Description

Five new chapters, numerous additions to existing chapters, and an expanded collection of questions and exercises make this Second Edition an essential part of everyone's library. Between defining swaps on its first page and presenting a case study on its last, Salih Neftci's introduction to financial engineering shows readers how to create financial assets in static and dynamic environments. Poised among intuition, actual events, and financial mathematics, this book can be used to solve problems in risk management, taxation, regulation, and above all, pricing.

Key Features

* The Second Edition presents 5 new chapters on structured product engineering, credit markets and instruments, and principle protection techniques, among other topics * Additions, clarifications, and illustrations throughout the volume show these instruments at work instead of explaining how they should act * The Solutions Manual enhances the text by presenting additional cases and solutions to exercises

Readership

Primary: financial engineers, quantitative analysts in banks, investment houses, and other financial industry professionals; graduate students in financial engineering and financial mathematics programs.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Hedge Fund Industry 3. Cash Flow Engineering and Forward Contracts 4. Engineering Simple Interest Rate Derivatives 5. Introduction to Swap Engineering 6. Repo Market Strategies in Financial Engineering 7. Dynamic Replication Methods and Synthetics 8. Mechanics of Options 9. Engineering Convexity Positions 10. Options Engineering With Applications 11. Pricing Tools in Financial Engineering 12. Some Applications of the Fundamental Theorem 13. Fixed-Income Engineering 14. Tools for Volatility Engineering, Volatility Swaps, and Volatility Trading 15. Volatility as an Asset Class and the Smile 16. Credit Markets: CDS Engineering 17. Essentials of Structured Product Engineering 18. Credit Indices and their Tranches 19. Default Correlation Pricing and Trading 20. Principle Protection Techniques 21. Caps/Floors and Swaptions with an Application to Mortgages 22. Engineering of Equity Instruments: Pricing and Replication

Details

No. of pages:
696
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080919973
Print ISBN:
9780123735744

About the author

Salih Neftci

Professor Neftci completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and was head of the FAME Certificate program in Switzerland. He taught at the Graduate School, City University of New York; ICMA Centre, University of Reading; and at the University of Lausanne. He was also a Visiting Professor in the Finance Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Known his books and articles, he was a regular columnist for CBN daily, the most influential financial newspaper in China.

Reviews

"Its focus on financial engineering and the actual use of derivative instruments makes Neftci's book an extremely useful complement to the standard introductions to derivative pricing and financial mathematics. The value of the text has been enhanced further by the addition of five chapters on structured products and credit derivatives not present in the first edition." --Rüdiger Frey, University of Leipzig “Since its publication in 2004, Neftci's book has become the de facto reference text for financial engineering practitioners and academics. With renewed and extended emphasis on structured products engineering, Neftci keeps the material relevant and up to date for the current state of the financial markets.” --Dan Stefanica, Baruch College