Author: Wendy L. Pirie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119381761
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The complete guide to derivatives, from the experts at the CFA 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.


Author: Fred D. Arditti
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 0875845606
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

Clears up misconceptions about the derivatives market, describes its four major classes of instruments, and discusses the investment potential of derivatives


Author: S. S. S. KUMAR
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120330749
Release Date: 2007-01-21
Genre: Business & Economics

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.


Author: S.L. GUPTA
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120353480
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Currency Derivatives

Author: David F. DeRosa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471252670
Release Date: 1998-09-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Currency Derivatives is a compendium of the 20 best articles on currency derivatives, pricing theory, and hedging applications, and is simply a must-read for anyone dealing in the foreign exchange marketplace. Edited by David DeRosa, a leading foreign exchange trader and analyst, the book includes the best research from the top minds in the business


Author: David M. Weiss
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698151680
Release Date: 2014-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to understanding the complex derivatives market, by the acclaimed author of After the Trade is Made In today’s highly charged and rapidly changing financial climate, derivatives are dominating global headlines. It is essential for financial professionals to have a strong grasp of the products, practices, and regulatory agencies associated with the complex derivatives market in order to keep up. In this book, financial expert David Weiss introduces readers to the basic concept of a derivative and offers a thorough examination of the many derivative products. Breaking down a complex market into its basic parts, he systematically explains the structure, usage, and value aspect of all the products constituting the derivatives universe, including: Credit Default Swaps (CDS) Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) Exchange-Traded Funds Currency Rates Swaps Options Futures Forwards For each of these types of derivatives, Weiss introduces the players in the market, outlines the mechanics of trading, and explains the role of regulation and oversight in the process. Written for portfolio managers, brokers, financial planners, and institutional investors, this book is an indispensable tool for today’s investor and will leave readers better equipped to understand one of finance’s most complex arenas.


Author: Somanathan
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0074633872
Release Date: 1998-05-01
Genre: Derivative securities

Written by a World Bank economist who has made an insightful study of derivatives, the book would be a valuable reference on the subject. It covers: A comprehensive theoretical and empirical treatment of the nature, functions, benefits and problems of forward and futures markets, with specific reference to India An analysis of carry forward trading (modified badla) in the Indian stock market An introduction to options, swaps, and other derivatives to provide a working knowledge of their nature and uses An analysis of market structure and the regulatory framework for derivatives An overview of accounting and tax treatment of derivatives Management of derivative risks Future evolution of derivatives in India and abroad Glossary of specialised terms.

An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives

Author: Salih N. Neftci
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080478647
Release Date: 2000-06-22
Genre: Business & Economics

An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives, Second Edition, introduces the mathematics underlying the pricing of derivatives. The increased interest in dynamic pricing models stems from their applicability to practical situations: with the freeing of exchange, interest rates, and capital controls, the market for derivative products has matured and pricing models have become more accurate. This updated edition has six new chapters and chapter-concluding exercises, plus one thoroughly expanded chapter. The text answers the need for a resource targeting professionals, Ph.D. students, and advanced MBA students who are specifically interested in financial derivatives. This edition is also designed to become the main text in first year masters and Ph.D. programs for certain courses, and will continue to be an important manual for market professionals and professionals with mathematical, technical, or physics backgrounds.

The Mathematics of Financial Derivatives

Author: Paul Wilmott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521497892
Release Date: 1995-09-29
Genre: Business & Economics

The authors describe the modelling of financial derivative products from an applied mathematician's viewpoint.

Derivatives Handbook

Author: Robert J. Schwartz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471157651
Release Date: 1997-05-23
Genre: Business & Economics

While derivatives continue to play an increasingly vital role in driving today's global financial markets, they also continue to be one of the most complicated and often misunderstood financial instruments in the marketplace. In Derivatives Handbook: Risk Management and Control, two of the field's leading experts bring together the best, current cutting-edge thinking on derivatives to provide a comprehensive and accessible resource on risk management. Derivatives Handbook presents a cogent, clear-eyed, and fresh perspective with an all-star roster of leading practitioners, academics, attorneys, accountants, consultants, and professionals who share their invaluable insights. These seasoned players provide incisive discussions on a wide range of topics, including Risk and Regulation in Derivatives Markets, Credit Derivatives, and Minimizing Operations Risk. Plus, there are comprehensive sections dedicated to case law and legal risk, risk measurement, risk oversight, regulation, and transparency and disclosure. For further guidance, Derivatives Handbook provides a concise survey of literature on some of the most significant scholarship in recent years. This book contains a wealth of probing, informative articles for not only finance professionals, but also for senior managers, corporate boards, lawyers, students, and anyone with an interest in the financial markets. Derivatives-the latest thinking, the top minds in the field, the newest applications Derivatives Handbook: Risk Management and Control brings together the latest and best thinking on derivatives and risk management from some of the world's leading practitioners, academics, attorneys, accountants, consultants, and professionals all in one acclaimed book. Robert Schwartz and Clifford Smith have created a solid resource for derivatives use. Sections include: * Risk and Regulation in Derivatives Markets * Credit Derivatives Report Card on VAR * Hedge Accounting * Minimizing Operations Risk The Board of Directors' Role * Firm-wide Risk Management An entire section of derivative case studies * Plus, a complete review of case law affecting swaps and related derivative instruments "Derivatives Handbook: Risk Management and Control covers a wide range of subjects related to risk management-including legal risks, accounting issues, the current global regulatory debate and an explanation of how to manage and measure risk. The editors have formed a truly impressive group of contributors. This book strikes a good balance throughout to focus on the significant issues in the industry and provide a broad perspective on risk management."- Gay H. Evans, Senior Managing Director, Bankers Trust International, PLC and Chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Derivatives Handbook: Risk Management and Control provides the most reliable, current information and authoritative guidance for anyone with an interest in the derivatives markets. The Contributors Brandon Becker, Tanya Styblo Beder, Harold Bierman, Jr., Wendy H. Brewer, Michael S. Canter, Andrew J. C. Clark, Christopher L. Culp, Daniel P. Cunningham, Franklin R. Edwards, Gerald D. Gay, Anthony C. Gooch, Wendy Lee Gramm, Alan Greenspan, Margaret E. Grottenthaler, Douglas E. Harris, Ludger Hentschel, Jamie Hutchinson, Frank Iacono, James V. Jordan, Linda B. Klein, Anatoli Kuprianov, James C. Lam, Robert J. Mackay, Robert M. Mark, Francois-Ihor Mazur, Joanne T. Medero, Antonio S. Mello, Merton H. Miller, John E. Parsons, Jeffrey L. Seltzer, Charles W. Smithson, and Thomas J. Werlen.

