Quantitative Financial Economics

Stocks, Bonds and Foreign Exchange

Author: Keith Cuthbertson,Dirk Nitzsche

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047009172X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

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This new edition of the hugely successful Quantitative Financial Economics has been revised and updated to reflect the most recent theoretical and econometric/empirical advances in the financial markets. It provides an introduction to models of economic behaviour in financial markets, focusing on discrete time series analysis. Emphasis is placed on theory, testing and explaining ‘real-world’ issues. The new edition will include: Updated charts and cases studies. New companion website allowing students to put theory into practice and to test their knowledge through questions and answers. Chapters on Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrapping and market microstructure.

Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investments

Author: John Teall,Iftekhar Hasan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405141840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 787


Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investments ensures that readers come away from reading it with a reasonable degree of comfort and proficiency in applying elementary mathematics to several types of financial analysis. All of the methodology in this book is geared toward the development, implementation, and analysis of financial models to solve financial problems.

Corporate Finance and Valuation

Author: Bob Ryan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844802715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

View: 9866


Corporate finance is a key subject within business, but one that often presents a real challenge to those coming to grips with it for the first time. Often teachers too find it a challenging subject to put across in a practically relevant way whilst at the same time ensuring that the ‘mathematics gap’ between the capabilities of the student and the demands of theory are effectively bridged. Corporate Finance and Valuation is designed to overcome these challenges by presenting the subject in the simplest way possible and by connecting vital principles with vivid practical examples. Corporate Finance and Valuation offers a practical managerial perspective on the subject. The three themes of value, return and risk are developed and form a unifying thread throughout the book. Practical tools and techniques for identifying and solving financial problems in the real world are presented. For every practical finance problem, from estimating a company’s cost of capital through to the valuation of its intangible assets, Corporate Finance and Valuation places emphasis on how the job can be done using readily available tools and freely available data.

Advanced Asset Pricing Theory

Author: Chenghu Ma

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 1911299522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 316


This book provides a broad introduction of modern asset pricing theory with equal treatments for both discrete-time and continuous-time modeling. Both the no-arbitrage and the general equilibrium approaches of asset pricing theory are treated coherently within the general equilibrium framework. The analyses and coverage are up to date, comprehensive and in-depth. Topics include microeconomic foundation of asset pricing theory, the no-arbitrage principle and fundamental theorem, risk measurement and risk management, sequential portfolio choice, equity premium decomposition, option pricing, bond pricing and term structure of interest rates. The merits and limitations are expounded with respect to allocation and information market efficiency, along with the classical expectations hypothesis concerning the information content of yield curve and bond prices. Efforts are also made towards the resolution of several well-documented puzzles in empirical finance, which include the equity premium puzzle, the risk free rate puzzle, and the money-ness bias phenomenon of Black–Scholes option pricing model. The theory is self-contained and unified in presentation. The inclusion of proofs and derivations to enhance the transparency of the underlying arguments and conditions for the validity of the economic theory makes an ideal advanced textbook or reference book for graduate students specializing in financial economics and quantitative finance. The explanations are detailed enough to capture the interest of those curious readers, and complete enough to provide necessary background material needed to explore further the subject and research literature. Contents: Foundation:IntroductionNon-Arbitrage Asset PricingRisk and Risk MeasuresPortfolio Risk ManagementMPS Risk Aversion and Equilibrium CAPMDiscrete-Time Modeling:PreliminariesEquilibrium with MPS Risk-Averse Myopic InvestorsDynamic Choice for Recursive InvestorsEquilibrium Asset Pricing with Recursive Utility InvestorsPricing Contingent ClaimsContinuous-Time Modeling:Stochastic Processes and SDEAn Arbitrage-Free MarketplaceBlack–Scholes Option Pricing ModelThe American OptionNon-Arbitrage Term Structure of Interest RatesStochastic Differential UtilitySequential Choice and Optimal Trading StrategyEquilibrium Asset Pricing: A General TheoryApplications Readership: Postgraduate students in economics with good grasp in calculus, linear algebra, and probability and statistics; postgraduate students in financial mathematics and financial engineering; Masters and PhD students in all subjects of financial economics, financial mathematics, mathematical finance, and financial engineering; practitioners and researchers in the field.

Financial Economics

With Applications to Investments, Insurance, and Pensions

Author: Harry H. Panjer,Phelim P. Boyle

Publisher: Society of Actuaries

ISBN: 9780938959489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 669

View: 7988


A First Course in Quantitative Finance

Author: Thomas Mazzoni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108419577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9632


Using stereoscopic images and other novel pedagogical features, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to quantitative finance.

