Like most of today's risk managers, I learned much of what I know about risk management on the job. I was fortunate to work with some very knowledgeable individuals early in my career. In particular, I would like to thank Gideon Pell and Kent Osband.
This book would not have been possible without the help of many individuals. I would like to thank Jeffrey Garnett, Steve Lerit, Hyunsuk Moon, Elliot Noma, and Eldar Radovici for taking time to read early drafts. The book is certainly better for their comments and feedback. I would also like to thank everybody at John Wiley & Sons for their help in bringing this book together.
Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank my wife, Amy, who not only read over early drafts and talked me through a number of decisions, but also put up with countless nights and weekends of typing and editing. For this and much, much more, thank you.