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Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance
Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance By Rama Cont
2010 | 2024 Pages | ISBN: 0470057564 | PDF | 20 MB

The Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance is a major reference work designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of essential topics related to the quantitative modelling 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 author comprising over 400 leading academics and professionals worldwide, the Encyclopedia provides a balanced view of theoretical and practical aspects of quantitative modelling in finance.Topics covered in the Encyclopedia includethe historical development of quantitative modelling in finance, including biographies of influential figuresself-contained expositions of mathematical and statistical tools used in financial modellingauthoritative expositions on the foundations of financial theory and mathematical finance, including arbitrage pricing, asset pricing theory, option pricing and asset allocationcomprehensive 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 riskup-to-date surveys of the state of the art in computational finance: Monte Carlo simulation, partial differential equations (PDEs), Fourier transform methods, model calibrationdetailed 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 derivativespedagogical surveys of econometric methods and models used in finance, including GARCH models, GMM, realized volatility, factor models, Mixed Data Sampling and high-frequency dataempirical and theoretical aspects of market microstructure and trade-level modellingtimely entries on new topics such as commodity risk, electricity derivatives, algorithmic trading and multi-fractalsquantitative methods in actuarial science, including insurance derivatives, catastrophe bonds , equity-linked life insurance and other topics at the interface of finance and insuranceAll articles contain are cross-referenced to other relevant articles in the Encyclopedia and include detailed bibliographies for further reading.The scope and breadth of the Encyclopedia will 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 todays financial markets and products.

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