The Econometrics of Financial Markets

Author: John Y. Campbell,Andrew W. Lo,A. Craig MacKinlay

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400830214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

View: 5751


The past twenty years have seen an extraordinary growth in the use of quantitative methods in financial markets. Finance professionals now routinely use sophisticated statistical techniques in portfolio management, proprietary trading, risk management, financial consulting, and securities regulation. This graduate-level textbook is intended for PhD students, advanced MBA students, and industry professionals interested in the econometrics of financial modeling. The book covers the entire spectrum of empirical finance, including: the predictability of asset returns, tests of the Random Walk Hypothesis, the microstructure of securities markets, event analysis, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory, the term structure of interest rates, dynamic models of economic equilibrium, and nonlinear financial models such as ARCH, neural networks, statistical fractals, and chaos theory. Each chapter develops statistical techniques within the context of a particular financial application. This exciting new text contains a unique and accessible combination of theory and practice, bringing state-of-the-art statistical techniques to the forefront of financial applications. Each chapter also includes a discussion of recent empirical evidence, for example, the rejection of the Random Walk Hypothesis, as well as problems designed to help readers incorporate what they have read into their own applications.

The Making of Monetary Policy in the UK, 1975-2000

Author: David Cobham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470855169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Over the quarter of a century with which this book is concerned, the UK has had an extraordinarily diverse experience of monetary policy and monetary regimes. Monetary policy has been transformed, from attempts to control broad money from the supply side with the use of indirect controls on banks' lending, to an almost exclusive focus on interest rates in a context of inflation targeting. The exchange rate has at times been fixed, at other times almost perfectly flexible, and at other times again more or less managed. Meanwhile the real economy has experienced large variations in growth, together with what most observers have seen as a sharp rise and then a gradual decline in the NAIRU; inflation has varied between 25% and 2%. This is a book about the making of monetary policy in the UK, about how and why the monetary regimes changed over the period, and how and why the monetary authorities took the decisions they did about monetary growth, interest rates and the exchange rate. It includes separate chapters on monetary targeting, on policy in the second half of the 1980s, on the UK's brief membership of the ERM, on inflation targeting between 1993 and 1997, and on inflation targeting with instrument independence since 1997. It also contains a detailed analysis of the factors that influenced interest rate decisions and monetary policy with particular reference to the exchange rate, and an investigation of the nature and reasons for interest rate smoothing in the UK. "David Cobham has written an excellent history of British monetary policy over the final quarter of the 20th Century. His judgement of the political and economic context is sound and sensible. It is well written with clear and helpful tables and charts. Besides the careful historical reporting, Cobham adds some valuable extra research of his own, notably on the interaction between monetary policy and the exchange rate (Chapter 9) and on the reasons for interest rate 'smoothing' (Chapter 10)." Charles Goodhart, Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics "...an essential guide covering everything the reader could ever want to know about the UK's turbulent monetary history over the last quarter century" Charles Bean, Chief Economist, Bank of England

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

A Physicist's Approach Second Edition

Author: Jan W Dash

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814571253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

View: 3280


Written by a physicist with extensive experience as a risk/finance quant, this book treats a wide variety of topics. Presenting the theory and practice of quantitative finance and risk, it delves into the "how to" and "what it's like" aspects not covered in textbooks or papers. A "Technical Index" indicates the mathematical level for each chapter. This second edition includes some new, expanded, and wide-ranging considerations for risk management: Climate Change and its long-term systemic risk; Markets in Crisis and the Reggeon Field Theory; "Smart Monte Carlo" and American Monte Carlo; Trend Risk — time scales and risk, the Macro–Micro model, singular spectrum analysis; credit risk: counterparty risk and issuer risk; stressed correlations — new techniques; and Psychology and option models. Solid risk management topics from the first edition and valid today are included: standard/advanced theory and practice in fixed income, equities, and FX; quantitative finance and risk management — traditional/exotic derivatives, fat tails, advanced stressed VAR, model risk, numerical techniques, deals/portfolios, systems, data, economic capital, and a function toolkit; risk lab — the nuts and bolts of risk management from the desk to the enterprise; case studies of deals; Feynman path integrals, Green functions, and options; and "Life as a Quant" — communication issues, sociology, stories, and advice.

