This much-needed book, from a selection of top international experts, fills a gap by providing a manual of applied quantitative financial analysis. It focuses on advanced empirical methods for modelling financial markets in the context of practical financial applications.Data, software and techniques specifically aligned to trading and investment will enable the reader to implement and interpret quantitative methodologies covering various models.
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This book is primarily for PhD scientists and engineers who want to learn about
quantitative finance, and for graduate students in finance programs’. Practicing
quantitative analysts (“quants”) and research workers will find topics of interest.
There are even essays with no equations for non-technical managers.
very month, it seems, Wall Street comes up with some newfangled
investment idea. The array of financial products (replete with 164-page
prospectuses) is now so dizzying that the old lumpy mattress is starting to
look like a more comfortable place to stash the cash. But there is one relatively
new product out there definitely worth looking at. It’s something of a
cross between an index mutual fund and a stock, and it’s called an exchangetraded
fund, or ETF.
Basic principles underlying the transactions of financial markets are tied to
probability and statistics. Accordingly it is natural that books devoted to
mathematical finance are dominated by stochastic methods. Only in recent
years, spurred by the enormous economical success of financial derivatives,
a need for sophisticated computational technology has developed. For example,
to price an American put, quantitative analysts have asked for the
numerical solution of a free-boundary partial differential equation.
The long-awaited sequel to the "Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance" has now arrived. Taking up where the first volume left off, a range of topics is covered in depth. Extensive sections include portfolio credit derivatives, quasi-Monte Carlo, the calibration and implementation of the LIBOR market model, the acceleration of binomial trees, the Fourier transform in option pricing and much more. Throughout Mark Joshi brings his unique blend of theory, lucidity, practicality and experience to bear on issues relevant to the working quantitative analyst....
This book is written for those physicists who want to work on Wall
Street but have not bothered to read anything about Finance. This is
a crash course that the author, a physicist himself, needed when he
landed a financial data analyst job and became fascinated with the
huge data sets at his disposal. More broadly, this book addresses the
reader with some background in science or engineering (college-level
math helps) who is willing to learn the basic concepts and quantitative
methods used in modern finance.
There will be cases where chemical interferences can be identified for a
particular method but the chances of encountering them in real life may be improbable. The
analyst has to decide at what point it is reasonable to stop looking for interferences. These
parameters apply to both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The selectivity of a method is
usually investigated by studying its ability to measure the analyte of interest in test portions
to which specific interferences have been deliberately introduced (those thought likely to be
present in samples).
The method’s performance characteristics should be based on the intended use of the
method. It is not always necessary to validate all analytical parameters that are available for
a specific technique. For example, if the method is to be used for qualitative trace level
analysis, there is no need to test and validate the method’s limit of quantitation, or the
linearity, over the full dynamic range of the equipment. Initial parameters should be chosen
according to the analyst’s experience and best judgment.