Futures and Options: Concepts and Applications

 
9780071313643: Futures and Options: Concepts and Applications
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Target Audience

  • Traders, investors, and serious students of Finance
  • Full-time students pursuing a graduate level course on futures and options
  • Lecturers who wish to adopt this book as supplementary material for courses on financial markets and international finance
  • Market professionals who will find this book a useful and handy reference in their daily work

Overview
This book presents an in-depth exposition of the major derivative categories, namely futures, options, and swaps. Written in a racy and conversational style, the book simulates a one-on-one discussion between the reader and the author. It covers the intricacies of the financial instruments and the markets in which they are traded. It is embellished with sufficient numerical examples to facilitate the learning process. Readers are given adequate opportunities to test their comprehension by way of end-of-chapter questions and review of key concepts.
The book is intended to serve as a one-stop reference for traders, investors, and serious students of Finance. It is a stand-alone text that seamlessly integrates material on the underlying financial securities such as stocks, stock indices, money and bond markets, and foreign exchange with the core concepts of the derivatives markets. It can also serve as a textbook for a graduate level course on futures and options, and readers should find that it provides adequate coverage of both forwards and futures contracts and options contracts.
The text can also be used as supplementary material for courses on financial markets and international finance. Market professionals will find this book a useful and handy reference in their daily work.

Key Features of this Book

  • Foreword by Professor Tom Smith (Australian National University)
  • Exhaustive coverage of both futures and options
  • A racy and conversational style of exposition
  • Numerous illustrations and examples
  • Assignment questions and review of key concepts that provide an in-depth test of the readers comprehension

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About the Author:

Sunil K Parameswaran is a visiting faculty at some of the leading business schools in India, where he anchors courses in the area of Finance. His primary areas of interest are securities markets, financial derivatives, fixed income securities, international finance, and money and banking. He has delivered training programs on global securities markets and global banking to some of the multinational information technology firms located in India. His prominent clients include WIPRO Technologies, HCL Technologies, MINDTREE Consulting, JP Morgan Chase, Societe Generale, ANZ Information Technology, and Kanbay (now a part of Cap Gemini).
Sunil obtained his PhD in Finance from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina in the U.S. Prior to that, he graduated in Chemistry from St. Stephen s College, Delhi University and subsequently obtained his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has several years of teaching experience and has taught at leading business schools in the U.S., Singapore, Australia, and India.
A prolific writer, Sunil has published several books, primarily in the field of financial derivatives, with McGraw-Hill in India and John Wiley in Singapore.

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