Dr. Hong Xie

AVP, Quantitative Analytics and Modeling

Corporate Risk Management

Manulife Financial

Title: "Financial Modeling from a Practitioner's Point of View"

To ensure a sound financial system and capital markets, regulators require more and more
transparencies in financial risk taking businesses and demand Financial Institutions to
quantify risks and measure risk based capitals. In order to meet the requirements, Financial
Institutions recruit many highly quantitative analysts to perform financial (stochastic)
modeling for valuations, risk measurements, and capital determinations. This talk will address
the financial modeling from a practitioner's point of view. The talk will also discuss challenges
facing Financial Institutions in model implementations.