pricing and hedging of defaultable models



Peter Carr Advanced Equity Derivatives. Volatility and Correlation Peter Carr Advanced Equity Derivatives. Volatility and Correlation Новинка

Peter Carr Advanced Equity Derivatives. Volatility and Correlation

10755.4 руб.
In Advanced Equity Derivatives: Volatility and Correlation, Sébastien Bossu reviews and explains the advanced concepts used for pricing and hedging equity exotic derivatives. Designed for financial modelers, option traders and sophisticated investors, the content covers the most important theoretical and practical extensions of the Black-Scholes model. Each chapter includes numerous illustrations and a short selection of problems, covering key topics such as implied volatility surface models, pricing with implied distributions, local volatility models, volatility derivatives, correlation measures, correlation trading, local correlation models and stochastic correlation. The author has a dual professional and academic background, making Advanced Equity Derivatives: Volatility and Correlation the perfect reference for quantitative researchers and mathematically savvy finance professionals looking to acquire an in-depth understanding of equity exotic derivatives pricing and hedging.
Srdjan Stojanovic Neutral and Indifference Portfolio Pricing, Hedging and Investing. With applications in Equity and FX Srdjan Stojanovic Neutral and Indifference Portfolio Pricing, Hedging and Investing. With applications in Equity and FX Новинка

Srdjan Stojanovic Neutral and Indifference Portfolio Pricing, Hedging and Investing. With applications in Equity and FX

7789 руб.
Книга "Neutral and Indifference Portfolio Pricing, Hedging and Investing. With applications in Equity and FX".
Leonardo Marroni Pricing and Hedging Financial Derivatives. A Guide for Practitioners Leonardo Marroni Pricing and Hedging Financial Derivatives. A Guide for Practitioners Новинка

Leonardo Marroni Pricing and Hedging Financial Derivatives. A Guide for Practitioners

6797.8 руб.
The only guide focusing entirely on practical approaches to pricing and hedging derivatives 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
Moorad Choudhry Fixed Income Markets. Management, Trading and Hedging Moorad Choudhry Fixed Income Markets. Management, Trading and Hedging Новинка

Moorad Choudhry Fixed Income Markets. Management, Trading and Hedging

7919.77 руб.
A comprehensive, in-depth look at global debt capital markets in the post-crisis world Fully updated with comprehensive coverage of the post-crisis debt markets and their impact on key industry issues, Fixed Income Markets: Management, Trading, and Hedging, Second Edition offers insights into derivative pricing, cross-currency hedging, and new liquidity legislation. Written by Choudhry, Moskovic, and Wong, Fixed Income Markets is an indispensable read for anyone working in bond markets, interest-rate markets, and credit derivatives markets looking to better understand today's debt markets. This acclaimed book takes a unique look into the leading practices in bond markets as well as post-credit-crunch impacts on pricing that are rarely captured in textbooks. The new edition provides expanded coverage on a wide range of topics within hedging, derivatives, bonds, rebalancing, and global debt capital markets. New topics include: Dynamic hedging practices and cross-currency hedging Collateralized and uncollateralized derivatives, and their impact on valuation Callable bonds, pricing, trading, and regulatory aspects related to liquidity Rebalancing as a method for capturing contingencies and other complex imbedded risks As a bonus, the book includes reference information for statistical concepts and fixed income pricing, as well as a full glossary and index. Written in Choudhry's usual accessible style, Fixed Income Markets is a comprehensive and in-depth account of the global debt capital markets in today's post-crisis world.
Peter Leoni The Greeks and Hedging Explained Peter Leoni The Greeks and Hedging Explained Новинка

Peter Leoni The Greeks and Hedging Explained

4602 руб.
Most books on financial derivatives focus on either the investment side of the business or on the mathematical models to price them. However, there is a gap between how quantitative researchers, analysts, structurers, risk managers and traders look and communicate on derivatives problems. In particular there often is a strong emphasis on pricing rather than hedging or risk management. This book fills a gap for a technical but not impenetrable guide to hedging options, and the 'Greek' (Theta, Vega, Rho, and Lambda) parameters that represent the sensitivity of derivatives prices. Taking the viewpoint of the front office practitioner, the book introduces the various option hedging strategies and the mathematics behind them in a concise but thorough manner. The book begins at an elementary level, with an introduction to the Black-Scholes formula (upon which most quantitative finance is built) from a practitioner perspective. The Greeks and Hedging Explained then develops the many themes that are omitted from many textbooks but which actually make up most of what happens in practice - including the effect of day conventions, interest rates and sticky deltas. The book features numerous illustrations, worked examples and, where appropriate, highlights market conventions over academic assumption.The Greeks and Hedging Explained is a welcome addition to the Financial Engineering Explained series and will serve as a foundation text for some of the more complex titles in the ser...
Antonio Castagna FX Options and Smile Risk Antonio Castagna FX Options and Smile Risk Новинка

Antonio Castagna FX Options and Smile Risk

10295.7 руб.
The FX options market represents one of the most liquid and strongly competitive markets in the world, and features many technical subtleties that can seriously harm the uninformed and unaware trader. This book is a unique guide to running an FX options book from the market maker perspective. Striking a balance between mathematical rigour and market practice and written by experienced practitioner Antonio Castagna, the book shows readers how to correctly build an entire volatility surface from the market prices of the main structures. Starting with the basic conventions related to the main FX deals and the basic traded structures of FX options, the book gradually introduces the main tools to cope with the FX volatility risk. It then goes on to review the main concepts of option pricing theory and their application within a Black-Scholes economy and a stochastic volatility environment. The book also introduces models that can be implemented to price and manage FX options before examining the effects of volatility on the profits and losses arising from the hedging activity. Coverage includes: how the Black-Scholes model is used in professional trading activity the most suitable stochastic volatility models sources of profit and loss from the Delta and volatility hedging activity fundamental concepts of smile hedging major market approaches and variations of the Vanna-Volga method volatility-related Greeks in the Black-Scholes model pricing of plain vanilla options, digital options, barrier options and the less well known exotic options tools for monitoring the main risks of an FX options’ book The book is accompanied by a CD Rom featuring models in VBA, demonstrating many of the approaches described in the book.
Stefano Iacus M. Option Pricing and Estimation of Financial Models with R Stefano Iacus M. Option Pricing and Estimation of Financial Models with R Новинка

Stefano Iacus M. Option Pricing and Estimation of Financial Models with R

9182.98 руб.
Presents inference and simulation of stochastic process in the field of model calibration for financial times series modelled by continuous time processes and numerical option pricing. Introduces the bases of probability theory and goes on to explain how to model financial times series with continuous models, how to calibrate them from discrete data and further covers option pricing with one or more underlying assets based on these models. Analysis and implementation of models goes beyond the standard Black and Scholes framework and includes Markov switching models, Lévy models and other models with jumps (e.g. the telegraph process); Topics other than option pricing include: volatility and covariation estimation, change point analysis, asymptotic expansion and classification of financial time series from a statistical viewpoint. The book features problems with solutions and examples. All the examples and R code are available as an additional R package, therefore all the examples can be reproduced.
Wetterau Daniel Financial Modelling. Theory, Implementation and Practice with MATLAB Source Wetterau Daniel Financial Modelling. Theory, Implementation and Practice with MATLAB Source Новинка

Wetterau Daniel Financial Modelling. Theory, Implementation and Practice with MATLAB Source

10691.69 руб.
Financial modelling Theory, Implementation and Practice with Matlab Source Jörg Kienitz and Daniel Wetterau Financial Modelling – Theory, Implementation and Practice with MATLAB Source is a unique combination of quantitative techniques, the application to financial problems and programming using Matlab. The book enables the reader to model, design and implement a wide range of financial models for derivatives pricing and asset allocation, providing practitioners with complete financial modelling workflow, from model choice, deriving prices and Greeks using (semi-) analytic and simulation techniques, and calibration even for exotic options. The book is split into three parts. The first part considers financial markets in general and looks at the complex models needed to handle observed structures, reviewing models based on diffusions including stochastic-local volatility models and (pure) jump processes. It shows the possible risk-neutral densities, implied volatility surfaces, option pricing and typical paths for a variety of models including SABR, Heston, Bates, Bates-Hull-White, Displaced-Heston, or stochastic volatility versions of Variance Gamma, respectively Normal Inverse Gaussian models and finally, multi-dimensional models. The stochastic-local-volatility Libor market model with time-dependent parameters is considered and as an application how to price and risk-manage CMS spread products is demonstrated. The second part of the book deals with numerical methods which enables the reader to use the models of the first part for pricing and risk management, covering methods based on direct integration and Fourier transforms, and detailing the implementation of the COS, CONV, Carr-Madan method or Fourier-Space-Time Stepping. This is applied to pricing of European, Bermudan and exotic options as well as the calculation of the Greeks. The Monte Carlo simulation technique is outlined and bridge sampling is discussed in a Gaussian setting and for Lévy processes. Computation of Greeks is covered using likelihood ratio methods and adjoint techniques. A chapter on state-of-the-art optimization algorithms rounds up the toolkit for applying advanced mathematical models to financial problems and the last chapter in this section of the book also serves as an introduction to model risk. The third part is devoted to the usage of Matlab, introducing the software package by describing the basic functions applied for financial engineering. The programming is approached from an object-oriented perspective with examples to propose a framework for calibration, hedging and the adjoint method for calculating Greeks in a Libor market model. Source code used for producing the results and analysing the models is provided on the author's dedicated website, http://www.mathworks.de/matlabcentral/fileexchange/authors/246981.
Peihan Xiong Evaluation of Various Numerical Methods of Option Pricing Peihan Xiong Evaluation of Various Numerical Methods of Option Pricing Новинка

