The Complete Guide To Option Pricing Formulas

Author: Espen Gaardner Haug
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071395892
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When pricing options in todayÕs fast-action markets, you need quick access to precise facts and market-tested information. The Complete Guide to Options Pricing Formulas is the only authoritative, comprehensive reference to make the necessary set of option pricing tools available in one place. This invaluable reference work, which includes valuable software and ready-to-use programming code to enhance your understanding of the options pricing models discussed and their practical implementations, also gives you a complete listing of key options formulas, all in a dictionary format for ease of use; commentary from derivatives expert and author Espen Gaarder Haug that explains key points in the most important and useful formulas; practitioner-oriented formulas, and highlights of the latest options pricing research from major institutions worldwide; and much more! Invaluable for both experienced users and those learning how to use the tools of valuation, The Complete Guide to Options Pricing Formulas is the first and only book to place all of the research and information you need at your fingertips with precise directions on maximizing its real-world value.

The Complete Guide To Option Pricing Formulas

Author: Espen Gaarder Haug
Editor: Professional Finance & Investment
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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "all pricing formulas, with VBA code and ready-to-use Excel spreadsheets and 3D charts for Greeks (or Option Sensitivities)."--Jacket.

Frequently Asked Questions In Quantitative Finance

Author: Paul Wilmott
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470972963
Size: 14,20 MB
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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!"

Financial Derivatives

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Editor: PediaPress
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Foreign Exchange Option Pricing

Author: Iain J. Clark
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470683686
Size: 20,15 MB
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This book covers foreign exchange options from the point of view of the finance practitioner. It contains everything a quant or trader working in a bank or hedge fund would need to know about the mathematics of foreign exchange—not just the theoretical mathematics covered in other books but also comprehensive coverage of implementation, pricing and calibration. With content developed with input from traders and with examples using real-world data, this book introduces many of the more commonly requested products from FX options trading desks, together with the models that capture the risk characteristics necessary to price these products accurately. Crucially, this book describes the numerical methods required for calibration of these models – an area often neglected in the literature, which is nevertheless of paramount importance in practice. Thorough treatment is given in one unified text to the following features: Correct market conventions for FX volatility surface construction Adjustment for settlement and delayed delivery of options Pricing of vanillas and barrier options under the volatility smile Barrier bending for limiting barrier discontinuity risk near expiry Industry strength partial differential equations in one and several spatial variables using finite differences on nonuniform grids Fourier transform methods for pricing European options using characteristic functions Stochastic and local volatility models, and a mixed stochastic/local volatility model Three-factor long-dated FX model Numerical calibration techniques for all the models in this work The augmented state variable approach for pricing strongly path-dependent options using either partial differential equations or Monte Carlo simulation Connecting mathematically rigorous theory with practice, this is the essential guide to foreign exchange options in the context of the real financial marketplace. Table of Contents Mathematical Preliminaries Deltas and Market Conventions Volatility Surface Construction Local Volatility and Implied Volatility Stochastic Volatility Numerical Methods for Pricing and Calibration First Generation Exotics – Binary and Barrier Options Second Generation Exotics Multicurrency Options Long-dated FX Options

Energy Trading And Risk Management

Author: Iris Marie Mack
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118339347
Size: 12,89 MB
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A comprehensive overviewof trading and risk management in the energy markets Energy Trading and Risk Management provides a comprehensiveoverview of global energy markets from one of the foremostauthorities on energy derivatives and quantitative finance. With anapproachable writing style, Iris Mack breaks down the three primaryapplications for energy derivatives markets – RiskManagement, Speculation, and Investment Portfolio Diversification– in a way that hedge fund traders, consultants, and energymarket participants can apply in their day to day tradingactivities. Moving from the fundamentals ofenergy markets through simple and complex derivatives trading,hedging strategies, and industry-specific case studies, Dr. Mackwalks readers through energy trading and risk management conceptsat an instructive pace, supporting her explanations with real-worldexamples, illustrations, charts, and precise definitions ofimportant and often-misunderstood terms. From stochastic pricing modelsfor exotic derivatives, to modern portfolio theory (MPT), energyportfolio management (EPM), to case studies dealing specificallywith risk management challenges unique to wind and hydro-electricpower, the bookguides readers through the complex world of energytrading and risk management to help investors, executives, andenergy professionals ensure profitability and optimal riskmitigation in every market climate. Energy Trading and RiskManagement is a great resource to help grapple with the veryinteresting but oftentimes complex issues that arise in energytrading and risk management.

