Risk and Asset Allocation

Author: Attilio Meucci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642009646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 5424

This encyclopedic, detailed resource covers all the steps of one-period allocation from the foundations to the most advanced developments. It includes a large number of figures and examples as well as real trading and asset management case studies.

Advances in Financial Risk Management

Corporates, Intermediaries and Portfolios

Author: Jonathan A. Batten,Peter MacKay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 764

The latest research on measuring, managing and pricing financial risk. Three broad perspectives are considered: financial risk in non-financial corporations; in financial intermediaries such as banks; and finally within the context of a portfolio of securities of different credit quality and marketability.

Strategic Asset Allocation in Fixed Income Markets

A Matlab Based User's Guide

Author: Ken Nyholm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470721073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8539

Matlab is used within nearly all investment banks and is a requirement in most quant job ads. There is no other book written for finance practitioners that covers this Enables readers to implement financial and econometric models in Matlab All central concepts and theories are illustrated by Matlab implementations which are accompanied by detailed descriptions of the programming steps needed All concepts and techniques are introduced from a basic level Chapter 1 introduces Matlab and matrix algebra, it serves to make the reader familiar with the use and basic capabilities if Matlab. The chapter concludes with a walkthrough of a linear regression model, showing how Matlab can be used to solve an example problem analytically and by the use of optimization and simulation techniques Chapter 2 introduces expected return and risk as central concepts in finance theory using fixed income instruments as examples, the chapter illustrates how risk measures such as standard deviation, Modified duration, VaR, and expected shortfall can be calculated empirically and in closed form Chapter 3 introduces the concept of diversification and illustrates how the efficient investment frontier can be derived - a Matlab is developed that can be used to calculate a given number of portfolios that lie on an efficient frontier, the chapter also introduces the CAPM Chapter 4 introduces econometric tools: principle component analysis is presented and used as a prelude to yield-curve factor models. The Nelson-Siegel model is used to introduce the Kalman-Filter as a way to add time-series dynamics to the evolution of yield curves over time, time series models such as Vector Autoregression and regime-switching are also presented Supported by a website with online resources - www.kennyholm.com where all Matlab programs referred to in the text can be downloaded. The site also contains lecture slides and answers to end of chapter exercises

Einführung in die Statistik der Finanzmärkte

Author: Jürgen Franke,Wolfgang Karl Härdle,Christian Matthias Hafner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642170498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 7412

Versicherungsmathematik

Personenversicherung

Author: Kurt Wolfsdorf

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322966461

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 479

View: 5882

In Westeuropa, Nordarnerika und Japan entfallen im statistischen Mittel auf jeden Bürger mindestens ein Versicherungsvertrag, in einigen dieser Länder mehr als ein Versicherungsvertrag. Zu den in der Bevölkerung bekanntesten Versicherungen zählen die Lebensver sicherung, Krankenversicherung, KFZ-Versicherung, Unfallversiche rung, Rechtsschutzversicherung, Haftpflichtversicherung, Hausrat versicherung und Tierversicherung. All diesen und den hier nicht aufgeführten Versicherungen ist ge mein, daß sie gewisse Personen vor den wirtschaftlich nachteiligen Folgen eines Ereignisses, dessen Eintritt oder dessen Zeitpunkt des Eintritts ungewiß ist, schützen sollen. So schützt der Lebensver sicherungsvertrag, abgeschlossen auf das Leben des Versorgers ei ner Familie, im Falle des Ablebens des Versorgers (hier ist der Eintritt des Ereignisses "Tod" sicher, sieht man von den in der Bibel beschriebenen Fällen einmal ab, der Zeitpunkt des Todes aller dings ist in der Regel nicht vorhersehbar) die Hinterbliebenen vor den wirtschaftlich nachteiligen Folgen. Der Haftpflichtversicherer schützt die versicherte Person, falls diese rechtswidrig und schuld haft einen Schaden verursacht hat, vor den wirtschaftlich nachtei ligen Folgen, die ihr durch die Ansprüche entstehen, die der Ge schädige an sie stellt. Der Versicherer kann dem Geschädigten den erlittenen Schaden ersetzen. Der Haftpflichtversicherer schützt die versicherte Person aber auch dadurch, daß er unbegründete Schaden ersatzansprüche von ihm abwendet.

