Advanced Guidance to Excelling in the FX Market
Once you have a textbook understanding of money market and foreign exchange products, turn to FX Options and Structured Products, Second Edition, for the beyond-vanilla options strategies and traded deals proven superior in today s post-credit crisis trading environment. With the thoroughness and balance of theory and practice only Uwe Wystup can deliver, this fully revised edition offers authoritative solutions for the real world in an easy-to-access format. See how specific products actually work through detailed case studies featuring clear examples of FX options, common structures and custom solutions. This complete resource is both a wellspring of ideas and a hands-on guide to structuring and executing your own strategies. Distinguish yourself with a valued skillset by:
Working through practical and thought-provoking challenges in more than six dozen exercises, all with complete solutions in a companion volume
Gaining a working knowledge of the latest, most popular products, including accumulators, kikos, target forwards and more
Getting close to the everyday realities of the FX derivatives market through new, illuminating case studies for corporates, municipalities and private banking
FX Options and Structured Products, Second Edition is your go-to road map to the exotic options in FX derivatives.
UWE WYSTUP is the founder and managing director of Math-Finance AG, a consulting and software company specializing in quantitative finance, implementation of derivatives models, valuation and validation services. During his career, he worked as a financial engineer, structurer and consultant in FX options trading teams for such banks as Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Citibank, UBS and Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. An internationally known FX options expert in academia and practice, he lectures on financial engineering as an honorary professor at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a professor of financial option price modeling and foreign exchange derivatives at Antwerp University, in addition to giving seminars all over the world. He coedited (with Jurgen Hakala) the industry standard, Foreign Exchange Risk.
0 Preface 17 0.1 Scope of this Book 17 0.2 The Readership 18 0.3 About the Author 19 0.4 Acknowledgments 19 1 Foreign Exchange Derivatives 21 1.1 Literature Review 21 1.2 A Journey through the History of Options 21 1.3 Currency Options 23 1.4 Technical Issues for Vanilla Options 24 1.5 Volatility 55 1.6 Basic Strategies Containing Vanilla Options 83 1.7 First Generation Exotics 104 1.8 Second Generation Exotics (Single Currency Pair) 192 1.9 Second Generation Exotics (Multiple Currency Pairs) 217 2 Structured Products 237 2.1 Forward Transactions 237 2.2 Target Forwards 291 2.3 Series of Strategies 320 2.4 Deposits, Loans, Bonds and Certificates 324 2.5 Interest Rate and Cross Currency Swaps 344 2.6 Participation Notes 376 2.7 Hybrid FX Products 381 2.8 Treasury Case Studies 389 3 Hedge Accounting 403 3.1 Hedge Accounting under IAS 39 403 3.2 Hedge Accounting under IFRS 9 475 4 Foreign Exchange Markets 483 4.1 Vanna-Volga Pricing 483 4.2 Bid Ask Spreads 495 4.3 Systems and Software 498 4.4 Trading and Sales 500 4.5 Currency Pairs 506 4.6 Things to Remember 510 4.7 Glossary 510