I'am a Masters student writing my thesis at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. I just watched the lecture you gave at MIT on VaR and found it fascinating.

      Could I possibly get that excel spreadsheet you used to generate correlated random normals called 'Mc stuff". My email is Dylan.Probyn@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance and have a great evening.

      All the best
      Dylan Probyn
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        See if what I just sent makes sense.
        4/8/17
    15. Andrea Markos
      Andrea Markos
      Dear Prof. Kenneth Abbott, I also found your MIT lecture on VAR very interesting. I would appreciate some orientation on how to fill in MISSING DATA and some more references on the procedure and excel complement (matrix.xla?) you used when revealing the keys of the kingdom (WOW! thank you). My email is anmarkos@gmail.com
    16. HyunWoo
      HyunWoo
      Hi Ken, I am a senior undergrad student studying financial econometrics and have a similar question to asidd.
      I took your lecture on a VaR model through online that you gave at MIT. I would like to study further with using excel file that you discussed in the lecture.
      I checked the name of that file and it was MC stuff 2010.xls. Is there any chance that I can get that excel file from you?

      Thanks.
      1. HyunWoo
        HyunWoo
        and here is my email address
        ericroh93@gmail.com
        10/9/16
    17. asidd
      asidd
      Hi Ken, watched your lecture on VaR Models that you gave at MIT and found it informative and useful. Had two questions:

      1. At the systemic level, If we are to posit that risk can be transferred but cannot be eliminated then would that be a correct statement?
      2. Would you still have the excel file that you discussed in the VaR model lecture at MIT.

      Thanks.
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        Which spreadsheet? I have a bunch I use in the classes I teach.
        Risk can be eliminated with offsetting positions.
        10/4/16
    18. TAPEPAE
      TAPEPAE
      Hi Prof. Abbott, I am considering the job offer to be Market Risk Quantitative Internal Auditor. Like to seek for your opinion whether I can gain experience and switch to Market risk, Model validation, or any Quant hands on work etc. in future or not? or it is better to go directly to those positions.
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        If you have a real offer, you should take it. People move frequently from quant positions. A good friend of mine was a quant auditor and is now in model validation.
        9/10/16
    19. Faissall
      Faissall
      Hello Sir... I am Faisal....I am doing my bachelors in Mathematics and want to get admission in MS Mathematics in Finance in NYU.My Degree will complete in June 2017.and want to apply for fall 2017.Sir kindly help me and give advice that how much GRE marks is required to get admission? because my cgpa is not so good..Cgpa is 2.70.and could work experience like internships etc helps me in getting admission?
    20. Zongyuan
      Zongyuan
      Hi Prof. Abbott.
      I have a question about your MIT VaR class.
      As we know, a symmetric matrix (like covaraince matrix) could be decomposed into EAE^-1 (where E contains all eigenvectors, A contains all eigenvalues, E^-1 equals matrix E inverse), but you have used another decomposition EAE' (where E' equals E transpose). I don't know how to prove EAE' decomposition. Could you help me about that?
      Best, Zongyuan
      1. Ken Abbott
        Ken Abbott
        I don't think EAE^-1 will factor your matrix. It's E'.
        7/30/16
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    Managing Director, Market Risk Department, major investment bank. Adjunct Faculty at Baruch, Claremont Graduate University, NYU Courant. AB Harvard, Economics, MA NYU Economics, MS NYU/Stern Statistics and Operations Research
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