Stochastic Calculus for Finance I

The Binomial Asset Pricing Model

Author: Steven Shreve

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387249681

Category: Mathematics

Page: 187

View: 2045

Developed for the professional Master's program in Computational Finance at Carnegie Mellon, the leading financial engineering program in the U.S. Has been tested in the classroom and revised over a period of several years Exercises conclude every chapter; some of these extend the theory while others are drawn from practical problems in quantitative finance

Handbook of Finance, Investment Management and Financial Management

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470078150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 996

View: 6394

Volume II: Investment Management and Financial Management focuses on the theories, decisions, and implementations aspects associated with both financial management and investment management. It discusses issues that dominate the financial management arena—capital structure, dividend policies, capital budgeting, and working capital—and highlights the essential elements of today's investment management environment, which include allocating funds across major asset classes and effectively dealing with equity and fixed income portfolios. Incorporating timely research and in-depth analysis, the Handbook of Finance is a comprehensive 3-Volume Set that covers both established and cutting-edge theories and developments in finance and investing. Other volumes in the set: Handbook of Finance Volume I: Financial Markets and Instruments and Handbook of Finance Volume III: Valuation, Financial Modeling, and Quantitative Tools.

Optionsbewertung und Portfolio-Optimierung

Moderne Methoden der Finanzmathematik

Author: Ralf Korn,Elke Korn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 332296888X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

View: 9422

Der Erwartungswert-Varianz-Ansatz nach Markowitz - Das zeitstetige Marktmodell (Wertpapierpreise, vollständige Märkte, Ito-Integral und Ito-Formel, Variation der Konstanten, Martingaldarstellungsatz) - Das Optionsbewertungsproblem (Duplikationsprinzip, Satz von Girsanov, Darstellungssatz von Feynman und Kac) - Das Portfolio-Problem in stetiger Zeit (Martingalmethode, HJB-Gleichung, stochastische Steuerung)

Risk-Based Approaches to Asset Allocation

Concepts and Practical Applications

Author: Maria Debora Braga

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319243829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 99

View: 7723

This book focuses on the concepts and applications of risk-based asset allocation. Markowitz’s traditional approach to asset allocation suffers from serious drawbacks when implemented. These mainly arise from the estimation risk associated with the necessary input the most critical being expected returns. With the financial crisis, there has been an increasing interest in asset allocation approaches that don’t need expected returns as input, known as risk-based approaches. The book provides an analysis of the different solutions that fit this description: the equal-weighting approach, the global minimum-variance approach, the most diversified portfolio approach and the risk parity approach. In addition to a theoretical discussion of these, it presents practical applications in different investment environments. Three different evaluation dimensions are considered to put these approaches to the test: financial efficiency, diversification and portfolio stability.

Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk

Author: Gary Antonacci

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071849459

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4484

The investing strategy that famously generates higher returns with substantially reduced risk--presented by the investor who invented it "A treasure of well researched momentum-driven investing processes." Gregory L. Morris, Chief Technical Analyst and Chairman, Investment Committee of Stadion Money Management, LLC, and author of Investing with the Trend Dual Momentum Investing details the author’s own momentum investing method that combines U.S. stock, world stock, and aggregate bond indices--a formula proven to dramatically increase profits while lowering risk. Antonacci reveals how momentum investors could have achieved long-run returns nearly twice as high as the stock market over the past 40 years, while avoiding or minimizing bear market losses--and he provides the information and insight investors need to achieve such success going forward. His methodology is designed to pick up on major changes in relative strength and market trend. Gary Antonacci has over 30 years experience as an investment professional focusing on under exploited investment opportunities. In 1990, he founded Portfolio Management Consultants, which advises private and institutional investors on asset allocation, portfolio optimization, and advanced momentum strategies. He writes and runs the popular blog and website optimalmomentum.com. Antonacci earned his MBA at Harvard.

