Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management

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Essential insights on the various aspects of financialderivatives

If you want to understand derivatives without getting boggeddown by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation,Financial Derivatives is the book for you. Through in-depthinsights gleaned from years of financial experience, Robert Kolband James Overdahl clearly explain what derivatives are and how youcan prudently use them within the context of your underlyingbusiness activities.

Financial Derivatives introduces you to the wide range ofmarkets for financial derivatives. This invaluable guide offers abroad overview of the different types of derivatives-futures,options, swaps, and structured products-while focusing on theprinciples that determine market prices. This comprehensiveresource also provides a thorough introduction to financialderivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporatesetting. Filled with helpful tables and charts, FinancialDerivatives offers a wealth of knowledge on futures, options,swaps, financial engineering, and structured products.

  • Discusses what derivatives are and how you can prudentlyimplement them within the context of your underlying businessactivities
  • Provides thorough coverage of financial derivatives and theirrole in risk management
  • Explores financial derivatives without getting bogged down bythe mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation

This informative guide will help you unlock the incrediblepotential of financial derivatives.

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At a time when our entire financial system is under great stress, many investors point to the misuse of derivatives as one of the primary causes of the financial meltdown. Long misunderstood by the general public, some financial derivatives are fairly simple?while others are quite complicated and require considerable mathematical and statistical knowledge to fully understand. But with our financial system now undergoing unprecedented changes, there has never been a better time to gain a firm understanding of these instruments.

As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Financial Derivatives skillfully explores the contemporary world of financial derivatives. Starting with a presumption of only a general knowledge of undergraduate finance, this collection of essential perspectives, written by leading figures in academics, industry, and government, provides a comprehensive understanding of financial derivatives. The contributors provide a complete overview of the types of financial derivatives and the markets in which they trade. They analyze the development and current state of derivatives markets?including their regulation?and examine the role of derivatives in risk management. They look at the pricing of derivatives, beginning with the fundamentals and move on to more advanced pricing techniques, showing how Monte Carlo methods can be applied to price derivatives.

The book concludes with an examination of the many ways derivatives can be used. While it is clear that financial derivatives are valuable for managing risks and for providing information about the future prices of underlying goods, they can also be used as very sophisticated speculation tools. The authors explore option strategies used to

speculate and show how the same strategies can be employed to reduce risk. In addition, they reveal how financial derivatives can effectively manage interest rate risk and discuss how hedge funds use financial derivatives.

Uncertainty is a hallmark of today's global financial marketplace. This essential guide to financial derivatives will help you unlock their vast potential for risk management and much, much more.

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PRAISE FOR FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES

The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled sourceof information dedicated to the most important issues in modernfinance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field offinance, and contains contributed chapters from both respectedacademics and experienced financial professionals. As part of theRobert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Financial Derivatives aims toprovide a comprehensive understanding of financial derivatives andhow you can prudently use them within the context of yourunderlying business activities.

For the public at large, financial derivatives have long beenthe most mysterious and least understood of all financialinstruments. Through in-depth insights gleaned from years offinancial experience, the contributors in this collection clearlyexplain what derivatives are without getting bogged down by themathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation.

Financial Derivatives offers a broad overview of the differenttypes of derivatives—futures, options, swaps, and structuredproducts—while focusing on the principles that determinemarket prices. This comprehensive resource also provides a thoroughintroduction to financial derivatives and their importance to riskmanagement in a corporate setting. Filled with in-depth analysisand examples, Financial Derivatives offers readers a wealth ofknowledge on futures, options, swaps, financial engineering, andstructured products.

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