Advanced Fixed Income Analysis - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080999388, 9780080999418

Advanced Fixed Income Analysis

2nd Edition

Authors: Moorad Choudhry Michele Lizzio
eBook ISBN: 9780080999418
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080999388
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th August 2015
Page Count: 272
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Description

Each new chapter of the Second Edition covers an aspect of the fixed income market that has become relevant to investors but is not covered at an advanced level in existing textbooks. This is material that is pertinent to the investment decisions but is not freely available to those not originating the products. Professor Choudhry’s method is to place ideas into contexts in order to keep them from becoming too theoretical. While the level of mathematical sophistication is both high and specialized, he includes a brief introduction to the key mathematical concepts.  This is a book on the financial markets, not mathematics, and he provides few derivations and fewer proofs. He draws on both his personal experience as well as his own research to bring together subjects of practical importance to bond market investors and analysts.

Key Features

  • Presents practitioner-level theories and applications, never available in textbooks
  • Focuses on financial markets, not mathematics
  • Covers relative value investing, returns analysis, and risk estimation

Readership

Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students studying fixed income markets.  Relevant courses include "Fixed Income Markets" and "Fixed Income Portfolio Management."   This material is appropriate for those in pre-professional programs for the corporate sector because companies are turning more frequently to raising funds by selling bonds instead of equity shares.

Table of Contents

1. Asset-Swap Spreads and Relative Value Analysis
2. The Dynamics of Asset Prices
3. Interest-Rate Models
4. Interest-Rate Models I
5. Fitting the Tem Structure
6. Advanced Analytics for Index-Linked Bonds
7. Analysing the Long-Bond Yield
8. The Default Risk of Corporate Bonds
9. Convertible Securities: Analysis and Valuation
10. Floating-Rate Notes
11. Bonds with Embedded Options

Details

No. of pages:
272
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080999418
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080999388

About the Author

Moorad Choudhry

Moorad Choudhry

Moorad Choudhry is Chief Executive Officer, Habib Bank Zurich PLC in London, and Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University. Previously he was Head of Treasury of the Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to joining RBS, he was a bond trader and structured finance repo trader at KBC Financial Products, ABN Amro Hoare Govett Limited and Hambros Bank Limited. He has a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London and an MBA from Henley Business School. Moorad lives in Surrey, England.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Executive Officer, Habib Bank Zurich PLC and Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University.

Michele Lizzio

Michele Lizzio

Michele Lizzio is an Analyst in the Investment Banking division at Mediobanca in Milan (Italy). Before Mediobanca, Michele was an Analyst at Deloitte Financial Advisory, Valuation Services in Milan (Italy). He graduated cum laude in MSc Corporate Finance from the University of Brescia and began his career collaborating with Alberto Falini, Professor of Corporate Finance at University of Brescia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mediobanca Deloitte Financial Advisory

Reviews

"It is always welcome news when hearing of a new publication or edition from Professor Choudhry. The 2nd edition of Advanced Fixed Income Analysis maintains his always high standards, written in trademark accessible style that brings clarity to some of the more exotic analytical issues in fixed income markets. Highly recommended."  --Mohamoud Dualeh, Head of Product Development, Alizz Islamic Bank, Muscat

"A most worthwhile and long-awaited update, very informative and makes simple what is undoubtedly some arcane bond market technical features."  --Zhuoshi Liu, Economist, CIC International, Hong Kong

"A genuinely valuable handbook for the fixed income practitioner."  --Maira Chatziperou, Treasury Transaction Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland, London

"An invaluable reading for practitioners and advanced students in fixed income analysis. This book is well thought-out and provides a clear, concise and hands-on view of the complexities pervading fixed income instruments and derivatives. Topics are presented in a "user friendly" way, which helps getting a quick understanding of the matters. Highly recommended!"  --Giovanni Gaspardo, Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory, Milan

"An excellent book that is improved, updated and simplified is always welcome in the libraries of the best professionals and advanced students. The second edition of Advanced Fixed Income Analysis is one of those books."  --Alberto Falini, Professor of Corporate Finance, University of Brescia, Milan

"Advanced Fixed Income Analysis clearly explains the critical concepts and advanced approaches in fixed income analysis. The topical coverage and rigor are well suited for experienced practitioners looking to refresh knowledge and stay up to date or university students who want to learn more about fixed income applications. This is a very useful book!"  --Gianluca Beltracchi, Associate Analyst, Moody`s Investors Service, London