Released on 2004-05-04Categories Business & Economics

Risk-Neutral Valuation

Risk-Neutral Valuation

Author: Nicholas H. Bingham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852334584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 803

This text presents a comprehensive, self-contained treatment of the probabilistic theory behind the risk-neutral valuation principle and its application to the pricing and hedging of financial derivatives. Both discrete- and continuous-time stochastic processes are treated, with special emphasis on martingale theory, stochastic integration and change-of-measure techniques. This edition has been heavily updated with new material and exercises.
Released on 2013-06-29Categories Mathematics

Risk-Neutral Valuation

Risk-Neutral Valuation

Author: Nicholas H. Bingham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447136194

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

View: 683

With a simple approach accessible to a wide audience, this book aims for the heart of mathematical finance: the fundamental formula of arbitrage pricing theory. This method of pricing discounts everything and takes expected values under the equivalent martingale measure. The authors approach is simple and excludes unnecessary proofs of measure-theoretic probability, instead, it favors techniques and examples of proven interest to financial practitioners.
Released on 1998Categories Mathematics

Risk-neutral Valuation

Risk-neutral Valuation

Author: N. H. Bingham

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 1852330015

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

View: 438

With a simple approach accessible to a wide audience, this book aims for the heart of mathematical finance: the fundamental formula of arbitrage pricing theory. This method of pricing discounts everything and takes expected values under the equivalent martingale measure. The authors approach is simple and excludes unnecessary proofs of measure-theoretic probability, instead, it favors techniques and examples of proven interest to financial practitioners.
Released on 2002-09-27Categories Mathematics

An Introduction to Credit Risk Modeling

An Introduction to Credit Risk Modeling

Author: Christian Bluhm

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420057367

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

View: 980

In today's increasingly competitive financial world, successful risk management, portfolio management, and financial structuring demand more than up-to-date financial know-how. They also call for quantitative expertise, including the ability to effectively apply mathematical modeling tools and techniques. An Introduction to Credit Risk Modeling supplies both the bricks and the mortar of risk management. In a gentle and concise lecture-note style, it introduces the fundamentals of credit risk management, provides a broad treatment of the related modeling theory and methods, and explores their application to credit portfolio securitization, credit risk in a trading portfolio, and credit derivatives risk. The presentation is thorough but refreshingly accessible, foregoing unnecessary technical details yet remaining mathematically precise. Whether you are a risk manager looking for a more quantitative approach to credit risk or you are planning a move from the academic arena to a career in professional credit risk management, An Introduction to Credit Risk Modeling is the book you've been looking for. It will bring you quickly up to speed with information needed to resolve the questions and quandaries encountered in practice.
Released on 1995-12-15Categories Business & Economics

Finance

Finance

Author: R.A. Jarrow

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 044489084X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1204

View: 761

Hardbound. The Handbook of Finance is a primary reference work for financial economics and financial modeling students, faculty and practitioners. The expository treatments are suitable for masters and PhD students, with discussions leading from first principles to current research, with reference to important research works in the area. The Handbook is intended to be a synopsis of the current state of various aspects of the theory of financial economics and its application to important financial problems. The coverage consists of thirty-three chapters written by leading experts in the field. The contributions are in two broad categories: capital markets and corporate finance.
Released on 2001-12-06Categories Business & Economics

Noise Trading, Central Bank Interventions, and the Informational Content of Foreign Currency Options

Noise Trading, Central Bank Interventions, and the Informational Content of Foreign Currency Options

Author: Christian Pierdzioch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540427457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 462

A flexible instrument to insure against adverse exchange rate movements are options on foreign currency. Often a relatively simple foreign currency option valuation model is used to address issues related to the pricing and hedging of such options. The results of many empirical studies document that real-world foreign currency option premia deviate from those predicted by the baseline model. In the first part of the book, it is shown that a noise trader model can help to explain the observed mispricing of the baseline foreign currency option pricing model. In the second part of the book, it is studied how policymakers can exploit the pricing errors of the baseline model. In particular, it is examined how option pricing theory can be applied to assess the effectiveness of central bank interventions in the foreign exchange market. To this end, a model is constructed to analyze the effectiveness of the interventions conducted by the Deutsche Bundesbank during the Louvre period.
Released on 2002-08-19Categories Business & Economics

Puzzles of Finance

Puzzles of Finance

Author: Mark P. Kritzman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471228842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 835

