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Derivatives Demystified

Author : Andrew M. Chisholm
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The book is a step-by-step guide to derivative products. By distilling the complex mathematics and theory that underlie the subject, Chisholm explains derivative products in straightforward terms, focusing on applications and intuitive explanations wherever possible. Case studies and examples of how the products are used to solve real-world problems, as well as an extensive glossary and material on the latest derivative products make this book a must have for anyone working with derivative products.


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Financial Derivatives

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Currency Derivatives

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A groundbreaking collection on currency derivatives, including pricing theory and hedging applications. "David DeRosa has assembled an outstanding collection of works on foreign exchange derivatives. It surely will become required reading for both students and option traders."-Mark B. Garman President, Financial Engineering Associates, Inc. Emeritus Professor, University of California, Berkeley. "A comprehensive selection of the major references in currency option pricing."-Nassim Taleb. Senior trading advisor, Paribas Author, Dynamic Hedging: Managing Vanilla and Exotic Options. "A useful compilation of articles on currency derivatives, going from the essential to the esoteric."-Philippe Jorion Professor of Finance, University of California, Irvine Author, Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Controlling Market Risk. Every investment practitioner knows of the enormous impact that the Black-Scholes option pricing model has had on investment and derivatives markets. The success of the theory in understanding options on equity, equity index, and fixed- income markets is common knowledge. Yet, comparatively few professionals are aware that the theory's greatest successes may have been in the derivatives market for foreign exchange. Perhaps this is not surprising because the foreign exchange market is a professional trading arena that is closed virtually to all but institutional participants. Nevertheless, the world's currency markets have proven to be an almost ideal testing and development ground for new derivative instruments. This book contains many of the most important scientific papers that collectively constitute the core of modern currency derivatives theory. What is remarkable is that each and every one of these papers has found its place in the real world of currency derivatives trading. As such, the contributing authors to this volume can properly claim to have been codevelopers of this new derivatives market, having worked in de facto partnership with the professional traders in the dealing rooms of London, New York, Tokyo, and Singapore. The articles in this book span the entire currency derivatives field: forward and futures contracts, vanilla currency puts and calls, models for American exercise currency options, options on currencies with bounded exchange rate regimes, currency futures options, the term and strike structure of implied volatility, jump and stochastic volatility option pricing models, barrier options, Asian options, and various sorts of quanto options.

Derivatives Demystified

Author : John C. Braddock
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State-of-the-art instruction for understanding and using structured financial products For financial professionals, the ability to understand the basic design and uses of structured financial products is critical for modern investing, as well as client retention. Derivatives Demystified: Using Structured Financial Products contains up-to-date and in-depth information on a complete range of derivative-based financial instruments. Critical Praise for Derivatives Demystified "Derivative financial products are an increasing part of global finance. Braddock narrates us through this mystical world in a way non-professionals can understand."—Ambassador James R. Jones, Former Chairman and CEO of the American Stock Exchange "John Braddock has accomplished the impossible. Derivatives Demystified breaks down hypercomplex subject matter into manageable units and then explains them using easily understood prose. This is a must read for everyone in the securities industry."—Professor Jeffrey J. Hass, Professor of Securities Law and Corporate Finance, New York Law School "The word 'derivatives' is a hot-button topic in Washington. Derivatives Demystified is an eminently readable book and goes a long way toward correcting many of the misconceptions about this fascinating new area of global finance."—Dr. Douglas E. Schoen, Political Strategist, Penn & Schoen "Braddock's 'inside look' at the activities of the financial wizards who structure these instruments is, by itself, worth the price of admission."—Edward H. Fleischman, Consultant, Linklaters & Paines, Former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission "A clear and indispensable guide for the serious investor."—Michael Metz, Chief Investment Strategist, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., New York Structured products are financial instruments that are engineered to meet specific investment objectives. In this comprehensive new book, financial engineering expert John Braddock provides both technical and non-technical readers with valuable insights into some of today's most innovative financial instruments. Essential tools used by many financial professionals, these non-traditional securities—whose values are linked to, or "derived" from, such underlying assets as stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities—are increasingly available to investors at every level. Structured products can facilitate the movement of risk exposure into and out of investment portfolios with greater efficiency than many conventional securities. And due to their sensitivity to price fluctuations, they often provide investors with early insights into the behavior of the assets and markets on which they are based. Beginning with a thorough and timely overview of the main types of structured products in use today—how and why they are used, investment risks, and customer suitability requirements—Derivatives Demystified: Using Structured Financial Products also offers an extensive examination of the development and marketing process and the responsibilities of officers and directors overseeing derivative transactions. With up-to-date and authoritative explanations, it is packed with essential information on: Warrants and index linked notes Convertible securities and equity linked notes Exotic and custom-made options Monetization and hedging strategies for restricted or low cost basis stock A key element of Derivatives Demystified: Using Structured Financial Products is the special Resource Guide. This unique section provides valuable information on many important aspects of financial engineering, including the investment banking, marketing, and underwriting activities that relate to the creation of structured products. It includes sample product development checklists, marketing materials, management presentations, cost studies, and a comprehensive glossary. An indispensable tool for grasping the complexities of derivative securities, and their use as the building blocks for structured products, this clear and concise guide provides an invaluable addition to any financial library.