Peihan Xiong Evaluation of Various Numerical Methods of Option Pricing

2294 руб.
Derivatives in financial market play an important and useful role in hedging and managing risk. Derivative securities, when used correctly, can help investors increase their expected returns and minimize their exposure to risk. Options offer leverage and insurance for risk-averse investors. For the risk-alike investors, they can be ways of speculation. However, the values of option depend on a number of different variables in addition to the underlying asset, which makes them hard to value. This book explored some commonly used pricing models and compared their accuracy for the valuation. In the last section, it introduced a new numerical scheme --- the Radial Basis Function Method (RBF), particularly Hardy’s multiquadric (MQ) as a spatial approximation for the numerical solution of the option value and its derivatives.
Xiong Peihan Evaluation of Various Numerical Methods of Option Pricing Xiong Peihan Evaluation of Various Numerical Methods of Option Pricing Новинка

Xiong Peihan Evaluation of Various Numerical Methods of Option Pricing

5214 руб.
Derivatives in financial market play an important and useful role in hedging and managing risk. Derivative securities, when used correctly, can help investors increase their expected returns and minimize their exposure to risk. Options offer leverage and insurance for risk-averse investors. For the risk-alike investors, they can be ways of speculation. However, the values of option depend on a number of different variables in addition to the underlying asset, which makes them hard to value. This book explored some commonly used pricing models and compared their accuracy for the valuation. In the last section, it introduced a new numerical scheme --- the Radial Basis Function Method (RBF), particularly Hardy's multiquadric (MQ) as a spatial approximation for the numerical solution of the option value and its derivatives.
Gregory Vainberg Option Pricing Models and Volatility Using Excel-VBA Gregory Vainberg Option Pricing Models and Volatility Using Excel-VBA Новинка

Gregory Vainberg Option Pricing Models and Volatility Using Excel-VBA

7589.78 руб.
This comprehensive guide offers traders, quants, and students the tools and techniques for using advanced models for pricing options. The accompanying website includes data files, such as options prices, stock prices, or index prices, as well as all of the codes needed to use the option and volatility models described in the book. Praise for Option Pricing Models & Volatility Using Excel-VBA «Excel is already a great pedagogical tool for teaching option valuation and risk management. But the VBA routines in this book elevate Excel to an industrial-strength financial engineering toolbox. I have no doubt that it will become hugely successful as a reference for option traders and risk managers.» —Peter Christoffersen, Associate Professor of Finance, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University «This book is filled with methodology and techniques on how to implement option pricing and volatility models in VBA. The book takes an in-depth look into how to implement the Heston and Heston and Nandi models and includes an entire chapter on parameter estimation, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Everyone interested in derivatives should have this book in their personal library.» —Espen Gaarder Haug, option trader, philosopher, and author of Derivatives Models on Models «I am impressed. This is an important book because it is the first book to cover the modern generation of option models, including stochastic volatility and GARCH.» —Steven L. Heston, Assistant Professor of Finance, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Massimo Morini Understanding and Managing Model Risk. A Practical Guide for Quants, Traders and Validators Massimo Morini Understanding and Managing Model Risk. A Practical Guide for Quants, Traders and Validators Новинка

Massimo Morini Understanding and Managing Model Risk. A Practical Guide for Quants, Traders and Validators

2215.41 руб.
A guide to the validation and risk management of quantitative models used for pricing and hedging Whereas the majority of quantitative finance books focus on mathematics and risk management books focus on regulatory aspects, this book addresses the elements missed by this literature–the risks of the models themselves. This book starts from regulatory issues, but translates them into practical suggestions to reduce the likelihood of model losses, basing model risk and validation on market experience and on a wide range of real-world examples, with a high level of detail and precise operative indications.
Euan Sinclair Volatility Trading Euan Sinclair Volatility Trading Новинка

Euan Sinclair Volatility Trading

4949.86 руб.
Popular guide to options pricing and position sizing for quant traders In this second edition of this bestselling book, Sinclair offers a quantitative model for measuring volatility in order to gain an edge in everyday option trading endeavors. With an accessible, straightforward approach, he guides traders through the basics of option pricing, volatility measurement, hedging, money management, and trade evaluation. This new edition includes new chapters on the dynamics of realized and implied volatilities, trading the variance premium and using options to trade special situations in equity markets. Filled with volatility models including brand new option trades for quant traders Options trader Euan Sinclair specializes in the design and implementation of quantitative trading strategies Volatility Trading, Second Edition + Website outlines strategies for defining a true edge in the market using options to trade volatility profitably.
Mario Cerrato The Mathematics of Derivatives Securities with Applications in MATLAB Mario Cerrato The Mathematics of Derivatives Securities with Applications in MATLAB Новинка

Mario Cerrato The Mathematics of Derivatives Securities with Applications in MATLAB

5939.83 руб.
Quantitative Finance is expanding rapidly. One of the aspects of the recent financial crisis is that, given the complexity of financial products, the demand for people with high numeracy skills is likely to grow and this means more recognition will be given to Quantitative Finance in existing and new course structures worldwide. Evidence has suggested that many holders of complex financial securities before the financial crisis did not have in-house experts or rely on a third-party in order to assess the risk exposure of their investments. Therefore, this experience shows the need for better understanding of risk associate with complex financial securities in the future. The Mathematics of Derivative Securities with Applications in MATLAB provides readers with an introduction to probability theory, stochastic calculus and stochastic processes, followed by discussion on the application of that knowledge to solve complex financial problems such as pricing and hedging exotic options, pricing American derivatives, pricing and hedging under stochastic volatility and an introduction to interest rates modelling. The book begins with an overview of MATLAB and the various components that will be used alongside it throughout the textbook. Following this, the first part of the book is an in depth introduction to Probability theory, Stochastic Processes and Ito Calculus and Ito Integral. This is essential to fully understand some of the mathematical concepts used in the following part of the book. The second part focuses on financial engineering and guides the reader through the fundamental theorem of asset pricing using the Black and Scholes Economy and Formula, Options Pricing through European and American style options, summaries of Exotic Options, Stochastic Volatility Models and Interest rate Modelling. Topics covered in this part are explained using MATLAB codes showing how the theoretical models are used practically. Authored from an academic’s perspective, the book discusses complex analytical issues and intricate financial instruments in a way that it is accessible to postgraduate students with or without a previous background in probability theory and finance. It is written to be the ideal primary reference book or a perfect companion to other related works. The book uses clear and detailed mathematical explanation accompanied by examples involving real case scenarios throughout and provides MATLAB codes for a variety of topics.
Peter Bossaerts The Paradox of Asset Pricing Peter Bossaerts The Paradox of Asset Pricing Новинка

Peter Bossaerts The Paradox of Asset Pricing

7127 руб.
Asset pricing theory abounds with elegant mathematical models. The logic is so compelling that the models are widely used in policy, from banking, investments, and corporate finance to government. To what extent, however, can these models predict what actually happens in financial markets? In The Paradox of Asset Pricing, a leading financial researcher argues forcefully that the empirical record is weak at best. Peter Bossaerts undertakes the most thorough, technically sound investigation in many years into the scientific character of the pricing of financial assets. He probes this conundrum by modeling a decidedly volatile phenomenon that, he says, the world of finance has forgotten in its enthusiasm for the efficient markets hypothesis--speculation. Bossaerts writes that the existing empirical evidence may be tainted by the assumptions needed to make sense of historical field data or by reanalysis of the same data. To address the first problem, he demonstrates that one central assumption--that markets are efficient processors of information, that risk is a knowable quantity, and so on--can be relaxed substantially while retaining core elements of the existing methodology. The new approach brings novel insights to old data. As for the second problem, he proposes that asset pricing theory be studied through experiments in which subjects trade purposely designed assets for real money. This book will be welcomed by finance scholars and all those math--and statistics-minded read...
Osseiran Adel Exotic Options and Hybrids. A Guide to Structuring, Pricing and Trading Osseiran Adel Exotic Options and Hybrids. A Guide to Structuring, Pricing and Trading Новинка

Osseiran Adel Exotic Options and Hybrids. A Guide to Structuring, Pricing and Trading

9028.54 руб.
The recent financial crisis brought to light many of the misunderstandings and misuses of exotic derivatives. With market participants on both the buy and sell-side having been found guilty of not understanding the products they were dealing with, never before has there been a greater need for clarification and explanation. Exotic Options and Hybrids is a practical guide to structuring, pricing and hedging complex exotic options and hybrid derivatives that will serve readers through the recent crisis, the road to recovery, the next bull market and beyond. Written by experienced practitioners, it focuses on the three main parts of a derivative’s life: the structuring of a product, its pricing and its hedging. Divided into four parts, the book covers a multitude of structures, encompassing many of the most up-to-date and promising products from exotic equity derivatives and structured notes to hybrid derivatives and dynamic strategies. Based on a realistic setting from the heart of the business, inside a derivatives operation, the practical and intuitive discussions of these aspects make these exotic concepts truly accessible. Adoptions of real trades are examined in detail, and all of the numerous examples are carefully selected so as to highlight interesting and significant aspects of the business. The introduction of payoff structures is accompanied by scenario analysis, diagrams and lifelike sample term sheets. Readers learn how to spot where the risks lie to pave the way for sound valuation and hedging of such products. There are also questions and accompanying discussions dispersed in the text, each exploited to illustrate one or more concepts from the context in which they are set. The applications, the strengths and the limitations of various models are highlighted, in relevance to the products and their risks, rather than the model implementations. Models are de-mystified in separately dedicated sections, but their implications are alluded to throughout the book in an intuitive and non-mathematical manner. By discussing exotic options and hybrids in a practical, non-mathematical and highly intuitive setting, this book will blast through the misunderstanding of exotic derivatives, enabling practitioners to fully understand and correctly structure, price and hedge theses products effectively, and stand strong as the only book in its class to make these “exotic” concepts truly accessible.
Frank Fabozzi J. Financial Models with Levy Processes and Volatility Clustering Frank Fabozzi J. Financial Models with Levy Processes and Volatility Clustering Новинка

