"The Mathematics of Derivatives provides a concise pedagogical discussion of both fundamental and very recent developments in mathematical finance, and is particularly well suited for readers with a science or engineering background. It is written from the point of view of a physicist focused on providing an understanding of the methodology and the assumptions behind derivative pricing. Navin has a unique and elegant viewpoint, and will help mathematically sophisticated readers rapidly get up to speed in the latest Wall Street financial innovations."
—David Montano, Managing Director JPMorgan Securities
A stylish and practical introduction to the key concepts in financial mathematics, this book tackles key fundamentals in the subject in an intuitive and refreshing manner whilst also providing detailed analytical and numerical schema for solving interesting derivatives pricing problems. If Richard Feynman wrote an introduction to financial mathematics, it might look similar. The problem and solution sets are first rate."
—Barry Ryan, Partner Bhramavira Capital Partners, London
"This is a great book for anyone beginning (or contemplating), a career in financial research or analytic programming. Navin dissects a huge, complex topic into a series of discrete, concise, accessible lectures that combine the required mathematical theory with relevant applications to real-world markets. I wish this book was around when I started in finance. It would have saved me a lot of time and aggravation."
One valuable lesson of the financial crisis was that derivatives and risk practitioners don't really understand the products they're dealing with. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this book delivers the kind of knowledge and skills traders and finance professionals need to fully understand derivatives and price and hedge them effectively. Most derivatives books are written by academics and are long on theory and short on the day-to-day realities of derivatives trading. Of the few practical guides available, very few of those cover pricing and hedging—two critical topics for traders. What matters to practitioners is what happens on the trading floor—information only seasoned practitioners such as authors Marroni and Perdomo can impart.Lays out proven derivatives pricing and hedging strategies and techniques for equities, FX, fixed income and commodities, as well as multi-assets and cross-assets Provides expert guidance on the development of structured products, supplemented with a range of practical examples Packed with real-life examples covering everything from option payout with delta hedging, to Monte Carlo procedures to common structured products payoffs The Companion Website features all of the examples from the book in Excel complete with source code
Please note that this second edition of Counterparty Credit Risk and Credit Value Adjustment has now been superseded by an updated version entitled The XVA Challenge: Counterparty Credit Risk, Funding, Collateral and Capital.
Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the resultant realization of extensive counterparty risk across the global financial markets, the subject of counterparty risk has become an unavoidable issue for every financial institution. This book explains the emergence of counterparty risk and how financial institutions are developing capabilities for valuing it. It also covers portfolio management and hedging of credit value adjustment, debit value adjustment, and wrong-way counterparty risks. In addition, the book addresses the design and benefits of central clearing, a recent development in attempts to control the rapid growth of counterparty risk. This uniquely practical resource serves as an invaluable guide for market practitioners, policy makers, academics, and students.
Providing savvy market players with a way to react quickly to event-driven opportunities and trends, exchange traded binary options are a unique type of derivative instrument offering fixed risk and reward. Available on four asset classes—stock index futures, commodity futures, Spot Forex and economic data releases—they are distinctly different from regular put/call options in that their pay-out structure offers only two potential outcomes, or settlement values: 0 or 100. The first guide focussing exclusively on this fast-growing sector of the options market, Trading Binary Options examines the key differences between regular options trading and binary options trading and describes how binary trading is done. It also gives you the lowdown on the most successful binary trading strategies and how and when they should be deployed.Outlines a rigorous approach to trading directionally around specific events, such as an earnings release, a shift in currencies, or a release of economic data Provides the first comprehensive coverage of an increasingly popular but poorly understood trading instrument Offers in-depth discussions of the six characteristics that distinguish binaries from other options and that make them such an attractive vehicle for hedging risk and improving returns
In the wake of recent financial crises, firms of all sizes have adjusted their policies to incorporate more frequent instances of collateral management. Collateral Management: A Guide to Mitigating Counterparty Risk explains the connection between the need for collateral management in order to alleviate counterparty risk and the actions that firms must take to achieve it. Targeted at middle and back office managers seeking a hands-on explanation of the specifics of collateral management, this book offers a thorough treatment of the subject and attends to details such as internal record management, daily procedures used in making and receiving collateral calls, and settlement-related issues that affect the movements of cash and securities collateral. An expert in financial topics ranging from trade lifecycle to operational risk, author Michael Simmons offers readers insight into a field that, so far, is struggling to produce enough expertise to meet its high demand.Presents hands-on advice and examples from a bestselling, internationally renowned author who introduces his third book on operations and operations-related activities Explains the relationship between collateral management and preventing institutional defaults, such as the recent Lehman Brothers downfall
Since 2008, firms have recognized and embraced the importance of collateral management, but this book will provide practitioners with a deeper understanding and appreciation of its relevance.
The young women each experience a need to develop as individuals. Yet there is an innate pull towards reuniting and helping each other– especially when danger strikes. Both go to university and train to become lawyers. Sophie however is a high flyer determined to become a leading light in a top City firm. Hannah wants domesticity with a husband and children – items that Sophie regards more as hindrances to progress. So for Hannah this means developing a suburban practice with an accent on divorce law. International criminals are drawn towards getting the best legal minds to work for their illicit purposes. Hannah soon realises what lurks behind an attractive, profitable demand for her services. Powerful oligarchs with extensive reach invade first Hannah’s world, then Sophie’s. At first neither is aware of their ruthless, vindictive nature…
Author Michael Simmons lives in London and was educated at St Paul’s School, London and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was a solicitor in private practice for 50 years and was formerly a member of The Chartered Institute for Marketing, among others. Michael has now embarked on a new career writing fiction about English law and layers. He wrote The Lawyer Who Couldn’t Sit Still, an autobiography about his long and colourful legal career – with exceptional reviews from The Times, The Law Society Gazette, Solicitors Journal and Mark Stephens CBE, to name a few. Following the success of his first legal thriller, Low Life Lawyer: In The Footsteps of Bechet (ISBN 9781910878477), Double Exposure is the second book in the chilling Lawyers’ Library series.
Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.
Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.