The authentic voice of a genuine master of his craft in a full introduction to modern derivatives pricing and hedging that is clear, provocative and rich in insight and experience. - Designed for the widest audience, without sacrificing a high level of understanding, graduating from limited math to arithmetic and algebra and some calculus - Covers forwards and futures, options, binomial trees, Black-Scholes, volatility and dynamic strategies with detailed definitions and examples
Mark Rubinstein Mark Rubinstein is the Paul Stephens Professor of Applied Investment Analysis at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a graduate of Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of California at Los Angeles. Professor Rubinstein is renowned for his work on the binominal option pricing model (also known as the Cox-Ross-Rubinstein model). His publications include the book Options Markets, as well as more than 50 publications in leading finance and economic journals. He is currently an associate editor of 10 journals in these areas. He has won numerous prizes and awards for his research and writing on derivatives, including International Financial Engineer of the Year for 1995. In 1993 he served as President of the American Finance Association.
Preface Assets, Derivatives and Markets Basic concepts Underlying assets Classes of derivatives Examples of derivatives Markets Forwards and Futures Asset and Cash Valuation and replication Examples of forwards and futures Hedging with futures Swaps Introduction to Options Basic positions Combined positions Valuation Replication The Binomial Option Pricing Model Single-period model Multiperiod model Hedging with options Extensions Options on bonds The Black-Scholes Formula Derivation Hedging parameters Extensions Volatility Realised volatility Implied volatility Dynamic Strategies Dynamic asset allocation Portfolio insurance Simulation Glossary Bibliography Index