Frank Fabozzi J. Financial Models with Levy Processes and Volatility Clustering

7259.79 руб.
An in-depth guide to understanding probability distributions and financial modeling for the purposes of investment management In Financial Models with Lévy Processes and Volatility Clustering, the expert author team provides a framework to model the behavior of stock returns in both a univariate and a multivariate setting, providing you with practical applications to option pricing and portfolio management. They also explain the reasons for working with non-normal distribution in financial modeling and the best methodologies for employing it. The book's framework includes the basics of probability distributions and explains the alpha-stable distribution and the tempered stable distribution. The authors also explore discrete time option pricing models, beginning with the classical normal model with volatility clustering to more recent models that consider both volatility clustering and heavy tails. Reviews the basics of probability distributions Analyzes a continuous time option pricing model (the so-called exponential Lévy model) Defines a discrete time model with volatility clustering and how to price options using Monte Carlo methods Studies two multivariate settings that are suitable to explain joint extreme events Financial Models with Lévy Processes and Volatility Clustering is a thorough guide to classical probability distribution methods and brand new methodologies for financial modeling.
Nick Calamos P. Convertible Arbitrage. Insights and Techniques for Successful Hedging Nick Calamos P. Convertible Arbitrage. Insights and Techniques for Successful Hedging Новинка

Nick Calamos P. Convertible Arbitrage. Insights and Techniques for Successful Hedging

5609.84 руб.
Minimize risk and maximize profits with convertible arbitrage Convertible arbitrage involves purchasing a portfolio of convertible securities-generally convertible bonds-and hedging a portion of the equity risk by selling short the underlying common stock. This increasingly popular strategy, which is especially useful during times of market volatility, allows individuals to increase their returns while decreasing their risks. Convertible Arbitrage offers a thorough explanation of this unique investment strategy. Filled with in-depth insights from an expert in the field, this comprehensive guide explores a wide range of convertible topics. Readers will be introduced to a variety of models for convertible analysis, «the Greeks,» as well as the full range of hedges, including titled and leveraged hedges, as well as swaps, nontraditional hedges, and option hedging. They will also gain a firm understanding of alternative convertible structures, the use of foreign convertibles in hedging, risk management at the portfolio level, and trading and hedging risks. Convertible Arbitrage eliminates any confusion by clearly differentiating convertible arbitrage strategy from other hedging techniques such as long-short equity, merger and acquisition arbitrage, and fixed-income arbitrage. Nick Calamos (Naperville, IL) oversees research and portfolio management for Calamos Asset Management, Inc. Since 1983 his experience has centered on convertible securities investment. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Southern Illinois University and an MS in finance from Northern Illinois University.
Matthias Lassak Pricing Metal Futures. The Two-Regime-Pricing Model revisited Matthias Lassak Pricing Metal Futures. The Two-Regime-Pricing Model revisited Новинка

Matthias Lassak Pricing Metal Futures. The Two-Regime-Pricing Model revisited

4639 руб.
The Two-Regime-Pricing (TRP) model developed by Bühler, Korn and Schöbel (2004) is an important bridge between two strands of the literature of commodity futures pricing. It incorporates both the notion of a "convenience yield" and the idea of pricing based on the underlying spot price process. This work uses the TRP model and applies the findings to the pricing of industrial metal futures. In detail, the purpose of this study is to price a variety of futures contracts written on the traded industrial metals Aluminium, Aluminium Alloy, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Tin and Zinc using the TRP model and to analyze ist strengths and weaknesses in doing so. Given the spot price specification, a bootstrap maximum likelihood estimation is performed to determine the model parameters. Given the estimation results, the out-of-sample performance of the TRP model is compared to two benchmark models in the literature. In addition, the behavior of the theoretical futures prices is matched to metal futures properties observed in the market. By outlining the statistical challenges in estimation and forecasting in much detail, this work is valuable for researchers and academics in the field of derivatives pricing.
Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing Новинка

Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing

14366.28 руб.
The petroleum sector is possibly the largest and most dominant economic sector in the globalized economy. However, for reasons explored in this book, although none of the existing economic development models fit this sector in the past and apply even less today, no satisfactory alternative has presented itself. This book highlights the important reasons why current models fail to predict energy pricing with reasonable accuracy, and ventures into environmental and other problems with oil and gas production and associated economic decisions mounting across both developed as well as developing economies.
Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing Новинка

Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing

14809.97 руб.
The petroleum sector is possibly the largest and most dominant economic sector in the globalized economy. However, for reasons explored in this book, although none of the existing economic development models fit this sector in the past and apply even less today, no satisfactory alternative has presented itself. This book highlights the important reasons why current models fail to predict energy pricing with reasonable accuracy, and ventures into environmental and other problems with oil and gas production and associated economic decisions mounting across both developed as well as developing economies.
Habibi Reza Applications of Stochastic Models in Finance Habibi Reza Applications of Stochastic Models in Finance Новинка

Habibi Reza Applications of Stochastic Models in Finance

8789 руб.
This note contains some applications of stochastic models in finance. For example, we survey Markov Decision Processes, Bayesian Networks, Adaptive Control, Black-Scholes Pricing methods. This note involves the change point analysis in some financial models, risk management, portfolio selection and credit scoring in financial institutions. Some papers are too short, however, we have studied an observation.
Ngai Chan Hang Simulation Techniques in Financial Risk Management Ngai Chan Hang Simulation Techniques in Financial Risk Management Новинка

Ngai Chan Hang Simulation Techniques in Financial Risk Management

8834.79 руб.
Praise for the First Edition “…a nice, self-contained introduction to simulation and computational techniques in finance…” – Mathematical Reviews Simulation Techniques in Financial Risk Management, Second Edition takes a unique approach to the field of simulations by focusing on techniques necessary in the fields of finance and risk management. Thoroughly updated, the new edition expands on several key topics in these areas and presents many of the recent innovations in simulations and risk management, such as advanced option pricing models beyond the Black–Scholes paradigm, interest rate models, MCMC methods including stochastic volatility models simulations, model assets and model-free properties, jump diffusion, and state space modeling. The Second Edition also features: Updates to primary software used throughout the book, Microsoft Office® Excel® VBA New topical coverage on multiple assets, model-free properties, and related models More than 300 exercises at the end of each chapter, with select answers in the appendix, to help readers apply new concepts and test their understanding Extensive use of examples to illustrate how to use simulation techniques in risk management Practical case studies, such as the pricing of exotic options; simulations of Greeks in hedging; and the use of Bayesian ideas to assess the impact of jumps, so readers can reproduce the results of the studies A related website with additional solutions to problems within the book as well as Excel VBA and S-Plus computer code for many of the examples within the book Simulation Techniques in Financial Risk Management, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for risk managers in the financial and actuarial industries as well as a useful reference for readers interested in learning how to better gauge risk and make more informed decisions. The book is also ideal for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in simulation and risk management.
Noureddine Krichene Islamic Capital Markets. Theory and Practice Noureddine Krichene Islamic Capital Markets. Theory and Practice Новинка

Noureddine Krichene Islamic Capital Markets. Theory and Practice

12473.64 руб.
A comprehensive look at the essentials of Islamic capital markets Bringing together theoretical and practical aspects of capital markets, Islamic Capital Markets offers readers a comprehensive insight into the institutions, instruments, and regulatory framework that comprise Islamic capital markets. Also exploring ideas about money, central banking, and economic growth theory and their role in Islamic capital markets, the book provides students and practitioners with essential information about the analytical tools of Islamic capital markets, serves as a guide to investing in Islamic assets, and examines risk management and the structure of Islamic financial products. Author and Islamic finance expert Noureddine Krichene examines the development of leading Islamic capital markets, including Malaysia, looking at sukuks and stocks in detail and emphasizing valuation, duration, convexity, immunization, yield curves, forward rates, swaps, and risks. Analyzing stock markets, stock valuation, price-earnings ratio, market efficiency hypothesis, and equity premiums, the book addresses uncertainty in capital markets, portfolio diversification theory, risk-return trade-off, pricing of assets, cost of capital, derivatives and their role in hedging and speculation, the principle of arbitrage and replication, Islamic structured products, the financing of large projects, and more. Emphasizes both theoretical and practical aspects of capital markets, covering analytical concepts such as the theory of arbitrage, pricing of assets, capital market pricing model, Arrow-Debreu state prices, risk-neutral pricing, derivatives markets, hedging and risk management, and structured products Provides students and practitioners of finance with must-have information about the analytical tools employed in Islamic capital markets Examines all the most recent developments in major Islamic capital markets, including Malaysia Discussing the advantages of Islamic capital markets and the prospects for their development, Islamic Capital Markets gives readers a fundamental grounding in the subject, with an emphasis on financial theory and real world practice.
Craig Zawada C. The Price Advantage Craig Zawada C. The Price Advantage Новинка

