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Tools for Computational Finance

Authors: Seydel, Rüdiger

  • Provides exercises at the end of each chapter that range from simple tasks to more challenging projects
  • Covers on an introductory level the very important issue of computational aspects of derivative pricing
  • People with a background of stochastics, numerics, and derivative pricing will gain an immediate profit
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About this Textbook

The disciplines of financial engineering and numerical computation differ greatly, however computational methods are used in a number of ways across the field of finance. It is the aim of this book to explain how such methods work in financial engineering; specifically the use of numerical methods as tools for computational finance. By concentrating on the field of option pricing, a core task of financial engineering and risk analysis, this book explores a wide range of computational tools in a coherent and focused manner and will be of use to the entire field of computational finance. Starting with an introductory chapter that presents the financial and stochastic background, the remainder of the book goes on to detail computational methods using both stochastic and deterministic approaches.

Now in its fifth edition, Tools for Computational Finance has been significantly revised and contains:

  • A new chapter on incomplete markets which links to new appendices on Viscosity solutions and the Dupire equation;
  • Several new parts throughout the book such as that on the calculation of sensitivities (Sect. 3.7) and the introduction of penalty methods and their application to a two-factor model (Sect. 6.7)
  • Additional material in the field of analytical methods including Kim’s integral representation and its computation
  • Guidelines for comparing algorithms and judging their efficiency
  • An extended chapter on finite elements that now includes a discussion of two-asset options
  • Additional exercises, figures and references

Written from the perspective of an applied mathematician, methods are introduced as tools within the book for immediate and straightforward application. A ‘learning by calculating’ approach is adopted throughout this book enabling readers to explore several areas of the financial world.

Interdisciplinary in nature, this book will appeal to advanced undergraduate students in mathematics, engineering and other scientific disciplines as well as professionals in financial engineering.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Modeling Tools for Financial Options

    Seydel, Rüdiger U.

    Pages 1-74

  • Generating Random Numbers with Specified Distributions

    Seydel, Rüdiger U.

    Pages 75-108

  • Monte Carlo Simulation with Stochastic Differential Equations

    Seydel, Rüdiger U.

    Pages 109-154

  • Standard Methods for Standard Options

    Seydel, Rüdiger U.

    Pages 155-227

  • Finite-Element Methods

    Seydel, Rüdiger U.

    Pages 229-272

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eBook $59.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.95
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2992-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tools for Computational Finance
Authors
Series Title
Universitext
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2993-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2993-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2992-9
Series ISSN
0172-5939
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XVII, 429
Number of Illustrations and Tables
98 b/w illustrations
Topics