Financial Calculus: An Introduction to Derivative Pricing, by Martin Baxter and Andrew Rennie presents rigorous and accessible account of the mathematics behind the pricing, development, and hedging of spinoff securities. Actual examples from stock, forex, and rate of interest markets are used. The text also offers a transparent view and introduction to modern mathematical finance for probabilities and statisticians
With mathematical precision and in a style tailor-made for market practioners, the authors describe key concepts akin to martingales, change of measure, and the Heath-Jarrow-Morton model. Ranging from discrete-time hedging on binary trees, the authors develop steady-time stock models (together with the Black-Scholes methodology).
They stress practicalities including examples from inventory, foreign money and interest rate markets, all accompanied by graphical illustrations with practical data. The authors provide a full glossary of probabilistic and monetary terms. Continuous fashions are the topic of the following chapter, where the ever present Brownian movement is introduced.
Financial Calculus: An Introduction to Derivative Pricing offers introduction to financial engineering from the standpoint of martingales, and assumes the reader is aware of only elementary calculus and likelihood theory. After giving a motivating instance entitled “the parable of the bookmaker” the authors clarify within the introduction the difference between pricing derivatives by expected value versus utilizing the concept of arbitrage.
The authors do a wonderful job of discussing the binomial tree mannequin utilizing solely elementary mathematics. This is a wonderful book for anybody who needs an intuitive understanding of using stochastic calculus in monetary engineering. The dialogue could be very lucid and easy to understand.
Financial Calculus: An Introduction to Derivative Pricing [Hardcover]
Martin Baxter and Andrew Rennie
Cambridge University Press