Craig Zawada C. The Price Advantage

5279.85 руб.
A comprehensive look at creating pricing strategies that work in both good economic times and bad Written by three preeminent pricing experts at McKinsey & Company, the Second Edition of The Price Advantage is a practical pricing guide for the executive or pricing practitioner who wants to identify, capture, and sustain substantial pricing gains in their business. Pricing is by far the most powerful profit lever that managers can influence. Yet few companies approach pricing in a way that fully capitalizes on its value. This Second Edition, a major revision and extension of the first book, shows you what it takes to achieve the price advantage in today's competitive and complex business environments. Based on in-depth, first-hand experience with thousands of companies, this book provides managers with a pragmatic guide through the maze of pricing issues. It reinforces why pricing excellence is more critical than ever today and then explains state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing and improving your own pricing strategy and execution. Explores the fundamental role of pricing infrastructure in achieving the price advantage Includes new topics such as software and information products pricing, lifecycle pricing, custom-configured products pricing, pricing of high-count product lines, pricing in distributed sales environments, «razor/razor blades» pricing, and tiered products and services pricing Revisits the full range of classic McKinsey pricing tools, including the pocket price waterfall and value maps Engaging and informative, the Second Edition of The Price Advantage will put this essential discipline in perspective.
Iain Clark J. Foreign Exchange Option Pricing. A Practitioner's Guide Iain Clark J. Foreign Exchange Option Pricing. A Practitioner's Guide Новинка

Iain Clark J. Foreign Exchange Option Pricing. A Practitioner's Guide

9899.72 руб.
This book covers foreign exchange options from the point of view of the finance practitioner. It contains everything a quant or trader working in a bank or hedge fund would need to know about the mathematics of foreign exchange—not just the theoretical mathematics covered in other books but also comprehensive coverage of implementation, pricing and calibration. With content developed with input from traders and with examples using real-world data, this book introduces many of the more commonly requested products from FX options trading desks, together with the models that capture the risk characteristics necessary to price these products accurately. Crucially, this book describes the numerical methods required for calibration of these models – an area often neglected in the literature, which is nevertheless of paramount importance in practice. Thorough treatment is given in one unified text to the following features: Correct market conventions for FX volatility surface construction Adjustment for settlement and delayed delivery of options Pricing of vanillas and barrier options under the volatility smile Barrier bending for limiting barrier discontinuity risk near expiry Industry strength partial differential equations in one and several spatial variables using finite differences on nonuniform grids Fourier transform methods for pricing European options using characteristic functions Stochastic and local volatility models, and a mixed stochastic/local volatility model Three-factor long-dated FX model Numerical calibration techniques for all the models in this work The augmented state variable approach for pricing strongly path-dependent options using either partial differential equations or Monte Carlo simulation Connecting mathematically rigorous theory with practice, this is the essential guide to foreign exchange options in the context of the real financial marketplace.
Andrea Germani C# for Financial Markets Andrea Germani C# for Financial Markets Новинка

Andrea Germani C# for Financial Markets

7682.43 руб.
A practice-oriented guide to using C# to design and program pricing and trading models In this step-by-step guide to software development for financial analysts, traders, developers and quants, the authors show both novice and experienced practitioners how to develop robust and accurate pricing models and employ them in real environments. Traders will learn how to design and implement applications for curve and surface modeling, fixed income products, hedging strategies, plain and exotic option modeling, interest rate options, structured bonds, unfunded structured products, and more. A unique mix of modern software technology and quantitative finance, this book is both timely and practical. The approach is thorough and comprehensive and the authors use a combination of C# language features, design patterns, mathematics and finance to produce efficient and maintainable software. Designed for quant developers, traders and MSc/MFE students, each chapter has numerous exercises and the book is accompanied by a dedicated companion website, http://www.datasimfinancial.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=196&sid=f30022095850dee48c7db5ff62192b34, providing all source code, alongside audio, support and discussion forums for readers to comment on the code and obtain new versions of the software.
Damiano Brigo Counterparty Credit Risk, Collateral and Funding. With Pricing Cases For All Asset Classes Damiano Brigo Counterparty Credit Risk, Collateral and Funding. With Pricing Cases For All Asset Classes Новинка

Damiano Brigo Counterparty Credit Risk, Collateral and Funding. With Pricing Cases For All Asset Classes

7912.75 руб.
The book’s content is focused on rigorous and advanced quantitative methods for the pricing and hedging of counterparty credit and funding risk. The new general theory that is required for this methodology is developed from scratch, leading to a consistent and comprehensive framework for counterparty credit and funding risk, inclusive of collateral, netting rules, possible debit valuation adjustments, re-hypothecation and closeout rules. The book however also looks at quite practical problems, linking particular models to particular ‘concrete’ financial situations across asset classes, including interest rates, FX, commodities, equity, credit itself, and the emerging asset class of longevity. The authors also aim to help quantitative analysts, traders, and anyone else needing to frame and price counterparty credit and funding risk, to develop a ‘feel’ for applying sophisticated mathematics and stochastic calculus to solve practical problems. The main models are illustrated from theoretical formulation to final implementation with calibration to market data, always keeping in mind the concrete questions being dealt with. The authors stress that each model is suited to different situations and products, pointing out that there does not exist a single model which is uniformly better than all the others, although the problems originated by counterparty credit and funding risk point in the direction of global valuation. Finally, proposals for restructuring counterparty credit risk, ranging from contingent credit default swaps to margin lending, are considered.
Guojun Gan Measure, Probability, and Mathematical Finance. A Problem-Oriented Approach Guojun Gan Measure, Probability, and Mathematical Finance. A Problem-Oriented Approach Новинка

Guojun Gan Measure, Probability, and Mathematical Finance. A Problem-Oriented Approach

10755.4 руб.
An introduction to the mathematical theory and financial models developed and used on Wall Street Providing both a theoretical and practical approach to the underlying mathematical theory behind financial models, Measure, Probability, and Mathematical Finance: A Problem-Oriented Approach presents important concepts and results in measure theory, probability theory, stochastic processes, and stochastic calculus. Measure theory is indispensable to the rigorous development of probability theory and is also necessary to properly address martingale measures, the change of numeraire theory, and LIBOR market models. In addition, probability theory is presented to facilitate the development of stochastic processes, including martingales and Brownian motions, while stochastic processes and stochastic calculus are discussed to model asset prices and develop derivative pricing models. The authors promote a problem-solving approach when applying mathematics in real-world situations, and readers are encouraged to address theorems and problems with mathematical rigor. In addition, Measure, Probability, and Mathematical Finance features: A comprehensive list of concepts and theorems from measure theory, probability theory, stochastic processes, and stochastic calculus Over 500 problems with hints and select solutions to reinforce basic concepts and important theorems Classic derivative pricing models in mathematical finance that have been developed and published since the seminal work of Black and Scholes Measure, Probability, and Mathematical Finance: A Problem-Oriented Approach is an ideal textbook for introductory quantitative courses in business, economics, and mathematical finance at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book is also a useful reference for readers who need to build their mathematical skills in order to better understand the mathematical theory of derivative pricing models.
Steven Heston L. The Heston Model and its Extensions in Matlab and C# Steven Heston L. The Heston Model and its Extensions in Matlab and C# Новинка

Steven Heston L. The Heston Model and its Extensions in Matlab and C#

8909.74 руб.
Tap into the power of the most popular stochastic volatility model for pricing equity derivatives Since its introduction in 1993, the Heston model has become a popular model for pricing equity derivatives, and the most popular stochastic volatility model in financial engineering. This vital resource provides a thorough derivation of the original model, and includes the most important extensions and refinements that have allowed the model to produce option prices that are more accurate and volatility surfaces that better reflect market conditions. The book's material is drawn from research papers and many of the models covered and the computer codes are unavailable from other sources. The book is light on theory and instead highlights the implementation of the models. All of the models found here have been coded in Matlab and C#. This reliable resource offers an understanding of how the original model was derived from Ricatti equations, and shows how to implement implied and local volatility, Fourier methods applied to the model, numerical integration schemes, parameter estimation, simulation schemes, American options, the Heston model with time-dependent parameters, finite difference methods for the Heston PDE, the Greeks, and the double Heston model. A groundbreaking book dedicated to the exploration of the Heston model—a popular model for pricing equity derivatives Includes a companion website, which explores the Heston model and its extensions all coded in Matlab and C# Written by Fabrice Douglas Rouah a quantitative analyst who specializes in financial modeling for derivatives for pricing and risk management Engaging and informative, this is the first book to deal exclusively with the Heston Model and includes code in Matlab and C# for pricing under the model, as well as code for parameter estimation, simulation, finite difference methods, American options, and more.
Geoff Chaplin Credit Derivatives. Trading, Investing,and Risk Management Geoff Chaplin Credit Derivatives. Trading, Investing,and Risk Management Новинка

