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2016-06-07: Financial Engineering Seminar Series: "Structured Notes"

BY: Prakash Chandak

Goldman Sachs & Co., NY.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio 541


In this presentation, we will talk about the ABC?s of the structured notes business and market statistics, types of products, risks, benefits and strategies within this business. We will also talk about the key differences between the principal protected and higher yielding paper and the key components of exotic risk. This will help us build an intuition around the de-bundling of risk and in constructing a Structured Product Portfolio in theory. This construction and de-bundling will also help us understand if an investor can create a more efficient but similar risk return profile by aggregating the exposures individually.


Prakash is currently a Vice President in Audit Division at Goldman Sachs & Co., NY. Previously, he was an Associate at Barclays Capital, NY. Prakash has 17 years of experience, with over 14 years at Goldman, in both sell side and buy side and has held various roles that span across multiple asset classes. He received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Science in Business/ Managerial Economics from Delhi University, India. Prakash also holds Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP) designations from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.


Stevens Financial Engineering Seminar Series: 

The Financial Engineering Seminar Series is a centerpiece of the graduate Financial Engineering program.  Its mandate is to arrange talks on current research and industry trends in financial engineering and quantitative finance that will be of interest to those who work in both industry and academia. This event is sponsored by the School of Systems & Enterprises, Financial Engineering Division.