Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management

Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management

Author(s): Robert W. Kolb, James A. Overdahl

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011 10:37AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470499108

Online ISBN: 9781118266403

DOI: 10.1002/9781118266403

About this Book

Essential insights on the various aspects of financial derivatives

If you want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation, Financial Derivatives is the book for you. Through in-depth insights gleaned from years of financial experience, Robert Kolb and James Overdahl clearly explain what derivatives are and how you can prudently use them within the context of your underlying business activities.

Financial Derivatives introduces you to the wide range of markets for financial derivatives. This invaluable guide offers a broad overview of the different types of derivatives-futures, options, swaps, and structured products-while focusing on the principles that determine market prices. This comprehensive resource also provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting. Filled with helpful tables and charts, Financial Derivatives offers a wealth of knowledge on futures, options, swaps, financial engineering, and structured products.

  • Discusses what derivatives are and how you can prudently implement them within the context of your underlying business activities
  • Provides thorough coverage of financial derivatives and their role in risk management
  • Explores financial derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Overview of Financial Derivatives

  2. Part II: Types of Financial Derivatives

  3. Part III: The Structure of Derivatives Markets and Institutions

  4. Part IV: Pricing of Derivatives: Essential Concepts

  5. Part V: Advanced Pricing Techniques

  6. Part VI: Using Financial Derivatives

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