Geoff Chaplin Credit Derivatives. Trading, Investing,and Risk Management

7523.78 руб.
The credit derivatives industry has come under close scrutiny over the past few years, with the recent financial crisis highlighting the instability of a number of credit structures and throwing the industry into turmoil. What has been made clear by recent events is the necessity for a thorough understanding of credit derivatives by all parties involved in a transaction, especially traders, structurers, quants and investors. Fully revised and updated to take in to account the new products, markets and risk requirements post financial crisis, Credit Derivatives: Trading, Investing and Risk Management, Second Edition, covers the subject from a real world perspective, tackling issues such as liquidity, poor data, and credit spreads, to the latest innovations in portfolio products, hedging and risk management techniques. The book concentrates on practical issues and develops an understanding of the products through applications and detailed analysis of the risks and alternative means of trading. It provides: a description of the key products, applications, and an analysis of typical trades including basis trading, hedging, and credit structuring; analysis of the industry standard 'default and recovery' and Copula models including many examples, and a description of the models' shortcomings; tools and techniques for the management of a portfolio or book of credit risks including appropriate and inappropriate methods of correlation risk management; a thorough analysis of counterparty risk; an intuitive understanding of credit correlation in reality and in the Copula model. The book is thoroughly updated to reflect the changes the industry has seen over the past 5 years, notably with an analysis of the lead up and causes of the credit crisis. It contains 50% new material, which includes copula valuation and hedging, portfolio optimisation, portfolio products and correlation risk management, pricing in illiquid environments, chapters on the evolution of credit management systems, the credit meltdown and new chapters on the implementation and testing of credit derivative models and systems. The book is accompanied by a website which contains tools for credit derivatives valuation and risk management, illustrating the models used in the book and also providing a valuation toolkit.
Elena Parmigiani The Pricing of Weather Derivatives including Meteorological Forecasts Elena Parmigiani The Pricing of Weather Derivatives including Meteorological Forecasts Новинка

Elena Parmigiani The Pricing of Weather Derivatives including Meteorological Forecasts

3139 руб.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 4/4, , language: English, abstract: 1. AbstractThis paper analyses weather derivatives and the issue of pricing these financial instruments. The non-tradability of the underlying makes their pricing not straightforward and even if the Chicago Mercantile Exchange began trading the first weather contract in 1999, the market still witnesses very low volumes and is relatively illiquid. This theoretical analysis is focused on instruments whose underlying is temperature, since they are the most traded.Due to the assumption of informational efficient markets, all available information should theoretically be included in the prices. However most existing models focus only on historical observations of temperature, actually excluding some relevant information.The few models that have instead considered weather forecasts are analysed, and in particular the model introduced by Ritter, Musshoff, and Odening to price temperature monthly futures including weather forecasts is described in details. I've performed an analysis applying a simplified version of the model described, based on temperature data from Tampa, Florida, in 2007.The results show that models with meteorological forecasts indeed outperform models that ignore them.
Abdelhalim Boussabaine Risk Pricing Strategies for Public-Private Partnership Projects Abdelhalim Boussabaine Risk Pricing Strategies for Public-Private Partnership Projects Новинка

Abdelhalim Boussabaine Risk Pricing Strategies for Public-Private Partnership Projects

8681 руб.
The complexity of public-private partnership project procurement requires an effective process for pricing, managing and appropriate allocation of risks. The level at which risk is priced and the magnitude of risks transferred to the private sector will have a significant impact on the cost of the PPP deals as well as on the value for money analysis and on the section of the optimum investment options. The construction industry tends to concentrate on the effectiveness of risk management strategies and to some extent ignores the price of risk and its impact on whole life cost of building assets. There is a pressing need for a universal framework for the determination of fair value of risks throughout the PPP procurement processes. Risk Pricing Strategies for Public-Private Partnership Projects addresses the issues of risk pricing and demonstrates the use of a coherent strategy to arrive at a fair risk price. The focus of the book is on providing risk pricing strategies to maximise return on risk retention and allocation in the procurement of PPP projects. With its up-to-date coverage of the latest developments in risk pricing and comprehensive treatment of the methodologies involved in designing and building risk pricing strategies, the book offers a simple model for pricing risks. The book follows a thematic structure: PPP processes map; Risk, uncertainty and bias; Risk pricing management strategies; Risk pricing measurement and modelling; Risk pricing at each of the project life cycle stages – and deals with all the important risk pricing issues, using relevant real-world situations through case study examples. It explains how the theory and strategies of risk pricing can be successfully applied to real PPP projects and reflects the broad understanding required by today’s project risk analysts, in their new and important role in PPP contract management.
Riccardo Rebonato The SABR/LIBOR Market Model. Pricing, Calibration and Hedging for Complex Interest-Rate Derivatives Riccardo Rebonato The SABR/LIBOR Market Model. Pricing, Calibration and Hedging for Complex Interest-Rate Derivatives Новинка

Riccardo Rebonato The SABR/LIBOR Market Model. Pricing, Calibration and Hedging for Complex Interest-Rate Derivatives

9141.65 руб.
This book presents a major innovation in the interest rate space. It explains a financially motivated extension of the LIBOR Market model which accurately reproduces the prices for plain vanilla hedging instruments (swaptions and caplets) of all strikes and maturities produced by the SABR model. The authors show how to accurately recover the whole of the SABR smile surface using their extension of the LIBOR market model. This is not just a new model, this is a new way of option pricing that takes into account the need to calibrate as accurately as possible to the plain vanilla reference hedging instruments and the need to obtain prices and hedges in reasonable time whilst reproducing a realistic future evolution of the smile surface. It removes the hard choice between accuracy and time because the framework that the authors provide reproduces today's market prices of plain vanilla options almost exactly and simultaneously gives a reasonable future evolution for the smile surface. The authors take the SABR model as the starting point for their extension of the LMM because it is a good model for European options. The problem, however with SABR is that it treats each European option in isolation and the processes for the various underlyings (forward and swap rates) do not talk to each other so it isn't obvious how to relate these processes into the dynamics of the whole yield curve. With this new model, the authors bring the dynamics of the various forward rates and stochastic volatilities under a single umbrella. To ensure the absence of arbitrage they derive drift adjustments to be applied to both the forward rates and their volatilities. When this is completed, complex derivatives that depend on the joint realisation of all relevant forward rates can now be priced. Contents THE THEORETICAL SET-UP The Libor Market model The SABR Model The LMM-SABR Model IMPLEMENTATION AND CALIBRATION Calibrating the LMM-SABR model to Market Caplet prices Calibrating the LMM/SABR model to Market Swaption Prices Calibrating the Correlation Structure EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE The Empirical problem Estimating the volatility of the forward rates Estimating the correlation structure Estimating the volatility of the volatility HEDGING Hedging the Volatility Structure Hedging the Correlation Structure Hedging in conditions of market stress
GEORGE MICHAEL CONSTANTINIDES Financial Derivatives. Futures, Forwards, Swaps, Options, Corporate Securities, and Credit Default Swaps GEORGE MICHAEL CONSTANTINIDES Financial Derivatives. Futures, Forwards, Swaps, Options, Corporate Securities, and Credit Default Swaps Новинка

GEORGE MICHAEL CONSTANTINIDES Financial Derivatives. Futures, Forwards, Swaps, Options, Corporate Securities, and Credit Default Swaps

5827 руб.
Derivatives markets are an important and growing segment of financial markets and play an important role in the management of risk.This invaluable set of lecture notes is meant to be used in conjunction with a standard textbook on derivatives in an advanced undergraduate or MBA elective course on futures, forwards, swaps, options, corporate securities, and credit default swaps. It covers the foundations of derivatives pricing in arbitrage-free markets, develops the methodology of risk-neutral valuation, and discusses hedging and the management of risk.
Julie Meehan Pricing and Profitability Management. A Practical Guide for Business Leaders Julie Meehan Pricing and Profitability Management. A Practical Guide for Business Leaders Новинка

Julie Meehan Pricing and Profitability Management. A Practical Guide for Business Leaders

8758.26 руб.
The practical guide to using pricing and profitability management to build a better business A comprehensive reference for any business professional looking to understand the capabilities and competencies required for effectively managing pricing and profitability, Pricing and Profitability Management explains how to determine the right approach, tools, and techniques for each of six key categories (pricing strategy, price execution, advanced analytics and optimization, organizational alignment and governance, pricing technology and data management, and tax and regulatory effectiveness). Exploring each category in detail, the book addresses how an integrated approach to pricing improvement can give a sustainable, competitive advantage to any organization. The ultimate «how to» manual for any executive or manager interested in price management, the book presents a holistic, comprehensive framework that shows how integrating these pricing categories into a cohesive program leads to impressive gains that cannot be achieved through a single-pronged approach. Presents a comprehensive framework for more effectively managing pricing and profitability Identities the six key categories of pricing and profitability management Shows you how to gain a competitive edge by managing pricing and profitability Taking a comprehensive view of pricing, companies can position themselves to tap a vast source of shareholder value—the ability to set and enforce profitable prices, not just once, but again and again in response to marketplace changes and evolving business needs—and this book will show you how.
Sarabjit Singh Shergill,Jaspreet Singh and Neena Brar Portfolio Management Sarabjit Singh Shergill,Jaspreet Singh and Neena Brar Portfolio Management Новинка

Sarabjit Singh Shergill,Jaspreet Singh and Neena Brar Portfolio Management

2890 руб.
The objective of this book is to provide guidelines to the students of Management/Finance and Industry Professionals to understand the entire concepts of Portfolio management. It gives readers a solid foundation in personal finance to manage their money to derive the maximum benefit from what they earn. This book covers the various theories and models like; Markowitz Theory, The Single Index Model, Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model.
Steven Roman Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance. Arbitrage and Option Pricing Steven Roman Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance. Arbitrage and Option Pricing Новинка

Steven Roman Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance. Arbitrage and Option Pricing