Finance, Economics, and Mathematics

Author: Oldrich A. Vasicek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119186218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 5509


The compiled works of the man behind the evolution of quantitative finance Finance, Economics, and Mathematics is the complete Vasicek reference work, including published and unpublished work and interviews with the man himself. The name Oldrich A. Vasicek is synonymous with cutting-edge research in the finance fields, and this book comes straight from the source to bring you the undiluted mother lode of quant wisdom from one of the founders of the field. From his early work in yield curve dynamics, to the mean-reverting short-rate model, to his thoughts on derivatives pricing, to his work on credit risk, to his most recent research on the economics of interest rates, this book represents the life's work of an industry leader. Going beyond the papers, you'll also find the more personal side inspirational as Vasicek talks about the academics and professionals who made lasting impressions and collaborated, debated, and ultimately helped spawn some of his greatest thinking. Oldrich Vasicek has won virtually every important award and prize for his groundbreaking research in quantitative finance. You've followed his work for years; this book puts it all in a single volume to give you the definitive reference you'll turn to again and again. Explore Vasicek's insights on topics he helped create Discover his research and ideas that have gone unpublished—until now Understand yield curves and the Vasicek model from the source himself Gain a reference collection of some of the most influential work in quantitative finance Vasicek's research is the foundation of one of the most important innovations in finance. Quants around the world have been influenced by his ideas, and his status as thought leader is cemented in the annals of finance history. Finance, Economics, and Mathematics is the definitive Vasicek reference every finance professional needs.

Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

Author: Cheng-Few Lee,John Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387771175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1716

View: 6265


Quantitative finance is a combination of economics, accounting, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, stochastic process, and computer science and technology. Increasingly, the tools of financial analysis are being applied to assess, monitor, and mitigate risk, especially in the context of globalization, market volatility, and economic crisis. This two-volume handbook, comprised of over 100 chapters, is the most comprehensive resource in the field to date, integrating the most current theory, methodology, policy, and practical applications. Showcasing contributions from an international array of experts, the Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management is unparalleled in the breadth and depth of its coverage. Volume 1 presents an overview of quantitative finance and risk management research, covering the essential theories, policies, and empirical methodologies used in the field. Chapters provide in-depth discussion of portfolio theory and investment analysis. Volume 2 covers options and option pricing theory and risk management. Volume 3 presents a wide variety of models and analytical tools. Throughout, the handbook offers illustrative case examples, worked equations, and extensive references; additional features include chapter abstracts, keywords, and author and subject indices. From "arbitrage" to "yield spreads," the Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management will serve as an essential resource for academics, educators, students, policymakers, and practitioners.

An Outline of Financial Economics

Author: Satya R. Chakravarty

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 6095


“An Outline of Financial Economics” presents a systematic treatment of the theory and methodology of finance and economics. The book follows an analytical and geometric methodology, explaining technical terms and mathematical operations in clear, non-technical language, and providing intuitive explanations of the mathematical results. The text begins with a discussion of financial instruments, which form the basis of finance theory, and goes on to analyze bonds – which are regarded as fixed income securities – in a simple framework, and to discuss the valuation of stocks and cash flows in detail. Highly relevant topics such as attitudes toward risk, uncertainty, the financial structure of a firm, stochastic dominance, portfolio management, option pricing and conditions for non-arbitrage are analyzed explicitly. Because of its wide coverage and analytical, articulate and authoritative presentation, “An Outline of Financial Economics” will be an indispensable book for finance researchers and undergraduate and graduate students in fields such as economics, finance, econometrics, statistics and mathematics.

Financial Engineering

Derivatives and Risk Management

Author: Keith Cuthbertson,Dirk Nitzsche

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471495840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 7182


This text provides a thorough treatment of futures, 'plain vanilla' options and swaps as well as the use of exotic derivatives and interest rate options for speculation and hedging. Pricing of options using numerical methods such as lattices (BOPM), Mone Carlo simulation and finite difference methods, in additon to solutions using continuous time mathematics, are also covered. Real options theory and its use in investment appraisal and in valuing internet and biotechnology companies provide cutting edge practical applications. Practical risk management issues are examined in depth. Alternative models for calculating Value at Risk (market risk) and credit risk provide the throretical basis for a practical and timely overview of these areas of regulatory policy. This book is designed for courses in derivatives and risk management taken by specialist MBA, MSc Finance students or final year undergraduates, either as a stand-alone text or as a follow-on to Investments: Spot and Derivatives Markets by the same authors. The authors adopt a real-world emphasis throughout, and include features such as: * topic boxes, worked examples and learning objectives * Financial Times and Wall Street Journal newspaper extracts and analysis of real world cases * supporting web site including Lecturer's Resource Pack and Student Centre with interactive Excel and GAUSS software

