Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Endowed Professor of Financial Management
The University of Alabama
Selected current interest include:
Academic research that solves relevant financial challenges
Effective financial derivatives and financial risk management training
Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D., Executive MBA, On-Site, and On-Line
Unique independent approach to quantitative finance challenges
Over 30 years of both academic and industry experience
Wide array of consulting experiences through Financial Risk Management, LLC
Robert E. Brooks, Ph.D., CFA is the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Endowed Chair of Financial Management at The University of Alabama (https://culverhouse.ua.edu/news/directory/robert-brooks/), founding partner of BlueCreek Investment Partners, LLC, a money management firm (merged with Keel Point, LLC in 2014, www.keelpoint.com), and president of Financial Risk Management, LLC, a financial risk management consulting firm (www.frmhelp.com) focused on market risks.
Brooks is the author of over 80 articles appearing in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Derivatives, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, and others. Further, he is the co-author of An Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management (Seventh through Tenth Editions) with Don Chance and has authored several books including Building Financial Risk Management Applications with C++. Brooks has been quoted in several print media, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, New York Times, and The Bond Buyer.
Brooks has also testified in a subcommittee hearing of the U. S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. as well as in a field hearing of the SEC in Birmingham, Alabama. Brooks has consulted with major public utilities, energy companies, auditing firms, corporations, investment bankers, elected municipal officials, and commercial bankers regarding managing financial risks, derivatives valuation and software development. Brooks has testified in several court cases as well as conducts professional development seminars on various aspects of finance.
PhD in Finance, 1986
University of Florida
BSc in Finance, 1981
Florida State University
See Vita (CV tab above)
Clear, Engaging, and Customizable
Selected publications with associated links below. See CV for complete publication listing. For working papers, please reference my Social Sciences Research Network page: Robert Brooks SSRN Working Papers
Various Stages of Development
Because of the dynamic nature of financial markets, financial analysts need to be able to rapidly adapt their valuation and risk management models to changing times. Financial analysts now can express their ideas in prototype R code. The goal of this book is to assist in helping your express your quantitative finance ideas in R.
We introduce the vast financial derivatives markets to PhD students in hopes that it will stimulate your interest in research related to financial derivatives as well as aid in your future research agenda, even if your agenda is not explicitly financial derivatives.
Various Stages of Development
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