7952 руб.
The Mathematics of Finance has been a hot topic ever since the discovery of the Black-Scholes option pricing formulas in 1973. Unfortunately, there are very few undergraduate textbooks in this area. This book is specifically written for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics, finance or economics. This book concentrates on discrete derivative pricing models, culminating in a careful and complete derivation of the Black-Scholes option pricing formulas as a limiting case of the Cox-Ross-Rubinstein discrete model.This second edition is a complete rewrite of the first edition with significant changes to the topic organization, thus making the book flow much more smoothly. Several topics have been expanded such as the discussions of options, including the history of options, and pricing nonattainable alternatives. In this edition the material on probability has been condensed into fewer chapters, and the material on the capital asset pricing model has been removed.The mathematics is not watered down, but it is appropriate for the intended audience. Previous knowledge of measure theory is not needed and only a small amount of linear algebra is required. All necessary probability theory is developed throughout the book on a "need-to-know" basis. No background in finance is required, since the book contains a chapter on options.
S. Promislow David Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics S. Promislow David Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics Новинка

S. Promislow David Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics

6760.39 руб.
Provides a comprehensive coverage of both the deterministic and stochastic models of life contingencies, risk theory, credibility theory, multi-state models, and an introduction to modern mathematical finance. New edition restructures the material to fit into modern computational methods and provides several spreadsheet examples throughout. Covers the syllabus for the Institute of Actuaries subject CT5, Contingencies Includes new chapters covering stochastic investments returns, universal life insurance. Elements of option pricing and the Black-Scholes formula will be introduced.
Andrew J. G. Cairns Interest Rate Models. An Introduction Andrew J. G. Cairns Interest Rate Models. An Introduction Новинка

Andrew J. G. Cairns Interest Rate Models. An Introduction

9427 руб.
The field of financial mathematics has developed tremendously over the past thirty years, and the underlying models that have taken shape in interest rate markets and bond markets, being much richer in structure than equity-derivative models, are particularly fascinating and complex. This book introduces the tools required for the arbitrage-free modelling of the dynamics of these markets. Andrew Cairns addresses not only seminal works but also modern developments. Refreshingly broad in scope, covering numerical methods, credit risk, and descriptive models, and with an approachable sequence of opening chapters, Interest Rate Models will make readers--be they graduate students, academics, or practitioners--confident enough to develop their own interest rate models or to price nonstandard derivatives using existing models. The mathematical chapters begin with the simple binomial model that introduces many core ideas. But the main chapters work their way systematically through all of the main developments in continuous-time interest rate modelling. The book describes fully the broad range of approaches to interest rate modelling: short-rate models, no-arbitrage models, the Heath-Jarrow-Morton framework, multifactor models, forward measures, positive-interest models, and market models. Later chapters cover some related topics, including numerical methods, credit risk, and model calibration. Significantly, the book develops the martingale approach to bond pricing in detail, concent...
Issouf Soumare Stochastic Simulation and Applications in Finance with MATLAB Programs Issouf Soumare Stochastic Simulation and Applications in Finance with MATLAB Programs Новинка

Issouf Soumare Stochastic Simulation and Applications in Finance with MATLAB Programs

10372.01 руб.
Stochastic Simulation and Applications in Finance with MATLAB Programs explains the fundamentals of Monte Carlo simulation techniques, their use in the numerical resolution of stochastic differential equations and their current applications in finance. Building on an integrated approach, it provides a pedagogical treatment of the need-to-know materials in risk management and financial engineering. The book takes readers through the basic concepts, covering the most recent research and problems in the area, including: the quadratic re-sampling technique, the Least Squared Method, the dynamic programming and Stratified State Aggregation technique to price American options, the extreme value simulation technique to price exotic options and the retrieval of volatility method to estimate Greeks. The authors also present modern term structure of interest rate models and pricing swaptions with the BGM market model, and give a full explanation of corporate securities valuation and credit risk based on the structural approach of Merton. Case studies on financial guarantees illustrate how to implement the simulation techniques in pricing and hedging. NOTE TO READER: The CD has been converted to URL. Go to the following website www.wiley.com/go/huyhnstochastic which provides MATLAB programs for the practical examples and case studies, which will give the reader confidence in using and adapting specific ways to solve problems involving stochastic processes in finance.
Stochastic Simulation and Applications in Finance with MATLAB Programs Stochastic Simulation and Applications in Finance with MATLAB Programs Новинка

Stochastic Simulation and Applications in Finance with MATLAB Programs

7020 руб.
Stochastic Simulation and Applications in Finance with MATLAB Programs explains the fundamentals of Monte Carlo simulation techniques, their use in the numerical resolution of stochastic differential equations and their current applications in finance. Building on an integrated approach, it provides a pedagogical treatment of the need-to-know materials in risk management and financial engineering. The book takes readers through the basic concepts, covering the most recent research and problems in the area, including: the quadratic re-sampling technique, the Least Squared Method, the dynamic programming and Stratified State Aggregation technique to price American options, the extreme value simulation technique to price exotic options and the retrieval of volatility method to estimate Greeks.The authors also present modern term structure of interest rate models and pricing swaptions with the BGM market model, and give a full explanation of corporate securities valuation and credit risk based on the structural approach of Merton. Case studies on financial guarantees illustrate how to implement the simulation techniques in pricing and hedging.
Vishnu Gajjala N. Fuel Hedging and Risk Management. Strategies for Airlines, Shippers and Other Consumers Vishnu Gajjala N. Fuel Hedging and Risk Management. Strategies for Airlines, Shippers and Other Consumers Новинка

Vishnu Gajjala N. Fuel Hedging and Risk Management. Strategies for Airlines, Shippers and Other Consumers

6599.81 руб.
A hands-on guide to navigating the new fuel markets Fuel Hedging and Risk Management: Strategies for Airlines, Shippers and Other Consumers provides a clear and practical understanding of commodity price dynamics, key fuel hedging techniques, and risk management strategies for the corporate fuel consumer. It covers the commodity markets and derivative instruments in a manner accessible to corporate treasurers, financial officers, risk managers, commodity traders, structurers, as well as quantitative professionals dealing in the energy markets. The book includes a wide variety of key topics related to commodities and derivatives markets, financial risk analysis of commodity consumers, hedge program design and implementation, vanilla derivatives and exotic hedging products. The book is unique in providing intuitive guidance on understanding the dynamics of forward curves and volatility term structure for commodities, fuel derivatives valuation and counterparty risk concepts such as CVA, DVA and FVA. Fully up-to-date and relevant, this book includes comprehensive case studies that illustrate the hedging process from conception to execution and monitoring of hedges in diverse situations. This practical guide will help the reader: Gain expert insight into all aspects of fuel hedging, price and volatility drivers and dynamics. Develop a framework for financial risk analysis and hedge programs. Navigate volatile energy markets by employing effective risk management techniques. Manage unwanted risks associated with commodity derivatives by understanding liquidity and credit risk calculations, exposure optimization techniques, credit charges such as CVA, DVA, FVA, etc. Praise for Fuel Hedging and Risk Management «Risk Management is an art, not a science, but it certainly helps to know a lot of science. In this book, the authors provide an excellent overview of both qualitative and quantitative aspects of risk management and how to design and implement effective win-win fuel oil hedging strategies that will achieve the desired objectives under normal and extreme market conditions. In addition to discussing key foundational issues, the book also discusses a framework to understand and manage hugely important second-order effects, such as credit risk or margin calls or asset-liability mismatches, which have the potential to turn a good idea into a bad outcome. A must read for anyone in the finance department of a corporate, trade house, or financial firm involved in fuel oil hedging.» —Diego Parrilla, Former Global Head of Commodity Solutions and Head of Commodities, Bank of America «This book provides highly useful insights into hedging and risk management methodologies, as well as theory, for the users of energy products. Dafir provides intuition stemming from not just top-tier commodity structuring expertise, but also broader insight from his earlier experience as a credit derivatives and exotics trader.» —Mitch Matharu, former Head of Structuring, Merrill Lynch «An Absolute Must Read. From the fundamentals of oil markets to the key points in negotiating a credit agreement and minimizing hedging costs, passing by the subtleties of implied volatility surface construction and its implications in derivatives pricing, this book offers you the indispensable practitioner's toolbox, useful whether you are a novice or a seasoned fuel trader.» —Frederic Cogny, Global Head of Commodities Structured Products Trading, Standard Chartered Bank «In this book, Dafir blends his deep knowledge of the commodity markets and the vagaries of the financial market with his incredible mathematical ability to explore fuel hedging in a manner accessible to Fuel Procurement Departments, CFOs and board members.» —Mark Lo
Julijana Angelovska VaR based on SMA, EWMA and GARCH(1,1) Volatility models Julijana Angelovska VaR based on SMA, EWMA and GARCH(1,1) Volatility models Новинка

Julijana Angelovska VaR based on SMA, EWMA and GARCH(1,1) Volatility models

8777 руб.
Lots of effort has been expended in improving volatility models since better forecasts translate in to better pricing of assets and better risk management. However the question as to what model should be used to calculate volatility, there is no unique answer as different volatility models were proposed in the literature and were being used by practitioners. To answer which VaR model adequately capture the market risk, three VaR models are tested on stock indices from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Macedonia. The tested VaR models are: simple moving average with rolling windows of 50, 74 (proposed by Risk Metrics) and 100 days, EWMA using 0,9, 0,94 (proposed by Risk Metrics) and 0,96 as smoothing constant λ and different windows of 50, 74 and 100 days, and GARCH(1,1). VaR models are calculated for a one-day holding period at 95% and 99% coverage of the market risk. These competing models are evaluated on the basis of BLF error statistics. The challenge of this work is to come up with the best and easily implementable approach suitable to Former Yugoslavian stock exchange markets, especially for Macedonian and apply time series models for calculating Value at Risk.
Tim Smith J. Pricing Done Right. The Pricing Framework Proven Successful by the World's Most Profitable Companies Tim Smith J. Pricing Done Right. The Pricing Framework Proven Successful by the World's Most Profitable Companies Новинка

