Financial calculus. An introduction to derivative pricing. Martin Baxter. Nomura International London. Andrew Rennie. Head ofDebt Analytics, Merrill Lynch. Stats, Xing, Summer 7. Reference. 1. Martin Baxter & Andrew Rennie ( ). Financial Calculus: An introduction to derivative pricing. Financial Calculus has 50 ratings and 3 reviews. Taylor said: This is the most intuitive and Martin Baxter,. Andrew Rennie. · Rating details · 50 ratings · 3 .
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Financial Calculus (Martin Baxter, Andrew Rennie) – review
Honestly, while I didn’t love this book, it should still be considered a must-read simply because of the paucity of better offerings. Open Preview See a Problem? Ben rated it really liked it Jul 16, Rennke are no discussion topics on this book yet. Other readers are likely to be less interested in financil various elaborations and want more philosophical and empirical background. Keelhaul rated it really liked it Jan 02, No trivia or quizzes yet.
Financial Calculus by Martin Baxter
Unfortunately, this isn’t self-contained, and readers will need to consult other sources to get a full rigorous introduction to the topics of measure theory, martingale calculuz, and rigorous probability theory. Chan-Ho rated it really liked it Apr 09, A full Glossary of probabilistic and financial terms is The first rigorous and accessible account of the mathematics behind the pricing, construction, and hedging of derivative securities, this book explains, with mathematical precision and in a style tailored for market practitioners, such key concepts as martingales, change of measure, and the Heath-Jarrow-Morton model.
Feb 10, Taylor rated it it was amazing. Hans-peter rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Sep 05, Austin rated it liked it Renmie Financial Calculus by Martin Baxter.
This is a “widely accepted model”, “sophisticated enough to produce interesting models and rejnie enough to be tractable”, “at least a plausible match to the real world”, and “a respectable stochastic model”. And chapter five, which I only glanced over, builds progressively more complex models for interest rates.
The first rigorous and accessible account of the mathematics behind the pricing, construction, and hedging of derivative securities, this book explains, with mathematical precision and in a style tailored for market practitioners, such key concepts as martingales, change of measure, and the Heath-Jarrow-Morton model.
Minhao Gu rated it it was amazing Mar 09, The models presented in Financial Calculus are abstractions, and obviously any real-world application would need to address a whole range of issues not considered: If most real-world markets are not Brownian, as Mandelbrot and others have argued, that doesn’t undermine any of the mathematics in Financial Calculus but does make its utility entirely unclear.
This covers basic options. While this is true for a simple binomial model, in continuous time filtrations have a much more subtle nature — this is where a suitable background in measure theory comes in handy. Lists with This Book.
One concern I have is with calfulus assumption of Brownian price movements, for which Baxter and Rennie offer no more than hand-waving support — but where, given the number of times they wave their hands, they clearly realise there is a problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Preview — Financial Calculus by Martin Baxter. In contrast to messier models involving explicit simulations or numerical methods, it’s not so clear here how to evaluate the sensitivity of the results to uncertainties or to changes in the assumptions.
Sam Nazari rated it liked it Jan 18, It is clearly presented, with a systematic build up of the necessary results, and with extensions separated from the ajd ideas.
Return to Book Page. The only evidence provided is fniancial comparison of two small finzncial vaguely similar graphs, one of the UK FTA index from to and the other generated using exponential Brownian motion.
Jack Gidding rated it it was ok Apr 12, Misha rated it really liked it Jan 29, Books by Financcial Baxter. Chapter three extends this to the continuous realm, using basic stochastic calculus, Ito’s formula and stochastic finacial equations. This book will be especially useful to people with a background in economic theory who are having trouble making the conceptual link between risk aversion, subjective-expected utility theory and pricing via equivalent martingale measures. Chapter four applies and extends this to other kinds of securities: Want to Read saving….
John rated it really liked it Aug 15, And, retrospectively, I probably should have. Robert Patterson rated it it was amazing Mar 18, Alexander rated it liked it Mar 19, While some background knowledge of options and Black-Scholes is appropriate, this is a fairly self-contained introduction to risk-neutral pricing.
Martin Baxter + Andrew Rennie
Financial Calculus is a presentation of the mathematics behind derivative pricing, building up to the Black-Scholes theorem and then extending the theory calulus a range of different financial instruments. Jan rated it liked it Dec 30, Radha rated it it was amazing Apr 05, For example, in the chapter that introduces the binomial asset pricing model, the authors describe filtrations as being the history of the price process up to a given point in time.
This is the most intuitive and concise introduction to asset pricing via equivalent martingale measures that I’ve yet encountered.