# Risk Neutral

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## Risk Neutral

A situation in which an investor effectively ignores risk in making investment decisions. Given two investments with different levels of riskiness, a risk neutral investor considers only the expected return from each investment. As such, being risk neutral differs significantly from both risk aversion and risk seeking.
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Formula (12) clearly shows that hedging must be thoroughly performed because the parameters in the optimal ratio pertain to different universes: namely, historical versus risk neutral.
It describes the basic math required for derivative pricing and financial engineering, including stochastic differential equation models; Ito's lemma for Brownian motion and Poisson process driven stochastic differential equations; stochastic differential equations that have closed form solutions; the factor model approach to arbitrage pricing; constructing a factor model pricing framework; its application to equity derivatives and interest rate and credit derivatives; approaches to hedging; computational methods used in derivative pricing from the factor model perspective; and the concept of risk neutral pricing.
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One of the main element of contemporary financial theory is the risk neutral pricing.
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Section 4 derives the optimal risk manager compensation contracts when effort is not observable but managers are risk neutral.
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Figure 2 also shows that there are two modes when individuals bid on their own behalf: One is risk averse (r > 0), and the other is approximately risk neutral (r [approximatley equal to] 0).

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