Point of View: UT center advancing real asset risk management science

Finance theoreticians 50 years ago defined portfolio optimization, the first methodology of real asset risk management technology, and the emerging science gained recognition in the last 30 years. But it's only now becoming practical with high-speed computing.In the last 2 decades, the oil and natural gas industry has used tools including Monte Carlo simulation, real options valuation, and risk analysis, but technical shortcomings have yet to be resolved.Jerry P. Brashear, an oil and natural gas consultant for over 30 years, is provisional director of an emerging interdisciplinary research and development center being formed at the University of Texas to help energy executives boost r...

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