Credit Currency Or Derivatives

Author : Jongmoo Jay Choi
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This edited volume on "Credit, Currency, or Derivatives: Instruments of Global Financial Stability or Crisis" contains original papers that examine various issues concerning the role, the structure and functioning of credit, currency and derivatives instruments and markets as they relate to financial crises. We stress the importance of the inter-linkages of these instruments and markets in promoting or hindering financial stability or crises as well as government policies, on a local and global level. The papers in this volume highlight various aspects of credit and currency instruments and markets, along with their interactions, for the stability of domestic and international financial systems. Particular emphasis is given on the failures of regulatory systems and their implications for systemic financial crises. Also, the papers analyze the costs of financial crises and explore the institutional and economic arrangements that could ameliorate the adverse effects of financial crises in advanced and emerging-market countries.

C for Financial Markets

Author : Daniel J. Duffy
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A practice-oriented guide to using C# to design and program pricing and trading models In this step-by-step guide to software development for financial analysts, traders, developers and quants, the authors show both novice and experienced practitioners how to develop robust and accurate pricing models and employ them in real environments. Traders will learn how to design and implement applications for curve and surface modeling, fixed income products, hedging strategies, plain and exotic option modeling, interest rate options, structured bonds, unfunded structured products, and more. A unique mix of modern software technology and quantitative finance, this book is both timely and practical. The approach is thorough and comprehensive and the authors use a combination of C# language features, design patterns, mathematics and finance to produce efficient and maintainable software. Designed for quant developers, traders and MSc/MFE students, each chapter has numerous exercises and the book is accompanied by a dedicated companion website,, providing all source code, alongside audio, support and discussion forums for readers to comment on the code and obtain new versions of the software.

