This book offers a highly illustrated introduction to mathematical finance, with a special emphasis on interest rates.
This is a revision of the McCutcheon-Scott classic. It realigns the table of contents with the CT1 exam and includes sample questions from past exams of both The Actuarial Profession and the CFA Institute.
150 years of actuarial writing from 1848 to 1994, complete with indexes, has been issued as an 8 CD set.
This set provides the complete collection of the Journal of the Institute of Actuaries and the Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries.
The credit derivative market has developed rapidly over the last ten years and is now well established in the banking community and is increasingly making it presence felt in all areas of finance. This book covers the subject from credit bonds, asset swaps and related 'real world' issues such as liquidity, poor data, and credit spreads, to the latest innovations in portfolio products, hedging and risk management techniques. This book concentrates on practical issues and develops an understanding of the products through applications and detailed analysis of the risk and alternative means of trading.
The book 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 boom of credit risk 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
This book addresses problems in the financial mathematics of pricing and hedging derivative securities in an environment of uncertain and changing market volatility.
These problems are important to investors, from large trading institutions to pension funds. The book presents mathematical and statistical tools that exploit the 'bursty' nature of market volatility. The mathematics is introduced through examples and illustrated with simulations and the modelling approach that is described is validated and tested on market data. The material is easily accessible to derivatives practitioners in the financial engineering industry.
- The Black-Scholes theory of derivative pricing
- Introduction to stochastic volatility models
- Scales in mean-reverting stochastic volatility
- Tools for estimating the rate of mean-reversion
- Symptotics for pricing European derivatives
- Implementation and stability
- Hedging strategies
- Application to exotic derivatives
- Applications to American derivatives
- Applications to interest rates models.
This book provides coverage of microeconomic, macroeconomic and international economic issues for business students. With its direct and understandable approach the book continues to focus on applying economic principles to the real world of business.
Up-to-date case studies examine everything from the impact of the financial crisis to the operation of specific businesses, to illustrate how economic theory relates to real business issues. The book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the challenges faced by business in the current economic climate.
This classic and successful text combines
international economics and
business economics and strategy
in one user-friendly book and is ideal for anyone studying economics with a business perspective.
The rewards and dangers of speculating in the modern financial markets have been to the fore in recent times. This is the first rigorous and accessible account of the mathematics behind the pricing, construction and hedging of derivative securities.
Key concepts such as martingales, changes of measure, and the Heath-Jarrow-Morton model are described in a style tailored for market practitioners. Starting from discrete-time hedging on binary trees, continuous-time stock models (including the Black-Scholes) are developed. Practicalities are stressed, including examples from stock, currency and interest rate markets, all accompanied by graphical illustrations with realistic data. A full glossary of probabilistic and financial terms is provided.
This book will be an essential purchase for market practitioners, quantitative analysts, and derivatives traders, whether existing or trainees, in investment banks throughout the world.
Tables for use in exams
Essential reading for all those who are interested in developing their knowledge about genetics and where actuaries can 'add value', this publication explores genetic advances from a range of perspectives - medical, social and financial.
- How genes work
- Research fields in human genetics
- Ethics and the new genetics
- Genetically modified organisms
- Genetics and the financial sector
- Legislation and codes of conduct
- Actuarial modelling.
Over recent years the insurance industry has faced a period of rapid change and consolidation, with recent natural and man-made disasters highlighting the problems that the industry faces. Yet this has also been a time of opportunity with the traditional role in insurance giving way to its classification as an asset class. This has resulted in insurance risks now being priced and exchanged on the markets.
In this book, the authors analyse the convergence between the insurance industry and the capital markets. They summarise the main trends and issues and analyse past events within the industry. Thus, they demonstrate that the current market pressures on insurance companies do not just create challenges but also new opportunities.
This new, abridged edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the essential material related to Exam C of the Society of Actuaries' and Casualty Actuarial Society’s accreditation programs.
The book maintains an approach to modeling and forecasting that utilizes tools related to risk theory, loss distributions, and survival models. Random variables, basic distributional quantities, the recursive method, and techniques for classifying and creating distributions are also discussed. Both parametric and non-parametric estimation methods are thoroughly covered along with advice for choosing an appropriate model.
The book continues to distinguish itself by providing over 400 exercises that have appeared on previous examinations. The emphasis throughout is now placed on calculations and spreadsheet implementation.
Additional features of the Fourth Edition include:
- extended discussions of risk management and risk measures, including Tail-Value-at-Risk
- expanded coverage of copula models and their estimation
- new sections on extreme value distributions and their estimations, compound frequency class of distributions, and estimation for the compound class, and
- motivating examples from fields of insurance and business.
All data sets are available on an FTP site. An assortment of supplements (both print and electronic) is available.