Bank Asset And Liability Management

Author: Moorad Choudhry
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118177215
Size: 12,17 MB
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Banks are a vital part of the global economy, and the essence of banking is asset-liability management (ALM). This book is a comprehensive treatment of an important financial market discipline. A reference text for all those involved in banking and the debt capital markets, it describes the techniques, products and art of ALM. Subjects covered include bank capital, money market trading, risk management, regulatory capital and yield curve analysis. Highlights of the book include detailed coverage of: Liquidity, gap and funding risk management Hedging using interest-rate derivatives and credit derivatives Impact of Basel II Securitisation and balance sheet management Structured finance products including asset-backed commercial paper, mortgage-backed securities, collateralised debt obligations and structured investment vehicles, and their role in ALM Treasury operations and group transfer pricing. Concepts and techniques are illustrated with case studies and worked examples. Written in accessible style, this book is essential reading for market practitioners, bank regulators, and graduate students in banking and finance. Companion website features online access to software on applications described in the book, including a yield curve model, cubic spline spreadsheet calculator and CDO waterfall model.

Qfinance The Ultimate Resource 4th Edition

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 184930064X
Size: 17,82 MB
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QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource (4th edition) offers both practical and thought-provoking articles for the finance practitioner, written by leading experts from the markets and academia. The coverage is expansive and in-depth, with key themes which include balance sheets and cash flow, regulation, investment, governance, reputation management, and Islamic finance encompassed in over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles. This edition will also comprise key perspectives on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors -- essential for understanding the long-term sustainability of a company, whether you are an investor or a corporate strategist. Also included: Checklists: more than 250 practical guides and solutions to daily financial challenges; Finance Information Sources: 200+ pages spanning 65 finance areas; International Financial Information: up-to-date country and industry data; Management Library: over 130 summaries of the most popular finance titles; Finance Thinkers: 50 biographies covering their work and life; Quotations and Dictionary.

Capital Budgeting Valuation

Author: H. Kent Baker
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118044568
Size: 20,89 MB
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An essential guide to valuation techniques and financial analysis With the collapse of the economy and financial systems, many institutions are reevaluating what they are willing to spend money on. Project valuation is key to both cost effectiveness measures and shareholder value. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive examination of critical capital budgeting topics. Coverage extends from discussing basic concepts, principles, and techniques to their application to increasingly complex, real-world situations. Throughout, the book emphasizes how financially sound capital budgeting facilitates the process of value creation and discusses why various theories make sense and how firms can use them to solve problems and create wealth. Offers a strategic focus on the application of various techniques and approaches related to a firm's overall strategy Provides coverage of international topics based on the premise that managers should view business from a global perspective Emphasizes the importance of using real options Comprised of contributed chapters from both experienced professionals and academics, Capital Budgeting Valuation offers a variety of perspectives and a rich interplay of ideas related to this important financial discipline.

Exotic Options And Hybrids

Author: Mohamed Bouzoubaa
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470710081
Size: 19,66 MB
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The recent financial crisis brought to light many of the misunderstandings and misuses of exotic derivatives. With market participants on both the buy and sell-side having been found guilty of not understanding the products they were dealing with, never before has there been a greater need for clarification and explanation. Exotic Options and Hybrids is a practical guide to structuring, pricing and hedging complex exotic options and hybrid derivatives that will serve readers through the recent crisis, the road to recovery, the next bull market and beyond. Written by experienced practitioners, it focuses on the three main parts of a derivative’s life: the structuring of a product, its pricing and its hedging. Divided into four parts, the book covers a multitude of structures, encompassing many of the most up-to-date and promising products from exotic equity derivatives and structured notes to hybrid derivatives and dynamic strategies. Based on a realistic setting from the heart of the business, inside a derivatives operation, the practical and intuitive discussions of these aspects make these exotic concepts truly accessible. Adoptions of real trades are examined in detail, and all of the numerous examples are carefully selected so as to highlight interesting and significant aspects of the business. The introduction of payoff structures is accompanied by scenario analysis, diagrams and lifelike sample term sheets. Readers learn how to spot where the risks lie to pave the way for sound valuation and hedging of such products. There are also questions and accompanying discussions dispersed in the text, each exploited to illustrate one or more concepts from the context in which they are set. The applications, the strengths and the limitations of various models are highlighted, in relevance to the products and their risks, rather than the model implementations. Models are de-mystified in separately dedicated sections, but their implications are alluded to throughout the book in an intuitive and non-mathematical manner. By discussing exotic options and hybrids in a practical, non-mathematical and highly intuitive setting, this book will blast through the misunderstanding of exotic derivatives, enabling practitioners to fully understand and correctly structure, price and hedge theses products effectively, and stand strong as the only book in its class to make these “exotic” concepts truly accessible.