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The Handbook of Convertible Bonds

Author : Jan De Spiegeleer
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This is a complete guide to the pricing and risk management of convertible bond portfolios. Convertible bonds can be complex because they have both equity and debt like features and new market entrants will usually find that they have either a knowledge of fixed income mathematics or of equity derivatives and therefore have no idea how to incorporate credit and equity together into their existing pricing tools. Part I of the book covers the impact that the 2008 credit crunch has had on the markets, it then shows how to build up a convertible bond and introduces the reader to the traditional convertible vocabulary of yield to put, premium, conversion ratio, delta, gamma, vega and parity. The market of stock borrowing and lending will also be covered in detail. Using an intuitive approach based on the Jensen inequality, the authors will also show the advantages of using a hybrid to add value - pre 2008, many investors labelled convertible bonds as 'investing with no downside', there are of course plenty of 2008 examples to prove that they were wrong. The authors then go onto give a complete explanation of the different features that can be embedded in convertible bond. Part II shows readers how to price convertibles. It covers the different parameters used in valuation models: credit spreads, volatility, interest rates and borrow fees and Maturity. Part III covers investment strategies for equity, fixed income and hedge fund investors and includes dynamic hedging and convertible arbitrage. Part IV explains the all important risk management part of the process in detail. This is a highly practical book, all products priced are real world examples and numerical examples are not limited to hypothetical convertibles. It is a must read for anyone wanting to safely get into this highly liquid, high return market.

A Comparative Analysis of Convertible Bond Pricing Models

Author : Colleen Elizabeth Conway
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Convertible bonds have existed for over 150 years, and are academically interesting to research given that they have both stock- and bond-like components. In going through basic pricing models for each component of a convertible bond, including stocks, bonds, and options, a rudimentary pricing model is presented for convertible bonds. The 1997 Goldman Sachs convertible bond pricing model is also presented, after which the two models are compared and discussed. The rudimentary pricing model presented has some problematic assumptions but thoroughly explains each component of a convertible bond, while the Goldman Sachs model is simpler and easier to understand, but is less applicable to other areas of finance.

Pricing Convertible Bonds

Author : Kevin B. Connolly
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The Convertible Bonds (CB) market is growing all the time. To date, over one trillion dollars worth of CBs are in circulation. Corporations are finding this source of fund-raising more and more attractive. And for different reasons, the buyers are finding CBs increasingly attractive investment vehicles. There are few works on the subject of pricing convertible bonds. Most books discussing derivative products cover all details of pricing futures and options in minute detail. Convertible bonds and warrants are usually mentioned as an after thought in the latter chapters. This is the first book to address the very complex issue of pricing convertible bonds. Kevin Connolly, Researcher of complex volatility trading for Refco Overseas Ltd. and Lecturer at City University Business School and London Guildhall University, has put together an excellent treatment of pricing convertible bonds, delving into topics such as: * Returns distributions and associated descriptive statistics * Modeling the share price process * The basic convertible bond model * Introducing the complications * Convertible bond sensitivities * Using equity warrant models to price CBs * Refix clauses Fund managers, hedge players/traders, undergraduates and postgraduates will find this book invaluable. Easy to understand software on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is also supplied.

Pricing Model for Convertible Bonds A Mixed Fractional Brownian Motion with Jumps

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Abstract A mathematical model to price convertible bonds involving mixed fractional Brownian motion with jumps is presented. We obtain a general pricing formula using the risk neutral pricing principle and quasi-conditional expectation. The sensitivity of the price to changing various parameters is discussed. Theoretical prices from our jump mixed fractional Brownian motion model are compared with the prices predicted by traditional models. An empirical study shows that our new model is more acceptable.

Valuation of Convertible Bonds when Investors Act Strategically

Author : Christian Koziol
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Christian Koziol shows that various conversion strategies for convertible bonds can be optimal which result in different values for stocks and convertible bonds. A comparative static analysis examines the differences between the properties of the optimal conversion strategies and between the asset values for three conversion variants.

Convertible Bonds Demystified

Author : Sheridan Yvon
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CONVERTIBLE BONDS AN INVESTMENT FOR ALL SEASONS In this book we will discover There are only five ( 5 ) major terms that we need to understand in order to be able to invest safely and profitably in Convertible bonds. The secret of how a Convertible bond automatically switches itself from a bond investment to an equity investment through its own internal mechanism. A list of four hundred and sixty-eight Convertible bonds (468) including fourteen main criteria (14) for each Convertible bond. A proven twenty-year ( 20 ) investment program described step by step and understandable by everybody. The Sheridan Market-Neutral hedge investment program proven twenty-year (20) investment program. We will invest in one of the safest investment around Our investment programs should yield an average net return of fifteen percent yearly (15%), on a cash investment basis. Our average holding period per investment should be from two years (2) to five years (5). By the end of the book, we will be able to set up a Convertible bond investment program on our own and become our own money manager.

