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Risk Arbitrage

Risk Arbitrage Explained

In this week’s Fast Finance lesson, learn about the three different risk arbitrage applications. Risk Arbitrage involves the buying and selling of two assets that have a correlation with each other, but are not the same asset as you would have in a risk-free arbitrage. It is a strategy that uses hedge funds and other investors in almost every financial product category including equities, fixed income, swaps, options, and foreign exchange.

About the Instructor

Jack Farmer – Curriculum Director at New York Institute of Finance
Jack specializes in training and consulting solutions for portfolio risk management, FX and interest rate derivatives and trading, equity index and volatility trading, equity derivatives and structured equity products, financial statement analysis and hedge accounting.

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