Designed as a text for postgraduate students of management, commerce, and financial studies, this compact text clearly explains the subject without the mathematical complexities one comes across in many textbooks. The book deals with derivatives and their pricing, keeping the Indian regulatory and trading environment as the backdrop. What’s more, each product is explained in detail with illustrative examples so as to make it easier for comprehension. The book first introduces the readers to the derivatives market and the quantitative foundations. Then it goes on to give a detailed description of the Forward Agreements, Interest Rate Futures, and Stock Index Futures and Swaps. The text also focuses on Options—Option Pricing, Option Hedging and Option Trading Strategies. It concludes with a discussion on OTC derivatives. KEY FEATURES : The application of each derivative product is illustrated with the help of solved examples. Practice problems are given at the end of each chapter. A detailed glossary, important formulae and major website addresses are included in the book. This book would also be of immense benefit to students pursuing courses in CA, ICWA and CFA.
Financial Derivatives—Text and Cases has been written primarily for the students of MBA, MCom, MFC, MIB and so on, who wish to study the subject as a part of their specialization in the area of finance. It will also be useful to finance professionals. It is written in a very simple language and presented in a neat style, covering the entire spectrum ranging from basics to advanced aspects of financial derivatives. The focus is on recent developments in the area.The book sets the direction of every chapter by laying down course outcomes at the beginning of each chapter. Judicially supplementing and substantiating the main text are figures and charts, tables, numerical illustrations, different types of questions such as fill in the blanks, true/false, short answer questions and essay type questions. Every chapter ends with a brief summary of the entire text of the chapter which helps the reader to grasp its important aspects.
Understand derivatives in a nonmathematical way Financial Derivatives, Third Edition gives readers a broad working knowledge of derivatives. For individuals who want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down in the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation Financial Derivatives, Third Edition is the perfect read. This comprehensive resource provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting.
This highly acclaimed text, designed for postgraduate students of management, commerce, and financial studies, has been enlarged and updated in its second edition by introducing new chapters and topics with its focus on conceptual understanding based on practical examples. Each derivative product is illustrated with the help of diagrams, charts, tables and solved problems. Sufficient exercises and review questions help students to practice and test their knowledge. Since this comprehensive text includes latest developments in the field, the students pursuing CA, ICWA and CFA will also find this book of immense value, besides management and commerce students. THE NEW EDITION INCLUDES • Four new chapters on ‘Forward Rate Agreements’, ‘Pricing and Hedging of Swaps’, ‘Real Options’, and ‘Commodity Derivatives Market’ • Substantially revised chapters—‘Risk Management in Derivatives’, ‘Foreign Currency Forwards’, and ‘Credit Derivatives’ • Trading mechanism of Short-term interest rate futures and Long-term interest rate futures • Trading of foreign currency futures in India with RBI Guidelines • Currency Option Contracts in India • More solved examples and practice problems • Separate sections on ‘Swaps’ and ‘Other Financial Instruments’ • Extended Glossary
The term Financial Derivative is a very broad term which has come to mean any financial transaction whose value depends on the underlying value of the asset concerned. Sophisticated statistical modelling of derivatives enables practitioners in the banking industry to reduce financial risk and ultimately increase profits made from these transactions. The book originally published in March 2000 to widespread acclaim. This revised edition has been updated with minor corrections and new references, and now includes a chapter of exercises and solutions, enabling use as a course text. Comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of financial derivatives. Discusses and elaborates on the theory of interest rate derivatives, an area of increasing interest. Divided into two self-contained parts ? the first concentrating on the theory of stochastic calculus, and the second describes in detail the pricing of a number of different derivatives in practice. Written by well respected academics with experience in the banking industry. A valuable text for practitioners in research departments of all banking and finance sectors. Academic researchers and graduate students working in mathematical finance.
This book puts forward a holistic approach to post-crisis derivatives regulation, providing insight into how new regulation has dealt with the risk that OTC derivatives pose to financial stability. It discusses the implications that post crisis regulation has had on central counterparties and the risk associated with clearing of OTC derivatives. The author offers a novel solution to tackle the potential negative externalities from the failure of a central counterparty and identifies potential new risks arising from post crisis reforms.
A step-by-step approach to the mathematical financial theory and quantitative methods needed to implement and apply state-of-the-art valuation techniques Written as an accessible and appealing introduction to financial derivatives, Elementary Financial Derivatives: A Guide to Trading and Valuation with Applications provides the necessary techniques for teaching and learning complex valuation techniques. Filling the current gap in financial engineering literature, the book emphasizes an easy-to-understand approach to the methods and applications of complex concepts without focusing on the underlying statistical and mathematical theories. Organized into three comprehensive sections, the book discusses the essential topics of the derivatives market with sections on options, swaps, and financial engineering concepts applied primarily, but not exclusively, to the futures market. Providing a better understanding of how to assess risk exposure, the book also includes: A wide range of real-world applications and examples detailing the theoretical concepts discussed throughout Numerous homework problems, highlighted equations, and Microsoft® Office Excel® modules for valuation Pedagogical elements such as solved case studies, select answers to problems, and key terms and concepts to aid comprehension of the presented material A companion website that contains an Instructor’s Solutions Manual, sample lecture PowerPoint® slides, and related Excel files and data sets Elementary Financial Derivatives: A Guide to Trading and Valuation with Applications is an excellent introductory textbook for upper-undergraduate courses in financial derivatives, quantitative finance, mathematical finance, and financial engineering. The book is also a valuable resource for practitioners in quantitative finance, industry professionals who lack technical knowledge of pricing options, and readers preparing for the CFA exam. Jana Sacks, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. A member of The American Finance Association, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the International Atlantic Economic Society, Dr. Sack’s research interests include risk management, credit derivatives, pricing, hedging, and structured finance.
This book is a collection of original papers by Robert Jarrow that contributed to significant advances in financial economics. Divided into three parts, Part I concerns option pricing theory and its foundations. The papers here deal with the famous Black-Scholes-Merton model, characterizations of the American put option, and the first applications of arbitrage pricing theory to market manipulation and liquidity risk.Part II relates to pricing derivatives under stochastic interest rates. Included is the paper introducing the famous HeathOCoJarrowOCoMorton (HJM) model, together with papers on topics like the characterization of the difference between forward and futures prices, the forward price martingale measure, and applications of the HJM model to foreign currencies and commodities.Part III deals with the pricing of financial derivatives considering both stochastic interest rates and the likelihood of default. Papers cover the reduced form credit risk model, in particular the original Jarrow and Turnbull model, the Markov model for credit rating transitions, counterparty risk, and diversifiable default risk.