Versicherungen im Umbruch

Werte schaffen, Risiken managen, Kunden gewinnen

Author: Klaus Spremann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540269436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 543

View: 1227

Die Bedeutung von Versicherungen und Einrichtungen kapitalgebundener Altersvorsorge für unsere Gesellschaft ist immens und nimmt weiter zu. Es ist deshalb äußerst wichtig, dass die Institutionen , die die Altersvorsorge tragen, auf einer gesunden wirtschaftlichen Basis stehen. Zur Zeit ist dies durch die Entwicklung an den Kapitalmärkten, die Deregulierung bei höherem Wettbewerb und den Rückgang des Zinsniveaus bei unverändert hohen Leistungsgarantien nicht der Fall. Die Versicherungen sind in erhebliche Schwierigkeiten geraten und müssen nach Wegen suchen, diese zu überwinden. Hierzu müssen sie sich innerhalb des strategischen Dreiecks (Werte schaffen, Risiken managen und Kunden gewinnen) klar positionieren. Der Schlüssel liegt in einer integrierten Sicht des Versicherungswesens aus der Perspektive moderner Finanzwirtschaft. Das Buch zeigt Versicherungen Wege, die kapitalmarktbasierten Methoden und Instrumente als Chance aufzugreifen und für eine klare Positionierung und eine berechenbare Zukunft zu nutzen.

Option Prices as Probabilities

A New Look at Generalized Black-Scholes Formulae

Author: Christophe Profeta,Bernard Roynette,Marc Yor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642103957

Category: Mathematics

Page: 270

View: 3352

Discovered in the seventies, Black-Scholes formula continues to play a central role in Mathematical Finance. We recall this formula. Let (B ,t? 0; F ,t? 0, P) - t t note a standard Brownian motion with B = 0, (F ,t? 0) being its natural ?ltra- 0 t t tion. Let E := exp B? ,t? 0 denote the exponential martingale associated t t 2 to (B ,t? 0). This martingale, also called geometric Brownian motion, is a model t to describe the evolution of prices of a risky asset. Let, for every K? 0: + ? (t) :=E (K?E ) (0.1) K t and + C (t) :=E (E?K) (0.2) K t denote respectively the price of a European put, resp. of a European call, associated with this martingale. Let N be the cumulative distribution function of a reduced Gaussian variable: x 2 y 1 ? 2 ? N (x) := e dy. (0.3) 2? ?? The celebrated Black-Scholes formula gives an explicit expression of? (t) and K C (t) in terms ofN : K ? ? log(K) t log(K) t ? (t)= KN ? + ?N ? ? (0.4) K t 2 t 2 and ? ?

Risikomanagement

Author: Uwe Götze,Klaus Henselmann,Barbara Mikus

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642575870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

View: 9538

Financial Risk Management

A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Market and Credit Risk

Author: Steve L. Allen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118231643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 554

A top risk management practitioner addresses the essentialaspects of modern financial risk management In the Second Edition of Financial Risk Management +Website, market risk expert Steve Allen offers an insider'sview of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, andmeasurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financialrisk. Fully revised to reflect today's dynamic environment and thelessons to be learned from the 2008 global financial crisis, thisreliable resource provides a comprehensive overview of the entirefield of risk management. Allen explores real-world issues such as proper mark-to-marketvaluation of trading positions and determination of needed reservesagainst valuation uncertainty, the structuring of limits to controlrisk taking, and a review of mathematical models and how they cancontribute to risk control. Along the way, he shares valuablelessons that will help to develop an intuitive feel for market riskmeasurement and reporting. Presents key insights on how risks can be isolated, quantified,and managed from a top risk management practitioner Offers up-to-date examples of managing market and creditrisk Provides an overview and comparison of the various derivativeinstruments and their use in risk hedging Companion Website contains supplementary materials that allowyou to continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closingthe book Focusing on the management of those risks that can besuccessfully quantified, the Second Edition of FinancialRisk Management + Websiteis the definitive source for managingmarket and credit risk.

