Derivatives

The Theory and Practice of Financial Engineering

Author: Paul Wilmott

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471983668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

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Derivatives by Paul Wilmott provides the most comprehensive and accessible analysis of the art of science in financial modeling available. Wilmott explains and challenges many of the tried and tested models while at the same time offering the reader many new and previously unpublished ideas and techniques. Paul Wilmott has produced a compelling and essential new work in this field. The basics of the established theories-such as stochastic calculus, Black-Scholes, binomial trees and interest-rate models-are covered in clear and precise detail, but Derivatives goes much further. Complex models-such as path dependency, non-probabilistic models, static hedging and quasi-Monte Carlo methods-are introduced and explained to a highly sophisticated level. But theory in itself is not enough, an understanding of the role the techniques play in the daily world of finance is also examined through the use of spreadsheets, examples and the inclusion of Visual Basic programs. The book is divided into six parts: Part One: acts as an introduction and explanation of the fundamentals of derivatives theory and practice, dealing with the equity, commodity and currency worlds. Part Two: takes the mathematics of Part One to a more complex level, introducing the concept of path dependency. Part Three: concerns extensions of the Black-Scholes world, both classic and modern. Part Four: deals with models for fixed-income products. Part Five: describes models for risk management and measurement. Part Six: delivers the numerical methods required for implementing the models described in the rest of the book. Derivatives also includes a CD containing a wide variety of implementation material related to the book in the form of spreadsheets and executable programs together with resource material such as demonstration software and relevant contributed articles. At all times the style remains readable and compelling making Derivatives the essential book on every finance shelf.
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Derivatives

Theory and Practice

Author: Keith Cuthbertson,Dirk Nitzsche

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119595592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

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"The aim of this book is to present a clear exposition of key results on pricing, hedging and speculation using derivative securities. The emphasis is on drawing out the practical uses of derivatives. The reader needs only to have undertaken an introductory course in finance, together with some basic statistics and simple algebra, including calculus. The mathematics and statistics have been kept to a minimum, with the emphasis on intuitive explanations and practical applications. For those requiring some revision of basic finance concepts, these can be found in a companion text, Investments, 2nd edition (K. Cuthbertson and D. Nitzsche, John Wiley)"--
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Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance

Author: Paul Wilmott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470065370

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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In this updated student edition, Paul Wilmott updates and extends his earlier classic, Derivatives: The Theory and Practice of Financial Engineering. Included on CD are numerous Bloomberg screen dumps to illustrate, in real terms, the points raised in the book, along with essential Visual basic code, spreadsheet explanations of the models, and the reproduction of term sheets and option classification tables. The author presents all the current financial theories in a manner designed to make them easy to understand and implement. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Derivative Instruments

A Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Brian Eales,Moorad Choudhry

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080503896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The authors concentrate on the practicalities of each class of derivative, so that readers can apply the techniques in practice. Product descriptions are supported by detailed spreadsheet models, illustrating the techniques employed. This book is ideal reading for derivatives traders, salespersons, financial engineers, risk managers, and other professionals involved to any extent in the application and analysis of OTC derivatives. Combines theory with valuation to provide overall coverage of the topic area Covers all the latest developments in derivatives
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Derivative Products and Pricing

The Das Swaps and Financial Derivatives Library

Author: Satyajit Das

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470821647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 852

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NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or ′aerealities′, and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century – from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era
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Quantitative Modeling of Derivative Securities

From Theory To Practice

Author: Peter Laurence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351420461

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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Quantitative Modeling of Derivative Securities demonstrates how to take the basic ideas of arbitrage theory and apply them - in a very concrete way - to the design and analysis of financial products. Based primarily (but not exclusively) on the analysis of derivatives, the book emphasizes relative-value and hedging ideas applied to different financial instruments. Using a ""financial engineering approach,"" the theory is developed progressively, focusing on specific aspects of pricing and hedging and with problems that the technical analyst or trader has to consider in practice. More than just an introductory text, the reader who has mastered the contents of this one book will have breached the gap separating the novice from the technical and research literature.
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The Psychology of Money

