Risk (magazine)

Categories trade magazine
Frequency Monthly
Founder Peter Field
Year founded 1987
Company Incisive Media
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.risk.net
ISSN 0952-8776

Risk magazine provides news and analysis covering the financial industry, with a particular focus on risk management, derivatives and complex finance. It includes articles and papers on credit risk, market risk, risk systems, swap option pricing, derivatives risk and pricing, regulation, asset management. Articles include news, comment and mathematical papers on an aspect of derivatives risk and pricing. Risk has a tradition of covers featuring pieces of abstract modern art. It has been described as Incisive Media's "flagship financial management title".[1]

It was founded by Peter Field in 1987. It was owned by Risk Waters Group, then was acquired by Incisive Media, the owners of Post Magazine, Waters and Investment Week. Journalists include: Mauro Cesa, Fiona Maxwell, and Peter Madigan, with Duncan Wood as Editor. Energy Risk — a sister title that covers energy trading and risk management — was spun off in 1994.[2]

Risk magazine has a number of sister publications these include Asia Risk, Energy Risk, Insurance Risk, Hedge Funds Review, Operational Risk & Regulation and Structured Products.

Risk also runs industry specific events including the annual Risk awards and has an extensive global conferences and training programme. In 2003 Risk magazine launched Risk.net a financial risk management website which provides news updates as a digital subscription.


Risk.net is a news and analysis website covering the financial industry, with a particular focus on regulation, derivatives, risk management asset management and commodities. Risk.net publishes new angles on widely reported stories and detailed and in-depth analytical articles.

Risk.net financial coverage includes operational risk, accounting, FRTB, structured products, valuation adjustments, electronic trading, clearing, interest rate risk, energy, oil, gas, power, MIFID, liquidity risk and solvency II.

Risk.net readers typically come from a range of sectors including banks, academia, asset management, insurance, central banks and professional services. They tend to have job titles such as; chief risk officer, chief operating officer, quantitative analysts, traders, compliance offers, credit risk manager, equity derivatives trader, professors, operational risk managers, head of structuring, managing director or vice president.

Risk.net has a live app enabling subscribers to access the latest content from Risk.net offline. The Risk.net live app sources stories directly from Risk.net and once they’re downloaded subscribers can read them anytime, anywhere.

The editorial team on Risk.net includes; Duncan Wood (Editor-in-chief), Mark Pengelly (Risk Management editor), Rob Mannix (Asset Management and Insurance editor), Lukas Becker (Derivatives editor), Philip Alexander (Regulation editor), Olesya Dmitracova (London bureau chief), Kris Devasabai (Bureau chief for New York), Aaron Woolner (Hong Kong bureau chief), Luke Clancy (Editor-at-large) and Alexander Campbell (Divisional content editor).

Risk Journals

Risk Journals deliver peer-reviewed research covering financial risk topics such as credit risk, operational risk, investment strategies, commodities, infrastructures, derivatives, regulation and more. Each quarter Risk Journals publish technical papers, delivered to a global audience.

Now in their 19th year (2016), the journals serve broad and international readership communities that bridge academia and industry. Risk Journals provide financial professionals such as analysts, traders and regulators with financial models to manage daily activities as well as providing academics with the latest research.

Titles of the journals include; Journal of Risk, Journal of Credit Risk, Journal of Operational Risk, Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures, Journal of Computational Finance, Journal of Risk Model Validation, Journal of Energy Markets, Journal of Network Theory in Finance and Journal of Investment Strategies.

Risk Books

Risk Books has been publishing and distributing specialist financial risk management books for over 20 years. There are over 180 different titles currently in print and digital formats. Risk Books covers a wide range of technical subjects for academics, practitioners, investors and corporate users - ranging from derivatives, hedge funds, quant analysis, credit, regulatory issues and operational risk to the energy, insurance and currency markets.

Lifetime achievement award

Quant of the year

  • 2017 Jean-Philippe Bouchaud [4]
  • 2016 Alexandre Antonov [5]
  • 2015 Christoph Burgard and Mats Kjaer [6]
  • 2014 Michael Pykhtin
  • 2013 Pierre Henry-Labordere
  • 2012 Jesper Andreasen and Brian Huge
  • 2011 Vladimir Piterbarg
  • 2010 Marco Avellaneda
  • 2009 Lorenzo Bergomi
  • 2008 Dilip Madan
  • 2007 Paul Glasserman and Michael Giles[7]
  • 2006 Vladimir Piterbarg
  • 2005 Philipp Schönbucher
  • 2004 Michael Gordy
  • 2003 Peter P. Carr
  • 2002 Richard Martin
  • 2001 Jesper Andreasen and Leif Andersen
  • 2000 Alex Lipton


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