". . . shining clarity and enviable originality" --Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods "Mark Kritzman presents the reader with an entertaining way of learning some serious finance." --Harry Markowitz, Nobel Prize Recipient, 1990, Economic Sciences President, Harry Markowitz Company Six challenging questions . . . six entertaining solutions, profound yet straightforward, and relevant to the everyday challenge of investing and investment management. Puzzles of Finance takes on today's most persistently challenging financial questions and, through clever examples and just plain logic, helps you move beyond those questions to arrive at a deeper understanding of finance and the daily management of money. From Siegel's Paradox ("Is it possible to profit from asymmetry of exchange rate changes?") to questions of option value ("Why is the value of an option unaffected by the underlying asset's expected return?"), Puzzles of Finance goes beyond vague theoretical suppositions to supply practical, concrete solutions that investors and money managers can benefit from every day. While the intellectually curious will be drawn to Puzzles of Finance, it is the day-to-day finance professional who will derive the most benefit from this remarkable book. In clear, concise language-with more than a touch of humor-renowned author and financial professional Mark Kritzman simplifies six of today's most perplexing financial riddles. Along the way, he presents a finance primer as practical as it is profound, as illuminating as it is entertaining. Kritzman artfully explores the relationship of such seemingly disparate fields as botany and thermodynamics to options. These proofs propel Puzzles of Finance forward with the pace of a novel. An easy-to-understand primer on financial concepts and quantitative methods combined with a technical glossary ensures that no concept is misunderstood. The result is an unprecedented book that will change the way you view finance and investing. When you invest your time in reading Puzzles of Finance, you will uncover some of the most probing and insightful lessons in financial literature today. For updates on new and bestselling Wiley Finance books: wiley.com/wbns Critical Praise for Puzzles of Finance ". . . an extraordinary combination of the elements of finance, commonsense wisdom, sparkling humor, shining clarity, and enviable originality. This is a potent blend by any standard of measurement. Long time Kritzman watchers, however, would anticipate nothing less." --Peter L. Bernstein, Author, Against the Gods "A modest, lively, clever, little book. Kritzman's puzzles range from party tidbits to the profound, and each is presented with a bit of history, a lot of insight, and just the right measure of wit. While he may not have intended it to be more than a collection of interesting conundrums, Kritzman has actually created a wonderful introduction to finance for the uninitiated with challenges for even the most sophisticated." --Stephen A. Ross, Franco Modigliani Professor of Finance and Economics, Sloan School, MIT; Co-Chairman, Roll and Ross Asset Management Corp. "Some people do crosswords. Mark Kritzman does financial puzzles and his explications amuse and instruct. Financial theory has never been this much fun."-Jack R. Meyer, President, Harvard Management Company "Puzzles of Finance should be a joy to finance mavens and even their friends! Perhaps all students of the field should be required to solve these six puzzles; they go to the heart of the intuitions for essential contributions, such as the pricing of options, the meaning of efficient diversification, and the definition of risk." --Kenneth A. Froot, Andre R. Jakurski Professor of Business Administration and Director of Research, Harvard Business School
Released on 2015-03-02Categories Business & Economics

Risk Management and Financial Institutions

Risk Management and Financial Institutions

Author: Hull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118955949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 740

View: 303

The dangers inherent in the financial system make understanding risk management essential for anyone working in, or planning to work in, the financial sector. A practical resource for financial professionals and students alike, Risk Management and Financial Institutions, Fourth Edition explains all aspects of financial risk as well as the way financial institutions are regulated, to help readers better understand financial markets and potential dangers. Fully revised and updated, this new edition features coverage of new regulatory issues, liquidity risk, and stress testing. In addition, end-of-chapter practice problems and a website featuring supplemental materials designed to provide a more comprehensive learning experience make this the ultimate learning resource. Written by acclaimed risk management expert, John Hull, Risk Management and Financial Institutions is the only book you need to understand—and respond to—financial risk. The new edition of the financial risk management bestseller Describes the activities of different types of financial institutions, explains how they are regulated, and covers market risk, credit risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, and model risk Features new coverage of new regulatory issues, liquidity risk, and stress testing Provides readers with access to a supplementary website offering software and unique learning aids Author John Hull is one of the most respected authorities on financial risk management A timely update to the definitive resource on risk in the financial system, Risk Management and Financial Institutions + Website, Fourth Edition is an indispensable resource from internationally renowned expert John Hull.
Released on 2023-02-14Categories Business & Economics

Risk Management and Financial Institutions

Risk Management and Financial Institutions

Author: John C. Hull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119932482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 836