Pricing Convertible Bonds with Credit Risk and Liquidity Risk

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Alternative Investments

Author : Donald R. Chambers
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Alternative Investments: CAIA Level I, 4th Edition is the curriculum book for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Level I professional examination. Covering the fundamentals of the alternative investment space, this book helps you build a foundation in alternative investment markets. You'll look closely at the different types of hedge fund strategies and the range of statistics used to define investment performance as you gain a deep familiarity with alternative investment terms and develop the computational ability to solve investment problems. From strategy characteristics to portfolio management strategies, this book contains the core material you will need to succeed on the CAIA Level I exam. This updated fourth edition tracks to the latest version of the exam and is accompanied by the following ancillaries: a workbook, study guide, learning objectives, and an ethics handbook.

Short Selling Activities and Convertible Bond Arbitrage

Author : Sebastian P. Werner
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Sebastian Werner examines aggregate short sales and convertible bond arbitrage, which is a typical hedge fund strategy that involves a significant short position in the underlying stock of a long convertible bond position for hedging purposes. He provides insightful and new observations of the significant difference in the trading pattern, information content and resulting impact on stock returns of arbitrage- versus valuation-based short selling activities.


Author : Mark Mobius
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Valuing Convertible Bonds Under the Assumption of Stochastic Interest Rates

Author : Peter Carayannopoulos
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Handbook of Hedge Funds

Author : François-Serge Lhabitant
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A comprehensive guide to the burgeoning hedge fund industry Intended as a comprehensive reference for investors and fund and portfolio managers, Handbook of Hedge Funds combines new material with updated information from Francois-Serge L’habitant’s two other successful hedge fund books. This book features up-to-date regulatory and historical information, new case studies and trade examples, detailed analyses of investment strategies, discussions of hedge fund indices and databases, and tips on portfolio construction. Francois-Serge L’habitant (Geneva, Switzerland) is the Head of Investment Research at Kedge Capital. He is Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne and at EDHEC Business School, as well as the author of five books, including Hedge Funds: Quantitative Insights (0-470-85667-X) and Hedge Funds: Myths & Limits (0-470-84477-9), both from Wiley.

Hedge Fund Investing

Author : Kevin R. Mirabile
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The most up-to-date look at how to understand, and invest in, hedge funds A new updated set of end of chapter problems and test bank questions is now available for the first edition. This material now includes a selection of supplemental problems and test bank questions specifically related to portfolio financing tools and techniques. Hedge funds are an essential part of the alternative investing arena, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. It's important that those investing, or thinking about investing, with hedge funds know exactly what they are about. That's why Kevin Mirabile—a financial professional with over twenty years of business development, regulatory, financing, trading, and sales experience in the hedge fund sector—has created Understanding Hedge Fund Investing. Page-by-page, this reliable resource offers valuable insights into one of the most competitive parts of the investment world. Along the way, you'll become familiar with the evolution of hedge funds and their structure as well as discover what types of individuals and institutions invest using hedge funds. Mirable also takes the time to examine the risks of investing in hedge funds and talks about hedge fund financial statements and taxation. Provides complete coverage of this important investment vehicle, from its different types of investing strategies and styles to what it takes to be a hedge fund manager Multiple-choice questions follow each chapter to assess your comprehension of the topics covered A companion Website contains portfolio models that can be uploaded for use as well as supplementary material that allows you to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book Hedge funds offer investors opportunities that aren't usually found elsewhere. But to benefit from them, you first must understand them. This book has the information you need to succeed at this difficult endeavor.

Getting Started in Bonds

Author : Sharon Wright
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Revealing how to make the most of this key component to stock trading, this easy-to-understand introduction to bonds explores everything from thirty-year treasury notes to high yield junk bonds. Original.

The Complete Guide to Convertible Securities Worldwide

Author : Laura A. Zubulake
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Begins with an analysis of a typical U.S. dollar denominated Euroconvertible. Goes on to discuss international convertible securities and such related topics as currency fluctuation and foreign currency exposure. The characteristics of domestic markets in U.S., Britain, Japan, France, Australia, and Canada and their unique features and evaluation methods are examined. Finally, it looks at convertible hedging, breakeven analysis, risk profile, and rate of return.