Tim Smith J. Pricing Done Right. The Pricing Framework Proven Successful by the World's Most Profitable Companies

4289.88 руб.
Practical guidance and a fresh approach for more accurate value-based pricing Pricing Done Right provides a cutting-edge framework for value-based pricing and clear guidance on ideation, implementation, and execution. More action plan than primer, this book introduces a holistic strategy for ensuring on-target pricing by shifting the conversation from 'What is value-based pricing?' to 'How can we ensure that our pricing reflects our goals?' You'll learn to identify the decisions that must be managed, how to manage them, and who should make them, as illustrated by real-world case studies. The key success factor is to build a pricing organization within your organization; this reveals the relationships between pricing decisions, how they affect each other, and what the ultimate effects might be. With this deep-level insight, you are better able to decide where your organization needs to go. Pricing needs to be done right, and pricing decisions have to be made—but are you sure that you're leaving these decisions to the right people? Few managers are confident that their prices accurately reflect the cost and value of their product, and this uncertainty leaves money on the table. This book provides a practical template for better pricing strategies, methods, roles, and decisions, with a concrete roadmap through execution. Identify the right questions for pricing analyses Improve your pricing strategy and decision making process Understand roles, accountability, and value-based pricing Restructure perspectives to help pricing reflect your organization's goals The critical link between pricing and corporate strategy must be reflected in the decision making process. Pricing Done Right provides the blueprint for more accurate pricing, with expert guidance throughout the change process.
Bob Bonacorsi # B2B Strategic Pricing Tweet Book01. Game-Changing Pricing Strategies for Manufacturing and Service Companies Bob Bonacorsi # B2B Strategic Pricing Tweet Book01. Game-Changing Pricing Strategies for Manufacturing and Service Companies Новинка

Bob Bonacorsi # B2B Strategic Pricing Tweet Book01. Game-Changing Pricing Strategies for Manufacturing and Service Companies

2647 руб.
Strategic pricing is a game-changing process for business-to-business pricing in today's highly competitive global markets.It continues to have a significant, positive impact on the profitability of companies that have embraced and employed it effectively. It is not unusual for companies to increase their bottom line by two to three points or more within the first two years after implementation. After all, what company doesn't want to add another three hundred thousand dollars to the bottom line for every ten million dollars in sales? And the real win is that these companies are also growing their businesses and improving customer satisfaction at the same time.#B2B Strategic Pricing tweet Book01: Game-Changing Pricing Strategies for Manufacturing and Service Companies aims to provide business managers and marketing executives with that exact same advantage by arming them with the understanding of effective strategic pricing. This book, written by strategic-pricing specialist and ProfitSmart Solutions LLC founder Bob Bonacorsi, was designed to deliver practical yet comprehensive insights into the why, how, and who of successful strategic pricing. It was also written to help managers and marketers effectively implement and integrate the strategic-pricing process into their own organization.Bob consolidates more than twenty years of marketing, product development, operations management, and business process experience. Having held a variety of leadership positions himsel...
Eric Chin Problems and Solutions in Mathematical Finance. Equity Derivatives, Volume 2 Eric Chin Problems and Solutions in Mathematical Finance. Equity Derivatives, Volume 2 Новинка

Eric Chin Problems and Solutions in Mathematical Finance. Equity Derivatives, Volume 2

4289.88 руб.
Detailed guidance on the mathematics behind equity derivatives Problems and Solutions in Mathematical Finance Volume II is an innovative reference for quantitative practitioners and students, providing guidance through a range of mathematical problems encountered in the finance industry. This volume focuses solely on equity derivatives problems, beginning with basic problems in derivatives securities before moving on to more advanced applications, including the construction of volatility surfaces to price exotic options. By providing a methodology for solving theoretical and practical problems, whilst explaining the limitations of financial models, this book helps readers to develop the skills they need to advance their careers. The text covers a wide range of derivatives pricing, such as European, American, Asian, Barrier and other exotic options. Extensive appendices provide a summary of important formulae from calculus, theory of probability, and differential equations, for the convenience of readers. As Volume II of the four-volume Problems and Solutions in Mathematical Finance series, this book provides clear explanation of the mathematics behind equity derivatives, in order to help readers gain a deeper understanding of their mechanics and a firmer grasp of the calculations. Review the fundamentals of equity derivatives Work through problems from basic securities to advanced exotics pricing Examine numerical methods and detailed derivations of closed-form solutions Utilise formulae for probability, differential equations, and more Mathematical finance relies on mathematical models, numerical methods, computational algorithms and simulations to make trading, hedging, and investment decisions. For the practitioners and graduate students of quantitative finance, Problems and Solutions in Mathematical Finance Volume II provides essential guidance principally towards the subject of equity derivatives.
Yvan Lengwiler Microfoundations of Financial Economics. An Introduction to General Equilibrium Asset Pricing Yvan Lengwiler Microfoundations of Financial Economics. An Introduction to General Equilibrium Asset Pricing Новинка

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This textbook takes the reader from the level of microeconomics principles through to modern asset pricing theory. Yvan Lengwiler elegantly links together issues that have in the past been the territory of general economic theorists on the one hand, and financial economists on the other. In a sequence of carefully explained steps, the reader learns how the first welfare theorem is used in asset pricing theory. The book then moves on to explore Radner economies and von Neumann-Morgenstern decision theory, and this section culminates in Wilson's mutuality principle and the consumption-based CAPM. This is then put into a dynamic setting, and term structure models are introduced. The empirical shortcomings of the standard asset pricing models are extensively discussed, as is research from the last twenty years aimed at bringing theory in line with reality. The reader is brought up to date on the latest areas of concern, such as habit formation, the consequences of heterogeneity, demographic effects, changing tax regimes, market frictions, and the implications of prospect theory for asset pricing. Aimed at masters or Ph.D. students specializing in financial economics, the book can also be used as a supplementary text for students of macroeconomics at this advanced level and will be of interest to finance professionals with a background in economics and mathematics. It includes problems (with solutions), and an accompanying website provides supporting material for lecturers.
Katarzyna Piela Evaluation of the CAPM and the Fama-French Asset Pricing Models Katarzyna Piela Evaluation of the CAPM and the Fama-French Asset Pricing Models Новинка

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Many research has been conducted about efficiency of the the CAPM model and Fama-French three-factor model. Researches on the asset pricing models are motivated by the need to use of those models in financial practice. Historical price swings, stock bubbles and highly-volatile periods, were the most difficult challenge during tested periods. The major objective of this book was to evaluate efficiency and explanatory power of the the CAPM model and Fama-French three-factor model during different time periods, which characterize distinct market phases. Moreover the additional advantage of conducted studies was wide range of the portfolios, on which returns the models has been tested. Those extensive research include twelve portfolios which represent twelve major US industries, as well as the S&P 500 index, which is on of the most commonly use benchmark for studies on US market, and to measuring relative performance of the alternative investments.
Wim Schoutens The Handbook of Convertible Bonds. Pricing, Strategies and Risk Management Wim Schoutens The Handbook of Convertible Bonds. Pricing, Strategies and Risk Management Новинка

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This is a complete guide to the pricing and risk management of convertible bond portfolios. Convertible bonds can be complex because they have both equity and debt like features and new market entrants will usually find that they have either a knowledge of fixed income mathematics or of equity derivatives and therefore have no idea how to incorporate credit and equity together into their existing pricing tools. Part I of the book covers the impact that the 2008 credit crunch has had on the markets, it then shows how to build up a convertible bond and introduces the reader to the traditional convertible vocabulary of yield to put, premium, conversion ratio, delta, gamma, vega and parity. The market of stock borrowing and lending will also be covered in detail. Using an intuitive approach based on the Jensen inequality, the authors will also show the advantages of using a hybrid to add value – pre 2008, many investors labelled convertible bonds as 'investing with no downside', there are of course plenty of 2008 examples to prove that they were wrong. The authors then go onto give a complete explanation of the different features that can be embedded in convertible bond. Part II shows readers how to price convertibles. It covers the different parameters used in valuation models: credit spreads, volatility, interest rates and borrow fees and Maturity. Part III covers investment strategies for equity, fixed income and hedge fund investors and includes dynamic hedging and convertible arbitrage. Part IV explains the all important risk management part of the process in detail. This is a highly practical book, all products priced are real world examples and numerical examples are not limited to hypothetical convertibles. It is a must read for anyone wanting to safely get into this highly liquid, high return market.
Oluseun Paseda Investment Performance of Common Stocks in Nigeria Oluseun Paseda Investment Performance of Common Stocks in Nigeria Новинка

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Master's Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Economics - Finance, grade: A, University of Nigeria (Business Administration), course: M.Sc. Finance, language: English, abstract: The study examines the investment performance of common stocks in Nigeria. It does so within the framework of seminal finance theories such as the Modigliani-Miller propositions, information content of dividends hypothesis, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Stock market and macroeconomic (or systematic) factors relations, Pricing earnings multiple significance and the inflation hedging capacity of common stocks. The implications of the empirical tests in an emerging market are discussed.
Manuel Kürschner Limitations of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) Manuel Kürschner Limitations of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) Новинка