View: 892

RISK MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THE GOLD STANDARD IN FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT TEXTBOOKS In the newly revised sixth edition of Risk Management and Financial Institutions, celebrated risk and derivatives expert John C. Hull delivers an incisive and comprehensive discussion of financial risk and financial institution regulation. In the book, you’ll learn to understand the financial markets, the risks they pose to various kinds of financial institutions, and how those risks are affected by common regulatory structures. This book blends discussion of best practices in risk management with holistic treatments of how financial institutions are regulated. It explores market, credit, liquidity, model, climate, cyber, and operational risk. This latest edition also offers: Updated ancillary and digital materials covering all the latest content, including software, practice questions, and teaching supplements Access to an updated website that reflects the new content Fulsome coverage of the most important financial market developments since the publication of the fifth edition, including regulatory changes, the growing importance of climate risk, the use of machine learning models, and the disappearance of LIBOR A must-have resource for undergraduate and graduate students of business and finance, Risk Management and Financial Institutions, Sixth Edition, cements this celebrated text as the gold standard in risk management resources.
Released on 2008-03-11Categories Technology & Engineering

Finance for Engineers

Finance for Engineers

Author: Frank Crundwell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848000339

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 622

View: 125

With flair and an originality of approach, Crundwell brings his considerable experience to bear on this crucial topic. Uniquely, this book discusses the technical and financial aspects of decision-making in engineering and demonstrates these through case studies. It’s a hugely important matter as, of course, engineering solutions and financial decisions are intimately tied together. The best engineers combine the technical and financial cases in determining new solutions to opportunities, challenges and problems. To get your project approved, no matter the size of it, the financial case must be clear and compelling. This book provides a framework for engineers and scientists to undertake financial evaluations and assessments of engineering or production projects.
Released on 2015-07-29Categories Business & Economics

Risk Neutral Pricing and Financial Mathematics

Risk Neutral Pricing and Financial Mathematics

Author: Peter M. Knopf

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128017272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 530

Risk Neutral Pricing and Financial Mathematics: A Primer provides a foundation to financial mathematics for those whose undergraduate quantitative preparation does not extend beyond calculus, statistics, and linear math. It covers a broad range of foundation topics related to financial modeling, including probability, discrete and continuous time and space valuation, stochastic processes, equivalent martingales, option pricing, and term structure models, along with related valuation and hedging techniques. The joint effort of two authors with a combined 70 years of academic and practitioner experience, Risk Neutral Pricing and Financial Mathematics takes a reader from learning the basics of beginning probability, with a refresher on differential calculus, all the way to Doob-Meyer, Ito, Girsanov, and SDEs. It can also serve as a useful resource for actuaries preparing for Exams FM and MFE (Society of Actuaries) and Exams 2 and 3F (Casualty Actuarial Society). Includes more subjects than other books, including probability, discrete and continuous time and space valuation, stochastic processes, equivalent martingales, option pricing, term structure models, valuation, and hedging techniques Emphasizes introductory financial engineering, financial modeling, and financial mathematics Suited for corporate training programs and professional association certification programs
Released on 1996-03-14Categories Business & Economics

Real Options

Real Options

Author: Lenos Trigeorgis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026220102X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

View: 769

Comprehensive in scope, Real Options reviews current techniques of capital budgeting and details an approach (based on the pricing of options) that provides a means of quantifying the elusive elements of managerial flexibility in the face of unexpected changes in the market. In the 1970s and the 1980s, developments in the valuation of capital-investment opportunities based on options pricing revolutionized capital budgeting. Managerial flexibility to adapt and revise future decisions in order to capitalize on favorable future opportunities or to limit losses has proven vital to long-term corporate success in an uncertain and changing marketplace. In this book Lenos Trigeorgis, who has helped shape the field of real options, brings together a wealth of previously scattered knowledge and research on the new flexibility in corporate resource allocation and in the evaluation of investment alternatives brought about by the shift from static cash-flow approaches to the more dynamic paradigm of real options—an approach that incorporates decisions on whether to defer, expand, contract, abandon, switch use, or otherwise alter a capital investment. Comprehensive in scope, Real Options reviews current techniques of capital budgeting and details an approach (based on the pricing of options) that provides a means of quantifying the elusive elements of managerial flexibility in the face of unexpected changes in the market. Also discussed are the strategic value of new technology, project interdependence, and competitive interaction. The ability to value real options has so dramatically altered the way in which corporate resources are allocated that future textbooks on capital budgeting will bear little resemblance to those of even the recent past. Real Options is a pioneer in this area, coupling a coherent picture of how option theory is used with practical insights in into real-world applications.