Pricing and Hedging Interest and Credit Risk Sensitive Instruments
- Frank Skinner, Reader in Finance, ISMA Centre, University of Reading, UK.
This book is tightly focused on the pricing and hedging of fixed income securities and their derivatives. It is targeted at those who are interested in trading these instruments in an investment bank, but is also useful for those responsible for monitoring compliance of the traders such as regulators, back office staff, middle and senior lever managers. To broaden its appeal, this book lowers the barriers to learning by keeping math to a minimum and by illustrating concepts through detailed numerical examples using Excel workbooks/spreadsheets on a CD with the book. On the accompanying CD with the book, three interest rate models are illustrated: Ho and Lee, constant volatility and Black Derman and Toy, along with two evolutionary models, Vasicek and CIR and two credit risk models, Jarrow and Turnbull and Duffie and Singleton. These are implemented via spreadsheets on the CD.
Traders in fixed income products and their derivatives; Back office staff; Middle managers who are interested in catching up on what has been happening in the fixed income area over the last decade; and regulators and auditors who are responsible for monitoring investment bank activity.