Credit Derivatives

Author : Janet M. Tavakoli
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A comprehensive first look at one of today's fastest growing investment and risk management mechanisms. "If you want to know more about credit derivatives-and these days an increasing number of people do-then you should read this book." -Merton H. Miller, winner, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1990 Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. "Tavakoli brings extraordinary insight and clarity to this fascinating financial evolution. She combines her extensive experience and deep understanding of the derivatives markets with a lucid writing style that makes this an eminently readable volume. This book should set the standard for credit derivatives texts for years to come." -Carl V. Schuman, Manager, Credit Derivatives, WestLB New York. "Tavakoli does a remarkable job compiling a highly readable and much needed guide to instruments and applications of credit derivatives. Using charts, examples, basic investment theory, and elementary mathematics, Tavakoli explains the real-world practice and applications of credit derivative products. Credit Derivatives clarifies often misunderstood concepts and offers a framework with which to analyze derivatives and how to make them work." -Stephen Wade, Managing Director, UBS Securities LLC Hei Wai Chan, PhD, Director, UBS Securities LLC. "Tavakoli has written a book that finally demystifies credit derivatives. It is an easy to understand analysis of the many aspects of the basic products used in this new and innovative derivative structure. Anyone in the banking community as well as the sophisticated derivatives professional will find it both useful and insightful." -Randy Allison Kaufman, Managing Director, BankBoston, Structured Derivatives. One of today's fastest growing investment and risk management mechanisms, credit derivatives are revolutionizing the financial industry and changing the way banks, institutional investors, and securities traders do business both domestically and globally. While potentially beneficial, these important instruments are complex structures that are often misunderstood and frequently mishandled. Written by credit derivatives specialist Janet Tavakoli, this groundbreaking book-the only comprehensive resource of its kind-demystifies and clarifies all the fine points of credit derivatives, offering complete details on what they are, how they work, and how best to capitalize on them. Though not new, credit derivatives have just recently grabbed the spotlight as vehicles that can diversify portfolio credit risk by dampening the volatility of possible returns. While many investors and end users are beginning to realize the potential of these products, most have only scratched the surface of understanding how they can be applied to credit line and portfolio management, arbitrage opportunities, and the creation of synthetic assets. Covering these and other current applications, Credit Derivatives provides the foundation necessary to fully grasp and effectively implement these powerful tools. Along with descriptions of the full range of products available in today's marketplace, it explains the economic value of credit derivatives, examines valuation techniques, and, perhaps, most importantly, provides specific guidelines on using them to manage and control risk. Tavakoli demonstrates how credit derivatives have become instruments that enable investors to question, theorize, and create a new framework for evaluating market credit risk. This accessible and exhaustive guide is must reading for anyone involved in the rapidly growing area of credit derivatives.

Introduction to Derivatives

Author : Reuters Limited, London, UK
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The Reuters Financial Training Series An Introduction to Derivatives A new concept in financial training, An Introduction to Derivatives guides novices through the often complex and challenging world of Derivatives. Full of definitions, concise descriptions, quizzes and examples, the book studies financial instruments - futures, options and swaps - from basic concepts to applications in trading, hedging and arbitrage. Key features include: * Introductory sections defining terms and giving background to theories * Examples of transactions and futures contracts * Summaries and overviews at the end of each chapter recapitulating key points and definitions * Quick quiz questions and answers to reinforce learning * Further resources which point to other books, articles and internet tools to widen readers' comprehension of derivatives and entrench their foundation in the subject. Each book in the series is supported by the Wiley-Reuters Financial Training web site ( This regularly updated site offers a range of screens taken directly from the Reuters terminal, information on professional exams, web links to key institutional finance web sites and much more. This book will be of particular interest to novice traders, investors and trainers in financial institutions looking for a key introductory text. By allowing readers to progress through the fundamentals and applications in a simulated trading environment at their own pace, the book will be an invaluable starting block for those new to the field of derivatives.

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The Journal of Derivatives

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Securities Regulation in Australia and New Zealand

Author : Gordon R. Walker
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Presented as a collection of essays on specific issues of the regulation of dealings in investment securities in Australia & New Zealand, this text provides an analysis of the securities regimes of both countries & discusses securities regulation in the context of information technology, globalisation, share ownership, short selling, insider trading, derivatives, capital raising & fundraising, disclosure rules & due diligence & the regulatory bodies.

Implementing Derivative Models

Author : Les Clewlow
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Implementing Derivatives Models Les Clewlow and Chris Strickland Derivatives markets, particularly the over-the-counter market in complex or exotic options, are continuing to expand rapidly on a global scale, However, the availability of information regarding the theory and applications of the numerical techniques required to succeed in these markets is limited. This lack of information is extremely damaging to all kinds of financial institutions and consequently there is enormous demand for a source of sound numerical methods for pricing and hedging. Implementing Derivatives Models answers this demand, providing comprehensive coverage of practical pricing and hedging techniques for complex options. Highly accessible to practitioners seeking the latest methods and uses of models, including * The Binomial Method * Trinomial Trees and Finite Difference Methods * Monte Carlo Simulation * Implied Trees and Exotic Options * Option Pricing, Hedging and Numerical Techniques for Pricing Interest Rate Derivatives * Term Structure Consistent Short Rate Models * The Heath, Jarrow and Morton Model Implementing Derivatives Models is also a potent resource for financial academics who need to implement, compare, and empirically estimate the behaviour of various option pricing models. Finance/Investment

Handbook of Hybrid Instruments

Author : Izzy Nelken
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Hybrid instruments are bonds or stocks with a fixed-rate of interest or dividend that can be traded on the open stock market for shares.

