Mathematical Finance: Theory, Modeling, Implementation (英語) ハードカバー – 2007/9/10
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A balanced introduction to the theoretical foundations and real-world applications of mathematical finance
The ever-growing use of derivative products makes it essential for financial industry practitioners to have a solid understanding of derivative pricing. To cope with the growing complexity, narrowing margins, and shortening life-cycle of the individual derivative product, an efficient, yet modular, implementation of the pricing algorithms is necessary. Mathematical Finance is the first book to harmonize the theory, modeling, and implementation of today's most prevalent pricing models under one convenient cover. Building a bridge from academia to practice, this self-contained text applies theoretical concepts to real-world examples and introduces state-of-the-art, object-oriented programming techniques that equip the reader with the conceptual and illustrative tools needed to understand and develop successful derivative pricing models.
Utilizing almost twenty years of academic and industry experience, the author discusses the mathematical concepts that are the foundation of commonly used derivative pricing models, and insightful Motivation and Interpretation sections for each concept are presented to further illustrate the relationship between theory and practice. In-depth coverage of the common characteristics found amongst successful pricing models are provided in addition to key techniques and tips for the construction of these models. The opportunity to interactively explore the book's principal ideas and methodologies is made possible via a related Web site that features interactive Java experiments and exercises.
While a high standard of mathematical precision is retained, Mathematical Finance emphasizes practical motivations, interpretations, and results and is an excellent textbook for students in mathematical finance, computational finance, and derivative pricing courses at the upper undergraduate or beginning graduate level. It also serves as a valuable reference for professionals in the banking, insurance, and asset management industries.
"…very useful to practitioners and students…" (MAA Reviews, December 26, 2007)
"An excellent textbook for students in mathematical finance, computational finance, and derivative pricing courses at the upper undergraduate or beginning graduate level." (Mathematical Reviews 2007)商品の説明をすべて表示する
Luckily, I did not buy this book for the first few sections. I hope it gets better as we get to the parts on term structure models.
Perfect for practitioners, but not in the sense of generic cookbook like the Hull's book where the math is dangerously simplified.
The theory is explained with flawless clarity. Numerous tricks are given for free. For example, I always looked at interpolation as something trivial, however Fries explains arbitrage violations using different interpolation, i.e. negative probability density for smoothing interpolations, discrete for linear. This book is especially useful for somebody that is interested in Libor Market Model. There is also extension of it like the cross-currency version of it; I haven't seen it anywhere else (at least not in books).
From the negative side, I only wished more code posted, but that is just me being greedy. Given the amount spent on implementation issues, I would also like to see little bit more on calibration.