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Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2008 in the subject Business economics - Banking, Stock Exchanges, Insurance, Accounting, grade: 1,3, University of Cooperative Education, 31 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the most important movements of the complex area of asset pricing. This will be tried by logically structuring and building up the topic from its origins, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, and then over its main points of critique, in order to arrive at the different options developed by financial science that try to resolve those problematic aspects.Due to the complexity of this subject and the limited scope of this paper, obviously it will not be possible to discuss each model or movement in depth. Coherently, the aim is to point out the main thoughts of each aspect discussed. For further information, especially concerning the deeper mathematical backgrounds and derivations of the models, the author would like to refer the reader to the books mentioned in this paper. Many of those works, finance journal publications and the literature on asset pricing in general, set their focus on different parts of this paper, which again underlines the complexity in terms of scientific scope and intellectual and mathematical intricacy of this topic.
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Fair pricing is an issue that affects us all, whether we?re consumers or merchants. Throughout her career, Sarah Maxwell has seen how pricing practices?across a variety of different areas, from mobile phones and airline tickets to prescription drugs and gasoline?impact our everyday lives. Now, with The Price Is Wrong, Maxwell shares her deepest insights on this issue and examines both the psychological and sociological basis of fair pricing.
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2214 руб.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,7, Pforzheim University, language: English, abstract: This work aims to assess whether German Bundesliga clubs can use dynamic pricing as a profit enhancing pricing tool in the future.In Chapter 2, the reader will get an introduction to the German Bundesliga. The economic development of the German Bundesliga is presented and the current pricing system within the German Bundesliga will be analysed. At this point, the reader will be introduced into the different forms of price discrimination applied by the football clubs. Subsequently, the reader will be introduced to German football culture and, finally, ticket prices in connection with fan acceptance are pointed out.In Chapter 3, Revenue Management, better known in sports context as dynamic pricing, will be introduced as future ticket pricing strategy. The reader will get basic information about Revenue Management, its field of application as well as the general conditions for its successful application. Then, the opportunities and threats of dynamic pricing for football clubs with both high and low capacity utilisation will be analysed. Additionally, a numerical example concerning a possible revenue maximisation through dynamic pricing for Bayern Munich will be presented.The conclusion to chapter 4 will give an answer to the question of whether German Bundesliga clubs can use dynamic pricing as a profit enhancing pricing too...
Mung Chiang Smart Data Pricing Mung Chiang Smart Data Pricing Новинка

Mung Chiang Smart Data Pricing

10755.4 руб.
A comprehensive text addressing the high demand for network, cloud, and content services through cutting-edge research on data pricing and business strategies Smart Data Pricing tackles the timely issue of surging demand for network, cloud, and content services and corresponding innovations in pricing these services to benefit consumers, operators, and content providers. The pricing of data traffic and other services is central to the core challenges of network monetization, growth sustainability, and bridging the digital divide. In this book, experts from both academia and industry discuss all aspects of smart data pricing research and development, including economic analyses, system development, user behavior evaluation, and business strategies. Smart Data Pricing: • Presents the analysis of leading researchers from industry and academia surrounding the pricing of network services and content. • Discusses current trends in mobile and wired data usage and their economic implications for content providers, network operators, end users, government regulators, and other players in the Internet ecosystem. • Includes new concepts and background technical knowledge that will help researchers and managers effectively monetize their networks and improve user quality-of-experience. • Provides cutting-edge research on business strategies and initiatives through a diverse collection of perspectives. • Combines academic and industry expertise from multiple disciplines and business organizations. The ideas and background of the technologies and economic principles discussed within these chapters are of real value to practitioners, researchers, and managers in identifying trends and deploying new pricing and network management technologies, and will help support managers in identifying new business directions and innovating solutions to challenging business problems.
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Oesterle Arthur International Pricing at Consumer Goods Manufacturers

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In the wake of globalization and increased cross-border activities, international pricing is becoming more and more important for consumer goods manufacturers. Although neglected by researches and managers alike, the relevance of pricing decisions for a company's success is indisputable. However, a change of mind is necessary to understand and cope with future trends and challenges. Managers at international consumer goods manufacturers need to understand the influence of interconnected markets in order to arrive at optimal price determination and coordination. Isolated market prices are not relevant any more - it is about the value that corporate pricing creates internationally. The following work intends to shed light on the entire scope of international pricing including influencing factors and trends, strategies and determination approaches, and international price optimization and coordination.
Gustavo Guerra Galindo, Charles B. Moss, Juan Ruiz-Ram Rez Real Price of Mexican Coffees Quality at World Gustavo Guerra Galindo, Charles B. Moss, Juan Ruiz-Ram Rez Real Price of Mexican Coffees Quality at World Новинка

Gustavo Guerra Galindo, Charles B. Moss, Juan Ruiz-Ram Rez Real Price of Mexican Coffees Quality at World

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Given the importance of price premium on price´s signals into the return of quality. This study examines the pricing mechanism for coffee in Mexico. The first stage analyses the current market channels focusing on potential imperfect competition among processors. This examination is focus on the failure of pricing mechanisms to send the appropriate price signals with regard to coffee quality. Building on the models of imperfect competition and market failure due to producer size, effect of these distortions on the relative price of Mexican coffee are estimated. The general objective of these studies are to examine the quality of coffee and its price differences in the market. The specific objectives are to develop a model which utilizes coffee quality to determinate price premium and determine whether game theory gives coffee farmers an instrument for determining quality for domestic and international coffee market. A series of models to analyze the effect of the market channel in pricing the quality of Mexican coffee are developed. A restricted form of channel analysis is used to analyze the potential for rent extraction through quality differentiation in Mexican coffee market.
Francesca Brkic Achieving Efficiency Through True-Cost Pricing In Water Francesca Brkic Achieving Efficiency Through True-Cost Pricing In Water Новинка

Francesca Brkic Achieving Efficiency Through True-Cost Pricing In Water

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True-cost pricing is often put forward as a solution to water scarcity in order to achieve increased efficiency, equity and sustainability. This paper disputes whether this reasoning can be effectively applied to the water market in developing countries. Problematics common to developing countries are analysed to explore whether these are prohibitive in the attainment of efficiency through true-cost pricing in the market for water. Case-studies on water privatizations in Bolivia and Argentina offer insight as to whether true-cost pricing could be implemented. This study finds strong regulatory frameworks and a sufficient level of economic development to be necessary for true-cost pricing to be beneficial, suggesting a very selective use of pricing to provide the correct incentives in the demand management of water in developing countries.
Matt Sekerke Bayesian Risk Management. A Guide to Model Risk and Sequential Learning in Financial Markets Matt Sekerke Bayesian Risk Management. A Guide to Model Risk and Sequential Learning in Financial Markets Новинка

Matt Sekerke Bayesian Risk Management. A Guide to Model Risk and Sequential Learning in Financial Markets

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A risk measurement and management framework that takes model risk seriously Most financial risk models assume the future will look like the past, but effective risk management depends on identifying fundamental changes in the marketplace as they occur. Bayesian Risk Management details a more flexible approach to risk management, and provides tools to measure financial risk in a dynamic market environment. This book opens discussion about uncertainty in model parameters, model specifications, and model-driven forecasts in a way that standard statistical risk measurement does not. And unlike current machine learning-based methods, the framework presented here allows you to measure risk in a fully-Bayesian setting without losing the structure afforded by parametric risk and asset-pricing models. Recognize the assumptions embodied in classical statistics Quantify model risk along multiple dimensions without backtesting Model time series without assuming stationarity Estimate state-space time series models online with simulation methods Uncover uncertainty in workhorse risk and asset-pricing models Embed Bayesian thinking about risk within a complex organization Ignoring uncertainty in risk modeling creates an illusion of mastery and fosters erroneous decision-making. Firms who ignore the many dimensions of model risk measure too little risk, and end up taking on too much. Bayesian Risk Management provides a roadmap to better risk management through more circumspect measurement, with comprehensive treatment of model uncertainty.
Ahmed Moustafa A. Computational Models of Brain and Behavior Ahmed Moustafa A. Computational Models of Brain and Behavior Новинка

Ahmed Moustafa A. Computational Models of Brain and Behavior

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A comprehensive Introduction to the world of brain and behavior computational models This book provides a broad collection of articles covering different aspects of computational modeling efforts in psychology and neuroscience. Specifically, it discusses models that span different brain regions (hippocampus, amygdala, basal ganglia, visual cortex), different species (humans, rats, fruit flies), and different modeling methods (neural network, Bayesian, reinforcement learning, data fitting, and Hodgkin-Huxley models, among others). Computational Models of Brain and Behavior is divided into four sections: (a) Models of brain disorders; (b) Neural models of behavioral processes; (c) Models of neural processes, brain regions and neurotransmitters, and (d) Neural modeling approaches. It provides in-depth coverage of models of psychiatric disorders, including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and dyslexia; models of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy; early sensory and perceptual processes; models of olfaction; higher/systems level models and low-level models; Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning; linking information theory to neurobiology; and more. Covers computational approximations to intellectual disability in down syndrome Discusses computational models of pharmacological and immunological treatment in Alzheimer's disease Examines neural circuit models of serotonergic system (from microcircuits to cognition) Educates on information theory, memory, prediction, and timing in associative learning Computational Models of Brain and Behavior is written for advanced undergraduate, Master's and PhD-level students—as well as researchers involved in computational neuroscience modeling research.

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