Advanced Credit Risk Analysis

Author : Didier Cossin
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Advanced Credit Analysis presents the latest and most advanced modelling techniques in the theory and practice of credit risk pricing and management. The book stresses the logic of theoretical models from the structural and the reduced-form kind, their applications and extensions. It shows the mathematical models that help determine optimal collateralisation and marking-to-market policies. It looks at modern credit risk management tools and the current structuring techniques available with credit derivatives.

The Journal of Financial Engineering

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Advanced Calculus Demystified

Author : David Bachman
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Your INTEGRAL tool for mastering ADVANCED CALCULUS Interested in going further in calculus but don't where to begin? No problem! With Advanced Calculus Demystified, there's no limit to how much you will learn. Beginning with an overview of functions of multiple variables and their graphs, this book covers the fundamentals, without spending too much time on rigorous proofs. Then you will move through more complex topics including partial derivatives, multiple integrals, parameterizations, vectors, and gradients, so you'll be able to solve difficult problems with ease. And, you can test yourself at the end of every chapter for calculated proof that you're mastering this subject, which is the gateway to many exciting areas of mathematics, science, and engineering. This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous detailed examples to illustrate basic concepts Geometric interpretations of vector operations such as div, grad, and curl Coverage of key integration theorems including Green's, Stokes', and Gauss' Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more advanced student, Advanced Calculus Demystified is one book you won't want to function without!

Interest Rate Modelling

Author : Jessica James
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Dr Neil Johnson, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford# "Today, interest rates are key economic instruments. This is a mammoth treatise and must surely rank as one of the most comprehensive available on the topic. Anyone interested in modelling or simulating the behaviour of interest rates, be they practitioner, economist, mathematician or new entrant to the subject, will find within a wealth of pertinent material.", Professor Peter Richmond, Trinity College Dublin#

The Business of Investment Banking

Author : K. Thomas Liaw
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The business of investment banking has become intensely competitive. With a growing number of clients who prefer to deal with a single financial advisor for all their capital needs, firms must now engage in all major capital-market activities in order to meet this demand. Rapid advances in information technology have closely linked the international capital markets and, as a result, major securities firms have gone global to better serve their clients. To fully understand this changing environment and remain players in the game, new and seasoned professionals alike will require detailed, in-depth information on a broad scope of banking operations. The Business of Investment Banking is a complete guide to the major banking activities in today's global marketplace. This convenient, one-volume reference identifies and analyzes key trends worldwide, allowing banking and finance professionals to effectively manage deals and incorporate trends into operations. In The Business of Investment Banking, Professor K. Thomas Liaw goes beyond traditional banking topics and includes extensive coverage of rarely discussed subjects that are integral to investment banking, such as emerging markets, proprietary trading, repurchase transactions, operations, money management, and how foreign firms list on Wall Street. Beginning with an overview, covering everything from underwriting to M&As to global presence, Liaw provides a thorough and rigorous analysis of the current market practices in all relevant business segments. He presents an investment banker's perspective on the current environment, with a detailed description of the strategic decision-making process that is crucial to successfully managing the investment bank. This thorough guide is divided into four main sections: * Basic Business-explores venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, underwriting, and asset securitization * Global Perspective-detailed information about foreign listing on Wall Street, international capital markets, and emerging markets * Trading and Risk Management-extensive data on proprietary trading, repurchase agreements, financial engineering, and money management * Special Topics-discusses clearing and settlement, securities regulation, ethics, major trends, and Section 20 subsidiaries Comprehensive, unparalleled coverage of a wide range of topics makes The Business of Investment Banking an invaluable, one-stop resource for all practicing investment banking professionals and for graduate students interested in a career in capital markets.