An Investment Manager's Guide to Beating the Market

Author: Jim Ware

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118337026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Discover the Ideal Investment Strategy for Yourself and Your Clients "To enhance investment results and boost creativity, Jim Ware replaces the maxim know your investments with know yourself. And he gives us specific testing tools to do the job." —Dean LeBaron, Founder, Batterymarch Financial Management, Chairman, Virtualquest.company, and investment author and commentator "Many investment firms fail, even though they are run by intelligent, qualified professionals, because they lack creativity. This book can rescue you. Jim Ware explains how to organize your business to encourage creative thinking. In five years, your customers will be working with an advisor who read this book, so make sure you are the one who did." Ralph Wanger, President, Acorn Investment Trust, CFA and author of A Zebra in Lion Country: Ralph Wanger's Guide to Investment Survival "Jim Ware has a great knack for understanding people and successful investing. This unusual combination of skills creates a rare find: useful insights to improve investment performance through helping people work together better. Jim’s wit and humor make this a fun read as well!" —Dee Even, Senior Investment Officer, Allstate Insurance Company, Property & Casualty "The Psychology of Money represents a major step toward development of a portfolio theory that recognizes human dynamics and differences among people. Jim's content is solid, and his presentation is engaging. This book ought to be on every practitioner’s bookshelf." —Kenneth O. Doyle, University of Minnesota, Author, The Social Meanings of Money and Property: In Search of a Talisman "Finally, an insightful look at the human side of investing. A step-by-step guide to enhancing management performance to increase returns." —Abbie Smith, PhD, Professor of Accounting.University of Chicago Business School
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Mathematics of Derivative Securities

Author: Mathematical Finance Programme

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521584241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 582

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During 1995 the Isaac Newton Institute for the Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University hosted a six month research program on financial mathematics. During this period more than 300 scholars and financial practitioners attended to conduct research and to attend more than 150 research seminars. Many of the presented papers were on the subject of financial derivatives. The very best were selected to appear in this volume. They range from abstract financial theory to practical issues pertaining to the pricing and hedging of interest rate derivatives and exotic options in the market place. Hence this book will be of interest to both academic scholars and financial engineers.
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Paul Wilmott on Quantitative Finance

Author: Paul Wilmott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118836839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1500

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Paul Wilmott on Quantitative Finance, Second Edition provides a thoroughly updated look at derivatives and financial engineering, published in three volumes with additional CD-ROM. Volume 1: Mathematical and Financial Foundations; Basic Theory of Derivatives; Risk and Return. The reader is introduced to the fundamental mathematical tools and financial concepts needed to understand quantitative finance, portfolio management and derivatives. Parallels are drawn between the respectable world of investing and the not-so-respectable world of gambling. Volume 2: Exotic Contracts and Path Dependency; Fixed Income Modeling and Derivatives; Credit Risk In this volume the reader sees further applications of stochastic mathematics to new financial problems and different markets. Volume 3: Advanced Topics; Numerical Methods and Programs. In this volume the reader enters territory rarely seen in textbooks, the cutting-edge research. Numerical methods are also introduced so that the models can now all be accurately and quickly solved. Throughout the volumes, the author has included numerous Bloomberg screen dumps to illustrate in real terms the points he raises, together with essential Visual Basic code, spreadsheet explanations of the models, the reproduction of term sheets and option classification tables. In addition to the practical orientation of the book the author himself also appears throughout the book—in cartoon form, readers will be relieved to hear—to personally highlight and explain the key sections and issues discussed. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance

Author: Paul Wilmott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470972963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 9833

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Paul Wilmott writes, "Quantitative finance is the most fascinating and rewarding real-world application of mathematics. It is fascinating because of the speed at which the subject develops, the new products and the new models which we have to understand. And it is rewarding because anyone can make a fundamental breakthrough. "Having worked in this field for many years, I have come to appreciate the importance of getting the right balance between mathematics and intuition. Too little maths and you won't be able to make much progress, too much maths and you'll be held back by technicalities. I imagine, but expect I will never know for certain, that getting the right level of maths is like having the right equipment to climb Mount Everest; too little and you won't make the first base camp, too much and you'll collapse in a heap before the top. "Whenever I write about or teach this subject I also aim to get the right mix of theory and practice. Finance is not a hard science like physics, so you have to accept the limitations of the models. But nor is it a very soft science, so without those models you would be at a disadvantage compared with those better equipped. I believe this adds to the fascination of the subject. "This FAQs book looks at some of the most important aspects of financial engineering, and considers them from both theoretical and practical points of view. I hope that you will see that finance is just as much fun in practice as in theory, and if you are reading this book to help you with your job interviews, good luck! Let me know how you get on!"
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