Apply practical derivatives knowledge to truly test your understanding Derivatives Workbook offers practical instruction for students and professionals seeking additional guidance on working with derivatives instruments. Created by CFA Institute as a companion to the comprehensive Derivatives text, this book helps you practice using what you've learned through problems that mimic real-world scenarios. Working with different derivatives instruments helps you gauge how well you understand the instruments' characteristics, both shared and unique; this intimate knowledge is essential to effective portfolio management, and this book provides an expertly-designed, low-stakes environment ideal for self-assessment. Derivatives—financial instruments that derive their value from the value of some underlying asset—have become increasingly important for effective risk management, and fundamental for creating synthetic exposures to asset classes. Whether you're a student aspiring to a career in finance, or a professional seeking a stronger skill set, this workbook is an invaluable tool for simulating the use of derivatives in everyday practice. Work more effectively with different types of derivative instruments Master the valuation of forward, future, options, and swap contracts Utilize options for risk management and portfolio optimization Explore the practical aspects of working within the derivatives markets As in other security markets, arbitrage and market efficiency play a critical role in derivative pricing. The experts at CFA Institute recognize the need for realistic, practical derivatives training that translates well into real-world practice; this workbook fills the gap with a wealth of practice problems that have value to both aspiring and practicing investment professionals. Derivatives Workbook provides authoritative training and comprehensive practical instruction on derivative instruments, their markets, and valuation.
The complete guide to derivatives, from the experts at the CFA Derivatives is the definitive guide to derivatives, derivative markets, and the use of options in risk management. Written by the experts at the CFA Institute, this book provides authoritative reference for students and investment professionals seeking a deeper understanding for more comprehensive portfolio management. General discussion of the types of derivatives and their characteristics gives way to detailed examination of each market and its contracts, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps, followed by a look at credit derivatives markets and their instruments. Included lecture slides help bring this book directly into the classroom, while the companion workbook (sold separately) provides problems and solutions that align with the text and allows students to test their understanding while facilitating deeper internalization of the material. Derivatives have become essential to effective financial risk management, and create synthetic exposure to asset classes. This book builds a conceptual framework for understanding derivative fundamentals, with systematic coverage and detailed explanations. Understand the different types of derivatives and their characteristics Delve into the various markets and their associated contracts Examine the use of derivatives in portfolio management Learn why derivatives are increasingly fundamental to risk management The CFA Institute is the world's premier association for investment professionals, and the governing body for the CFA, CIPM, and Investment Foundations Programs. Those seeking a deeper understanding of the markets, mechanisms, and use of derivatives will value the level of expertise CFA lends to the discussion, providing a clear, comprehensive resource for students and professionals alike. Whether used alone or in conjunction with the companion workbook, Derivatives offers a complete course in derivatives and their markets.
Fixed Income Analysis Workbook helps busy professionals better understand and apply the concepts and methodologies essential to fixed income portfolio management. A companion to the Fixed Income Analysis text, this helpful workbook offers learning objectives, chapter summaries, and practice problems that reinforce the practitioner-oriented material to give readers the confidence they need before applying these concepts to real cases. Readers will test their understanding of the metrics, methods, and mechanics associated with fixed income portfolios, and make use of the tools and techniques described in the text. Work topic-specific practice problems to facilitate intuitive understanding Review each topic quickly using clear chapter summaries Understand each chapter's objective to avoid missing key information Practice important methods and techniques before applying them in the real world For a more solid understanding of fixed income portfolio management, Fixed Income Analysis Workbook is a complete, practical resource.
Understand derivatives in a nonmathematical way Financial Derivatives, Third Edition gives readers a broad working knowledge of derivatives. For individuals who want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down in the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation Financial Derivatives, Third Edition is the perfect read. This comprehensive resource provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting.
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.
In the updated second edition of Don Chance’s well-received Essays in Derivatives, the author once again keeps derivatives simple enough for the beginner, but offers enough in-depth information to satisfy even the most experienced investor. This book provides up-to-date and detailed coverage of various financial products related to derivatives and contains completely new chapters covering subjects that include why derivatives are used, forward and futures pricing, operational risk, and best practices.