Portfolio Insurance

CPPI im Vergleich zu anderen Strategien

Author: Roger Uhlmann

Publisher: Haupt Verlag AG

ISBN: 3258073562

Category:

Page: 233

View: 769

Hedge Funds and Financial Markets

An Asset Management and Corporate Governance Perspective

Author: Julian Holler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3834936162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 6022

Hedge funds have started to play an important role in financial markets during the last decade. They have affected important aspects of financial intermediation such as asset allocation decisions and corporate governance. Julian Holler provides an excellent theoretical and empirical analysis of these issues. His analysis offers strong support that hedge funds enable investors to improve asset allocation decisions. Consequently, hedge funds are an interesting alternative asset class for institutional investors. In contrast to results for the U.S. capital market his research provides evidence that hedge fund activism does not persistently increase the value of firms in Germany. This result suggests that the institutional environment has a strong influence on the effectiveness of corporate governance mechanisms.

Die intelligente Asset Allocation

Wie man profitable und abgesicherte Portfolios erstellt

Author: William J. Bernstein

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862488365

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 3977

William J. Bernstein ist in Fachkreisen längst als Guru der Investmentwelt bekannt. Er betreibt eine der weltweit erfolgreichsten Investment-Websites. In diesem Buch erklärt er wie man sicher, einfach und ohne großen Zeitaufwand sein Portfolio zusammenstellen kann. Dabei beruft er sich auf Techniken, mit denen seit Jahrzehnten erfolgreich Investiert wird. Mit nur 30 Minuten Zeitaufwand im Jahr kann damit jeder ein Portfolio zusammenstellen, das 75 Prozent aller professionell gemanagten Aktienkörbe hinter sich lässt.

Copulae and Multivariate Probability Distributions in Finance

Author: Alexandra Dias,Mark Salmon,Chris Adcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317976908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2073

Portfolio theory and much of asset pricing, as well as many empirical applications, depend on the use of multivariate probability distributions to describe asset returns. Traditionally, this has meant the multivariate normal (or Gaussian) distribution. More recently, theoretical and empirical work in financial economics has employed the multivariate Student (and other) distributions which are members of the elliptically symmetric class. There is also a growing body of work which is based on skew-elliptical distributions. These probability models all exhibit the property that the marginal distributions differ only by location and scale parameters or are restrictive in other respects. Very often, such models are not supported by the empirical evidence that the marginal distributions of asset returns can differ markedly. Copula theory is a branch of statistics which provides powerful methods to overcome these shortcomings. This book provides a synthesis of the latest research in the area of copulae as applied to finance and related subjects such as insurance. Multivariate non-Gaussian dependence is a fact of life for many problems in financial econometrics. This book describes the state of the art in tools required to deal with these observed features of financial data. This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of Finance.

Volatilität: Chancen und Risiken bei der Investition

Author: Andreas Friedrich

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3842894856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 92

View: 7531

Investieren in Volatilität ist derzeit ein viel diskutiertes Thema. Artikel über Vorzüge und Nachteile der Volatilität und über die Möglichkeiten in Volatilität zu investieren, sind dabei nicht nur in einschlägigen Finanzzeitschriften und –zeitungen, sondern auch in bekannten Tageszeitungen zu finden. In diesem Buch werden die unterschiedlichen Volatilitätsbegriffe erläutert, verschiedene Verfahren zu ihrer Berechnung vorgestellt, und es wird illustriert, warum Volatilität als Assetklasse interessant ist und auf Chancen und Risiken bei der Investition in Volatilität hingewiesen. Dabei werden insbesondere die Eigenschaften der impliziten Volatilität erörtert und Schätzverfahren zur Vorhersage der Volatilität vorgestellt und deren Vorhersagegüte diskutiert. Volatilitätsindizes werden ebenso erläutert wie die populärsten Finanzinstrumente zum Handeln von Volatilität. Bevor abschließend die wesentlichen Punkte noch einmal zusammengefasst werden, werden in einem eigenen Kapitel empirische Studien zum Handeln von Volatilität vorgestellt.

Kredit und Kapital

Author: Werner Ehrlicher,Helmut Lipfert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Capital

Page: N.A

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