Quantitative Finance

Its Development, Mathematical Foundations, and Current Scope

Author: T. Wake Epps

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470455272

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 6175


A rigorous, yet accessible, introduction to essential topics in mathematical finance Presented as a course on the topic, Quantitative Finance traces the evolution of financial theory and provides an overview of core topics associated with financial investments. With its thorough explanations and use of real-world examples, this book carefully outlines instructions and techniques for working with essential topics found within quantitative finance including portfolio theory, pricing of derivatives, decision theory, and the empirical behavior of prices. The author begins with introductory chapters on mathematical analysis and probability theory, which provide the needed tools for modeling portfolio choice and pricing in discrete time. Next, a review of the basic arithmetic of compounding as well as the relationships that exist among bond prices and spot and forward interest rates is presented.? Additional topics covered include: Dividend discount models Markowitz mean-variance theory The Capital Asset Pricing Model Static?portfolio theory based on the expected-utility paradigm Familiar probability models for marginal distributions of returns and the dynamic behavior of security prices The final chapters of the book delve into the paradigms of pricing and present the application of martingale pricing in advanced models of price dynamics. Also included is a step-by-step discussion on the use of Fourier methods to solve for arbitrage-free prices when underlying price dynamics are modeled in realistic, but complex ways. Throughout the book, the author presents insight on current approaches along with comments on the unique difficulties that exist in the study of financial markets. These reflections illustrate the evolving nature of the financial field and help readers develop analytical techniques and tools to apply in their everyday work. Exercises at the end of most chapters progress in difficulty, and selected worked-out solutions are available in the appendix. In addition, numerous empirical projects utilize MATLAB® and Minitab® to demonstrate the mathematical tools of finance for modeling the behavior of prices and markets. Data sets that accompany these projects can be found via the book's FTP site. Quantitative Finance is an excellent book for courses in quantitative finance or financial engineering at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable resource for practitioners in related fields including engineering, finance, and economics.

QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource, 4th edition

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184930064X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2208

View: 2112


QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource (4th edition) offers both practical and thought-provoking articles for the finance practitioner, written by leading experts from the markets and academia. The coverage is expansive and in-depth, with key themes which include balance sheets and cash flow, regulation, investment, governance, reputation management, and Islamic finance encompassed in over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles. This edition will also comprise key perspectives on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors -- essential for understanding the long-term sustainability of a company, whether you are an investor or a corporate strategist. Also included: Checklists: more than 250 practical guides and solutions to daily financial challenges; Finance Information Sources: 200+ pages spanning 65 finance areas; International Financial Information: up-to-date country and industry data; Management Library: over 130 summaries of the most popular finance titles; Finance Thinkers: 50 biographies covering their work and life; Quotations and Dictionary.

The Economics of Financial Markets

Author: Roy E. Bailey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521848275

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 3005


The Economics of Financial Markets presents a concise overview of capital markets, suitable for advanced undergraduates and for beginning graduate students in financial economics. Following a brief overview of financial markets - their microstructure and the randomness of stock market prices - this textbook explores how the economics of uncertainty can be applied to financial decision-making. The mean-variance model of portfolio selection is discussed, with analysis extended to the capital asset pricing model (CAPM). Arbitrage plays a pivotal role in finance and is studied in a variety of contexts, including the APT model of asset prices. Methods for the empirical evaluation of CAPM and APT are also discussed, together with the volatility of asset prices, the intertemporal CAPM and the equity premium puzzle. An analysis of bond contracts leads into an assessment of theories of the term structure of interest rates. Finally, financial derivatives are explored, focusing on futures and options contracts.

Financial Economics

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi,Edwin H. Neave,Guofu Zhou

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118213459

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 652

View: 350


Financial Economics, by Frank Fabozzi, Ted Neave, and Gaofu Zhou, presents an introduction to basic financial ideas through a strong grounding in microeconomic theory. This calculus based text explores the theoretical framework for analyzing the decisions by individuals and managers of firms, an area which is coming to both financial economics and microeconomics. It also explores the interplay of these decisions on the prices of financial assets. The authors provide rigorous coverage aimed at assisting the undergraduate and masters-level students to better understand the principles and practical application of financial economic theory. In addition, the book serves as a supplemental reference for doctoral students in economics and finance, as well as for practitioners who are interested in knowing more about the theory and intuition behind many coming practices in finance. In short, the book focuses on economic principles and on putting these principles to work in the various fields of finance - financial management, investment management, risk management, and asset and derivatives pricing.