Derivatives Markets and Analysis

Author: R. Stafford Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118202692
Release Date: 2017-08-28
Genre: Business & Economics

A practical, informative guide to derivatives in the real world Derivatives is an exposition on investments, guiding you from the basic concepts, strategies, and fundamentals to a more detailed understanding of the advanced strategies and models. As part of Bloomberg Financial's three part series on securities, Derivatives focuses on derivative securities and the functionality of the Bloomberg system with regards to derivatives. You'll develop a tighter grasp of the more subtle complexities involved in the evaluation, selection, and management of derivatives, and gain the practical skillset necessary to apply your knowledge to real-world investment situations using the tools and techniques that dominate the industry. Instructions for using the widespread Bloomberg system are interwoven throughout, allowing you to directly apply the techniques and processes discussed using your own data. You'll learn the many analytical functions used to evaluate derivatives, and how these functions are applied within the context of each investment topic covered. All Bloomberg information appears in specified boxes embedded throughout the text, making it easy for you to find it quickly when you need or, or easily skip it in favor of the theory-based text. Managing securities in today's dynamic and innovative investment environment requires a strong understanding of how the increasing variety of securities, markets, strategies, and methodologies are used. This book gives you a more thorough understanding, and a practical skillset that investment managers need. Understand derivatives strategies and models from basic to advanced Apply Bloomberg information and analytical functions Learn how investment decisions are made in the real world Grasp the complexities of securities evaluation, selection, and management The financial and academic developments of the past twenty years have highlighted the challenge in acquiring a comprehensive understanding of investments and financial markets. Derivatives provides the detailed explanations you've been seeking, and the hands-on training the real world demands.

Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management

Author: Don M. Chance
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305688087
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Coupling real business examples with minimal technical mathematics, market-leading INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT, 10e blends institutional material, theory, and practical applications to give students a solid understanding of how derivatives are used to manage the risks of financial decisions. The book delivers detailed coverage of options, futures, forwards, swaps, and risk management as well as a balanced introduction to pricing, trading, and strategy. New Taking Risk in Life features illustrate the application of risk management in real-world financial decisions. In addition, the financial information throughout the Tenth Edition reflects the most recent changes in the derivatives market--one of the most volatile sectors in the financial world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Financial Derivatives and the Globalization of Risk

Author: Edward LiPuma
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822386124
Release Date: 2004-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The market for financial derivatives is far and away the largest and most powerful market in the world, and it is growing exponentially. In 1970 the yearly valuation of financial derivatives was only a few million dollars. By 1980 the sum had swollen to nearly one hundred million dollars. By 1990 it had climbed to almost one hundred billion dollars, and in 2000 it approached one hundred trillion. Created and sustained by a small number of European and American banks, corporations, and hedge funds, the derivatives market has an enormous impact on the economies of nations—particularly poorer nations—because it controls the price of money. Derivatives bought and sold by means of computer keystrokes in London and New York affect the price of food, clothing, and housing in Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, and Buenos Aires. Arguing that social theorists concerned with globalization must familiarize themselves with the mechanisms of a world economy based on the rapid circulation of capital, Edward LiPuma and Benjamin Lee offer a concise introduction to financial derivatives. LiPuma and Lee explain how derivatives are essentially wagers—often on the fluctuations of national currencies—based on models that aggregate and price risk. They describe how these financial instruments are changing the face of capitalism, undermining the power of nations and perpetrating a new and less visible form of domination on postcolonial societies. As they ask: How does one know about, let alone demonstrate against, an unlisted, virtual, offshore corporation that operates in an unregulated electronic space using a secret proprietary trading strategy to buy and sell arcane financial instruments? LiPuma and Lee provide a necessary look at the obscure but consequential role of financial derivatives in the global economy.