Explains the field of credit derivatives to business students with a background in finance
Cites real-world examples throughout, reinforced by end-of-chapter questions and internet links to pricing models
Provides a concise overview of the field that is ideal for instructors seeking to supplement traditional derivatives course material, as well as those looking to offer a stand-alone course on credit derivatives.
Derivatives is the definitive guide to derivatives, derivative markets, and the use of options in risk management. Written by the experts at the CFA Institute, this book provides authoritative reference for students and investment professionals seeking a deeper understanding for more comprehensive portfolio management. General discussion of the types of derivatives and their characteristics gives way to detailed examination of each market and its contracts, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps, followed by a look at credit derivatives markets and their instruments. Included lecture slides help bring this book directly into the classroom, while the companion workbook (sold separately) provides problems and solutions that align with the text and allows students to test their understanding while facilitating deeper internalization of the material.
Derivatives have become essential to effective financial risk management, and create synthetic exposure to asset classes. This book builds a conceptual framework for understanding derivative fundamentals, with systematic coverage and detailed explanations. Understand the different types of derivatives and their characteristics Delve into the various markets and their associated contracts Examine the use of derivatives in portfolio management Learn why derivatives are increasingly fundamental to risk management
The CFA Institute is the world's premier association for investment professionals, and the governing body for the CFA, CIPM, and Investment Foundations Programs. Those seeking a deeper understanding of the markets, mechanisms, and use of derivatives will value the level of expertise CFA lends to the discussion, providing a clear, comprehensive resource for students and professionals alike. Whether used alone or in conjunction with the companion workbook, Derivatives offers a complete course in derivatives and their markets.
An understanding of currency options is essential for those working in investment and foreign exchange. A Currency Options Primer sets out to give readers a clear guide to how the currency option market functions, offering practical advice on mastering the necessary components and concepts for fully understanding the workings of this market.
Directed primarily toward undergraduate finance students, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.
Based on Hull's Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets presents an accessible overview of the topic without the use of calculus. Packed with numerical examples and accounts of real-life situations, this text effectively guides readers through the material while helping them prepare for the working world.
NOTE: This is the standalone book, if you want the Book/Solutions Manual and Study Guide order the ISBN below:
0133418804 / 9780133418804 of Futures and Options Markets & Student's Solutions Manual and Study Guide Package
Package consists of:
0132993341 / 9780132993340 Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets
013299514X / 9780132995146 Student's Solutions Manual and Study Guide for Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets
All About Derivatives, Second Edition, presents the complex subject of financial derivatives with a clarity and coherence you won’t find in other books. Using real-world examples and simple language, it lucidly illustrates what derivatives are and why they are so powerful. This second edition of All About Derivatives provides a rock-solid foundation on:The most common contracts available to you in today's market Key concepts such as cost of carry, settlement, valuation, and payoff Proven methods for establishing fair value How leverage can work for you--and against you The various derivative contracts traded today, including forwards, futures, swaps, and options Pricing methods and mathematics for determining fair value Hedging strategies for managing and reducing different types of risk
INCLUDES A BRAND-NEW CHAPTER ON THE ROLE DERIVATIVES PLAYED IN THE 2008 FINANCIAL MELTDOWN