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Mathematics for Finance: An Introduction to Financial Engineering (Anglais) Broché – 11 juillet 2003

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38 internautes sur 39 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
A great introduction to financial engineering 9 avril 2004
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
This is a great book at a great price. As an undegraduate student reading for a degree in mathematics with financial management, I've found this textbook to be of great help in the derivative securities and portfolio theory modules I am doing this year. There is a nice balance between examples, theory, and exercises (all complete with solutions). The examples and excercises have been particularly helpful to me - they don't just illustrate and consolidate the various topics, but most importantly prepare the ground for the exciting new ideas to come. Compared to other books recommended for my mudules in mathematical finance, this is by far the most readable. What seems to be daunting mathematical theory full of unnesessary abstractions in the other books I have tried, this one has somehow managed to appear easy, indeedd almost obvious when you come to think of it (just look at pricing American options, for example!).
There are a few typos in various places and it is well worth visiting the book's web page at [...] (and click on the accompanying website) for a list of corrections. At the same place, I have also located some nice Excel files that can be downloaed, with numerical solutions to case studies and excercises in the more advanced chapters - these are neatly designed and are of great help in following the text. I just wish there was even more material covered in similar Excel files.
In all respects, a great book this, and well worth spending under 20 quid.
37 internautes sur 38 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Excellent Starting Place for Financial Software Developers 29 décembre 2004
Par J.F. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
While shy on the mathematics for the would-be-quants, this treatment of mathematical financial is way beyond the mundane coverage typically seen in MBA-level texts, is widely accessible, and very well written.

The other reviewer's comments on Black-Scholes are wrong. Chapter eight is entirely devoted to the Black-Scholes formula and models and Chapter nine is a study in its applications (hedging the greeks, etc...)

Smarter than many of the more high-level math texts (Joshi, Willmott, Neftci, etc...) in that it is both an introduction to the financial topics as well as the mathematics and links the intuitive (and counter-intuitive) observations of how financial instruments should behave with the formal and mathematical discussion of how they really do behave.

Not nearly as good in the math as the others mentioned.
39 internautes sur 41 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
The very best intro. . .Ideal for self-study 6 juin 2005
Par Polymath-In-Training - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Part of my job is executing derivatives trades and doing risk management. This is the best introduction to financial engineering that I have seen. The authors explain their topic clearly. A major strength of the book is the numerous exercises, WITH WORKED SOLUTIONS. If you work through most of the exercises, your understanding of financial engineering will be greatly enhanced.

This book is ideal for self-study. At under $40, it is better than other books at twice the price. I recommend it without reservation.
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an excellent introduction 12 mars 2004
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Absolutely fantastic introduction to Financial Engineering. The first thing that strikes me about this gem is that it is very readable: the authors' writing style is straight-forward and concise, and at the same time manages to explain the concepts very well: no lecturing, no wordiness. There is a prevailing pattern of presentation to ideas: introduction, example, theorem, proof, excercise, and it works out wonderfully. The text is well integrated with equations. Well worth the money.
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Great Book for Undergrad Quants 29 août 2005
Par Soccer Fan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Mathematics for Finance (An Introduction to Financial Engineering) is a book intended for undergrad students "IN MATHEMATICS" or other discipline with a relative high mathematical content.

The book assumes some basic notion of Calculus and Probability Theory and it is focused more on the mathematics than in its theory and application of Finance. If you are looking to dwell into the mathematics (Proof of Equations) this is a great book, but if you are looking for a book that is rich in theory and in application then you should consider "Option, Future and Other Derivatives" or "Quantitative Methods for Finance" as an alternative. Both books are "a most" for any finance student and are of great help. Now if you want an introduction into the mathematics behind Finance then this book is a perfect purchase.

Important to state that all the problems presented in this book are solved meaning that it is great for self teaching. Marek Capinsi and Thomas Zastawniak have done a great job on this book.

I gave it four stars, because it has room for impovement.
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