Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance

Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance

Online ISBN: 9780470061602

DOI: 10.1002/9780470061602

Editor(s): Rama Cont

About this Book

The definitive reference to quantitative finance, written by the leading academics and practitioners in the field

Aims and Scope

The Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance is an essential reference work which provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of quantitative modeling in finance.

Structure and Format

The Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance is a multi-volume reference work aimed at quants, risk managers, graduate students, academic researchers and all those interested in quantitative modeling in finance. Published in 4 volumes of approximately 500 pages each, the Encyclopedia includes alphabetically arranged entries compiled from the contributions of more than 400 authors.

“What initially looked like an impossible undertaking has become a formidable achievement, stretching from the theoretical foundations to the most recent cutting edge methods. Mille bravos!” - Dr Bruno Dupire, Bloomberg L.P.

The Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance is a major reference work designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of essential topics related to the quantitative modeling of financial markets, with authoritative contributions from leading academics and professionals. Drawing on contributions from a wide spectrum of experts in fields including financial economics, econometrics, mathematical finance, operations research, numerical analysis, risk management and statistics, the Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance faithful reflects the multidisciplinary nature of its subject. With a pool of authors comprising over 400 leading academics and professionals worldwide, the Encyclopedia provides a balanced view of theoretical and practical aspects of quantitative modeling in finance.

Topics covered in the Encyclopedia include

• The historical development of quantitative modeling in finance, including biographies of influential figures

• Self-contained expositions of mathematical and statistical tools used in financial modeling

• Authoritative expositions on the foundations of financial theory and mathematical finance, including arbitrage pricing, asset pricing theory, option pricing and asset allocation

• Comprehensive reviews of various aspects of risk management: credit risk, market risk, operational risk, economic capital and Basel II with a detailed coverage of topics related to credit risk

• Up-to-date surveys of the state of the art in computational finance: Monte Carlo simulation, partial differential equations (PDEs), Fourier transforms methods, model calibration

• Detailed entries on various types of financial derivatives and methods used for pricing and hedging them, including equity derivatives, credit derivatives, interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange derivatives

• Pedagogical surveys of econometric methods and models used in finance, including GARCH models, GMM, realized volatility, factor models, Mixed Data Sampling and high-frequency data

• Empirical and theoretical aspects of market microstructure and trade-level modeling

• Timely entries on new topics such as commodity risk, electricity derivatives, algorithmic trading and multi-fractals

• Quantitative methods in actuarial science, including insurance derivatives, catastrophe bonds , equity-linked life insurance and other topics at the interface of finance and insurance

All articles are cross-referenced to other relevant articles in the Encyclopedia and include detailed bibliographies for further reading. The scope and breadth of the Encyclopedia make it an invaluable resource for students and researchers in finance, quantitative analysts and developers, risk managers, portfolio managers, regulators, financial market analysts and anyone interested in the complexity of today’s financial markets and products.

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