Vince Kaminski

Resist the rise of the risk management machines

Overreliance on modern risk management systems, and metrics such as value-at-risk, can blind firms to tectonic structural market shifts. To help alleviate this problem, the use of human judgement and intervention is required, argues Vincent Kaminski

Risk management should be more than just a decoration

Despite massive investment in human capital and technical resources, risk managers failed to warn about the dangers of toxic assets and excessive leverage in the run-up to the global financial crisis. Their lack of authority is partly to blame, writes…

An anatomy of financial and energy market bubbles

Despite differences in the detail, the mechanics that unfold during episodes of financial and energy market hype are the same. To avoid repeating the errors of the past, companies and individuals should bear them in mind, argues Vincent Kaminski

Book extract: Energy Markets by Vince Kaminski

Vincent Kaminski’s new book Energy Markets, published by Incisive Media, will be released on January 18 and is now available for pre-order. Below is an edited extract of the author’s introduction in which he explains the content and philosophy of the…

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