Financial Risk Management

Author : Steve L. Allen
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A top risk management practitioner addresses the essentialaspects of modern financial risk management In the Second Edition of Financial Risk Management +Website, market risk expert Steve Allen offers an insider'sview of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, andmeasurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financialrisk. Fully revised to reflect today's dynamic environment and thelessons to be learned from the 2008 global financial crisis, thisreliable resource provides a comprehensive overview of the entirefield of risk management. Allen explores real-world issues such as proper mark-to-marketvaluation of trading positions and determination of needed reservesagainst valuation uncertainty, the structuring of limits to controlrisk taking, and a review of mathematical models and how they cancontribute to risk control. Along the way, he shares valuablelessons that will help to develop an intuitive feel for market riskmeasurement and reporting. Presents key insights on how risks can be isolated, quantified,and managed from a top risk management practitioner Offers up-to-date examples of managing market and creditrisk Provides an overview and comparison of the various derivativeinstruments and their use in risk hedging Companion Website contains supplementary materials that allowyou to continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closingthe book Focusing on the management of those risks that can besuccessfully quantified, the Second Edition of FinancialRisk Management + Websiteis the definitive source for managingmarket and credit risk.

Fixed Income Analysis

Author : Jerald E. Pinto
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The essential guide to fixed income portfolio management, from the experts at CFA Fixed Income Analysis provides authoritative and up-to-date coverage of how investment professionals analyze and manage fixed income portfolios. With detailed information from CFA Institute, this guide contains comprehensive, example-driven presentations of all essential topics in the field to provide value for self-study, general reference, and classroom use. Readers are first introduced to the fundamental concepts of fixed income before continuing on to analysis of risk, asset-backed securities, term structure analysis, and a general framework for valuation that assumes no prior relevant background. The final section of the book consists of three readings that build the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage fixed income portfolios, giving readers a real-world understanding of how the concepts discussed are practically applied in client-based scenarios. Part of the CFA Institute Investment series, this book provides a thorough exploration of fixed income analysis, clearly presented by experts in the field. Readers gain critical knowledge of underlying concepts, and gain the skills they need to translate theory into practice. Understand fixed income securities, markets, and valuation Master risk analysis and general valuation of fixed income securities Learn how fixed income securities are backed by pools of assets Explore the relationships between bond yields of different maturities Investment analysts, portfolio managers, individual and institutional investors and their advisors, and anyone with an interest in fixed income markets will appreciate this access to the best in professional quality information. For a deeper understanding of fixed income portfolio management practices, Fixed Income Analysis is a complete, essential resource.

Debt Markets and Analysis

Author : R. Stafford Johnson
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An accessible guide to the essential elements of debt markets and their analysis Debt Markets and Analysis provides professionals and finance students alike with an exposition on debt that will take them from the basic concepts, strategies, and fundamentals to a more detailed understanding of advanced approaches and models. Strong visual attributes include consistent elements that function as additional learning aids, such as: Key Points, Definitions, Step-by-Step, Do It Yourself, and Bloomberg functionality Offers a solid foundation in understanding the complexities and subtleties involved in the evaluation, selection, and management of debt Provides insights on taking the ideas covered and applying them to real-world investment decisions Engaging and informative, Debt Markets and Analysis provides practical guidance to excelling at this difficult endeavor.

The Money making Guide to Bonds

Author : Hildy Richelson
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Bonds are the financial Cinderellas of the new millennium. Investors became aware of their charms when they saw their stock portfolios tanking while bonds were delivering double-digit returns. With the discovery that bonds could be a lucrative as well as a safe investment came a major problem: no single source of easily accessible information has been available that uniformly describes bonds, compares their relative strengths and drawbacks, and tells how to select and profit from buying them -- until now. Registered investment advisers Hildy and Stan Richelson have written The Money-Making Guide to Bonds to serve as this solid and thorough, yet user-friendly, resource on the subject. Over 35 different types of bonds and 20 types of bond funds are described, highlighting the specific advantages, risks, and tax implications of each. The stock market decline clearly demonstrated to investors that bonds belong in every portfolio. The Money-Making Guide to Bonds not only gives readers the information they need to select bonds suited to their needs but also tells them how to allocate bonds within a portfolio and then concludes with specific strategies for reducing taxes and increasing income.

The International Handbook of Convertible Securities

Author : Thomas C. Noddings
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� Aimed at all investors seeking exceptional risk-adjusted returns in the financial markets � Essential for all students and researchers attempting to understand this phenomena The global market for convertible bonds, preferred stock and equity warrants has grown in excess of $400 billion. Long overlooked by mainstream money managers, convertible securities are catching fire within the alternative investment community. Taking advantage of their systematic undervaluation relative to conventional stocks and bonds, investors are now using convertibles within a broad spectrum of investment strategies, ranging from high-performance cash alternatives to low-risk, high performance alternatives to small company stocks.