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Autor: Paul Wilmott
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Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance

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Paul Wilmott writes,
"Quantitative finance is the most fascinating and rewardingreal-world application of mathematics. It is fascinating because ofthe speed at which the subject develops, the new products and thenew models which we have to understand. And it is rewarding becauseanyone can make a fundamental breakthrough.

"Having worked in this field for many years, I have come toappreciate the importance of getting the right balance betweenmathematics and intuition. Too little maths and you won't be ableto make much progress, too much maths and you'll be held back bytechnicalities. I imagine, but expect I will never know forcertain, that getting the right level of maths is like having theright equipment to climb Mount Everest; too little and you won'tmake the first base camp, too much and you'll collapse in a heapbefore the top.

"Whenever I write about or teach this subject I also aim to getthe right mix of theory and practice. Finance is not a hard sciencelike physics, so you have to accept the limitations of the models.But nor is it a very soft science, so without those models youwould be at a disadvantage compared with those better equipped. Ibelieve this adds to the fascination of the subject.

"This FAQs book looks at some of the most important aspects offinancial engineering, and considers them from both theoretical andpractical points of view. I hope that you will see that finance isjust as much fun in practice as in theory, and if you are readingthis book to help you with your job interviews, good luck! Let meknow how you get on!"
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Preface.

1 Quantitative Finance Timeline.

2 FAQs.

3 The Most Popular Probability Distributions and Their Uses inFinance.

4 Ten Different Ways to Derive Black Scholes.

5 Models and Equations.

6 The Black Scholes Formula and the Greeks.

7 Common Contracts.

8 Popular Quant Books.

9 The Most Popular Search Words and Phrases on Wilmott.com.

10 Brainteasers.

11 Paul & Dominic's Guide to Getting a Quant Job.

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Autor: Paul Wilmott
ISBN-13 :: 9780470972960
ISBN: 0470972963
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 428
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1. Auflage
Sonstiges: Ebook