What is FiRRM?

The Centre of Finance, Risk and Resource Management (FiRRM) is a team of researchers at the Technical University of Dortmund. We specialize in modern financial applications and risk management. Our focus? Data-driven research within the fields of economics and finance. Our goal? To build a community of talented analysts.

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Volatility forecasting accuracy for Bitcoin

G. Köchling, P. Schmidtke, P. N. Posch

We analyze the quality of Bitcoin volatility forecasting of GARCH-type models applying different volatility proxies and loss functions. We construct model confidence sets and find them to be systematically smaller for asymmetric loss functions and a jump robust proxy.

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Investment and Financing

Our course Investment and Financing covers the basic concepts of financial markets and investment valuation.  

Investment Valuation
Portfolio Management
Risk Management
Excel/VBA
Investment-, Portfolio- and Risk- Management

Learn how to optimize your portfolio and discover tools for risk management.  

Investment Valuation
Portfolio Management
Risk Management
Excel/VBA
Financial Modeling

Hands-on: Implementation of relevant topics covering investment-, portfolio- and risk management using Excel and VBA  

Investment Valuation
Portfolio Management
Risk Management
Excel/VBA
Quantitative Finance

Get deep insights into state-of-the-art interest rate models and derivative valuation in practice. Hands-on real problem sets using Python  

Asset Pricing
Interest rate models
Derivatives valuation
Python
Financial Econometrics

Basic concepts for financial econometrics like multivariate regressions. Advanced methods for time series analysis and forecasting.  

Regression Analysis
Time Series Analysis
Financial Forecasting
Python
Research topics in Finance

Cutting-edge ML techniques on real datasets. Replicate the main results of an A+ ranked journal article using Python and extend this strand of research  

Data scraping
Machine Learning
Financial Applications
Python