This text is designed for courses on fixed income securities at the MBA level and graduate level courses in finance. The goal of the text is to provide comprehensive coverage of fixed income instruments and models. A risk management perspective of option theory is presented throughout. The text adopts a non-institutional, binomial approach to fixed income securities based on option pricing technologies, providing cutting-edge theory and technique. While the book is based on the Heath-Jarrow-Morton (HJM) model of interest rate options, discussions also compare and contrast other related models such as the Hall-White model. In addition, traditional techniques of duration and convexity are discussed as these relate to the HJM model. Statistics and algebra are prerequisites.
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Review of the First Edition
“Interest-rate risk management is generally perceived as one of the most technical areas in modern finance. The sheer number of different, rather cumbersome and somewhat abstract, models that exist to price and hedge interest-rate-sensitive claims, has intimidated all but the most determined academicians and practitioners. This unfortunate perception of the subject will be reversed for most who read Robert A. Jarrow’s new book . . . [in which] he has packaged his knowledge and insight into a form that anyone can understand. . . . It is a book targeted to the advanced MBA student, the Ph.D. student, and the technical Wall Street crowd. Each audience should be pleased with it. . . . It is the best book in the interest-rate pricing area.”—Journal of Finance
“The Second Edition is written in a style that makes it invaluable to a wide audience. For the specialist, it provides a clear and concise discussion of virtually every aspect of fixed income modeling—from model construction through to implementation and estimation. For the newcomer, it provides a 'from the ground up' approach with an introduction to traded securities, theory, modeling and application."—Andrew Jeffrey, Yale School of Management
This book teaches the basics of fixed-income securities in a way that, unlike competitive texts, requires a minimum of prerequisites. While other books focus heavily on institutional details of the bond market, all of which could easily be learned “on the job,” Jarrow is more concerned with presenting a coherent theoretical framework for understanding all basic models. His unified approach—the Heath Jarrow Morton model—under which all other models are presented as special cases, enhances understanding while avoiding repetition. The author’s pricing model is widely used in today’s securities industry.
In this revised edition, the author has added new chapters to enrich coverage, and has modified the order of chapters slightly to smooth the progression of material from simple to complex. Online material will be available with the text, replacing the diskette included in the first edition; lecture notes for instructors will be available on PowerPoint slides. MathWorks has provided a free online, limited version of the MATLAB’s financial derivatives toolbox, with which users of the book can apply the theory presented in each chapter.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Har/Dsk. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0079122531