Give your students a solid understanding of financial derivatives and their use in managing the risks of financial decisions with this leading text. Chance/Brooks' AN INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT, 8E offers an outstanding blend of institutional material, theory, and practical applications. The latest financial information throughout this edition and timely Internet updates on the text's website ensure the material reflects the most recent changes in today's financial world. You'll find detailed, but flexible, coverage of options, futures, forwards, swaps, and risk management as well as a balanced introduction to pricing, trading, and strategy. You can easily address only the topics and chapters that best fit your needs. A variety of practical end-of-chapter applications, memorable examples from real businesses throughout the learning features, and minimal use of technical mathematics keep the text's presentation accessible and engaging. Stock-Trak software, available with each new text, provides additional value and opportunity for practical working experience. Count on this exceptional text to provide the thorough introduction to derivatives and risk management that students need for success in financial business today.
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DON M. CHANCE, (Ph.D., Louisiana State University; CFA), is the William H. Wright Endowed Chair for Financial Services at Louisiana State University. His research has appeared in leading academic and professional journals, has been presented at seminars, conferences and workshops in the U.S. and many foreign countries, has been supported by the Chicago Board of Trade and the Association for Investment Management and Research, and has appeared as contributed chapters to many books. He has been cited or quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Barron's, Forbes, Institutional Investor, Pensions and Investments, The New York Times, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, USA Today, the Montreal Gazette, the Dow Jones, Bloomberg, and Knight-Ridder news wires, and the ABC and CBS on-line news services, and he has appeared on CNBC's The Money Club. He is associate editor of The Journal of Derivatives, The Journal of Alternative Investments and The Financial Review and is the author of An Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management (6th edition forthcoming, 2003) and Essays in Derivatives. Professor Chance has extensive experience as an instructor in professional development programs, a consultant, and as a speaker before practitioner groups. He was founder of Virginia Tech's student-managed investment portfolio.
Robert Brooks is the SouthTrust Professor of Financial Management at The University of Alabama; President of Financial Risk Management, LLC, a derivatives consulting firm; and founding partner of BlueCreek Investment Partners, LLC, a money management firm. Dr. Brooks earned his B.S. in finance from Florida State University and his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Florida. He has authored numerous articles appearing in both academic and practitioner journals. Professor Brooks has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and The Bond Buyer, as well as numerous regional newspapers. Dr. Brooks has consulted with money managers, major public utilities, energy companies, auditing firms, corporations, investment bankers, elected municipal officials, and commercial bankers regarding managing financial risks, derivatives valuation and software development. He also conducts professional development seminars on various aspects of financial risk management.
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