This is a complete guide to the pricing and risk management of convertible bond portfolios. Convertible bonds can be complex because they have both equity and debt like features and new market entrants will usually find that they have either a knowledge of fixed income mathematics or of equity derivatives and therefore have no idea how to incorporate credit and equity together into their existing pricing tools. Part I of the book covers the impact that the 2008 credit crunch has had on the markets, it then shows how to build up a convertible bond and introduces the reader to the traditional convertible vocabulary of yield to put, premium, conversion ratio, delta, gamma, vega and parity. The market of stock borrowing and lending will also be covered in detail. Using an intuitive approach based on the Jensen inequality, the authors will also show the advantages of using a hybrid to add value - pre 2008, many investors labelled convertible bonds as 'investing with no downside', there are of course plenty of 2008 examples to prove that they were wrong. The authors then go onto give a complete explanation of the different features that can be embedded in convertible bond. Part II shows readers how to price convertibles. It covers the different parameters used in valuation models: credit spreads, volatility, interest rates and borrow fees and Maturity. Part III covers investment strategies for equity, fixed income and hedge fund investors and includes dynamic hedging and convertible arbitrage. Part IV explains the all important risk management part of the process in detail. This is a highly practical book, all products priced are real world examples and numerical examples are not limited to hypothetical convertibles. It is a must read for anyone wanting to safely get into this highly liquid, high return market.
Valuation and Selection of Convertible Bonds offers practical guidelines for selecting convertible bonds and making efficient investment decisions. Based on modern option theory and the most recent developments in investment analysis (including a chapter on Euro-bonds), this sourcebook will prove invaluable to both professional investors and individuals involved with similar financial transactions.
Christian Koziol shows that various conversion strategies for convertible bonds can be optimal which result in different values for stocks and convertible bonds. A comparative static analysis examines the differences between the properties of the optimal conversion strategies and between the asset values for three conversion variants.
A Guide for Pension Funds, Endowments, Foundations, and Trusts
Author: G. Timothy Haight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
An informative guide to selecting and evaluating external investment professionals This book-one of the very few of its kind-is an invaluable aid to trustees of pension plans, endowments, and trusts who seek to chart and navigate courses for governing and overseeing the investment of the trillions of dollars under their care. It covers many aspects of this essential endeavor, including return measures, fixed income and duration, manager searches, committee meetings, and much more. G. Timothy Haight (Atherton, CA) is President of Menlo College in Silicon Valley. Stephen O. Morrell, PhD (Coral Springs, FL) is Professor at Andreas School of Business of Barry University. Glenn Ross (Baltimore, MD) is a Managing Director and cofounder of Archstone Portfolio Solutions.
Begins with an analysis of a typical U.S. dollar denominated Euroconvertible. Goes on to discuss international convertible securities and such related topics as currency fluctuation and foreign currency exposure. The characteristics of domestic markets in U.S., Britain, Japan, France, Australia, and Canada and their unique features and evaluation methods are examined. Finally, it looks at convertible hedging, breakeven analysis, risk profile, and rate of return.
CONVERTIBLE BONDS AN INVESTMENT FOR ALL SEASONS In this book we will discover There are only five ( 5 ) major terms that we need to understand in order to be able to invest safely and profitably in Convertible bonds. The secret of how a Convertible bond automatically switches itself from a bond investment to an equity investment through its own internal mechanism. A list of four hundred and sixty-eight Convertible bonds (468) including fourteen main criteria (14) for each Convertible bond. A proven twenty-year ( 20 ) investment program described step by step and understandable by everybody. The Sheridan Market-Neutral hedge investment program proven twenty-year (20) investment program. We will invest in one of the safest investment around Our investment programs should yield an average net return of fifteen percent yearly (15%), on a cash investment basis. Our average holding period per investment should be from two years (2) to five years (5). By the end of the book, we will be able to set up a Convertible bond investment program on our own and become our own money manager.
Introducing a revolutionary new quantitative approach to hybrid securities valuation and risk management To an equity trader they are shares. For the trader at the fixed income desk, they are bonds (after all, they pay coupons, so what's the problem?). They are hybrid securities. Neither equity nor debt, they possess characteristics of both, and carry unique risks that cannot be ignored, but are often woefully misunderstood. The first and only book of its kind, The Handbook of Hybrid Securities dispels the many myths and misconceptions about hybrid securities and arms you with a quantitative, practical approach to dealing with them from a valuation and risk management point of view. Describes a unique, quantitative approach to hybrid valuation and risk management that uses new structural and multi-factor models Provides strategies for the full range of hybrid asset classes, including convertible bonds, preferreds, trust preferreds, contingent convertibles, bonds labeled "additional Tier 1," and more Offers an expert review of current regulatory climate regarding hybrids, globally, and explores likely political developments and their potential impact on the hybrid market The most up-to-date, in-depth book on the subject, this is a valuable working resource for traders, analysts and risk managers, and a indispensable reference for regulators
Empirical Evidence from the New York Stock Exchange
Author: Sebastian P. Werner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Sebastian Werner examines aggregate short sales and convertible bond arbitrage, which is a typical hedge fund strategy that involves a significant short position in the underlying stock of a long convertible bond position for hedging purposes. He provides insightful and new observations of the significant difference in the trading pattern, information content and resulting impact on stock returns of arbitrage- versus valuation-based short selling activities.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the new generation of hybrid securities: subordinated and perpetual bonds with deferrable coupon first issued around 2003, and the youngest member of the hybrids family named CoCos (contingent convertibles) being a product of Basel III or European Union CRD IV regime (2014). Contingent capital constitutes a contractual recapitalization mechanism for troubled financial institutions. An increasing number of European banks have issued CoCo bonds in order to bolster their capital ratios. Following the EU pattern, CoCos issues have become increasingly popular within banks in Asia and the Pacific. The EU regulatory treatment of the contingent convertibles issued by banks and insurers together with bank bail-in instruments is at the forefront of the book. Furthermore, the book provides an overview of hybrids pricing and risk assessment approach and covers the non-voting preferred stocks as another hybrids class.
Praise for Fixed-Income Securities and Derivatives Handbook Second Edition "I have been looking for books for my clients and obtained a copy of your book. I think it is the best book about fixed-income securities out there. The book is extremely well written and is the best resource I have found so far." —Patrick Y. Shim, Financial Advisor, CG Investment Group, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC The Second Edition of the Fixed-Income Securities and Derivatives Handbook is a fully updated and expanded post-crash edition of Moorad Choudhry's bestselling guide. In this latest edition, he explains the new regulatory twists, the evolving derivatives market, as well as a new set of instruments and opportunities in the bond market. Thoroughly updated and revised, this Second Edition includes new material on important topics such as: A practical demonstration of cubic spline methodology, useful in constructing yield curves The latest developments in the credit derivative market An accessible analysis of credit default swap pricing principles A description of inflation-indexed derivatives A more detailed look at the basic principles of securitization and an updated chapter on collateralized debt obligations A new chapter on credit analysis and the different metrics used to measure bond-relative value Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Moorad Choudhry's new book offers the ideal mix of practical tips and academic theory.
Derivatives and credit derivatives have emerged as significant areas of interest in portfolio planning and risk management. In this book, Mark Anson examines the accounting and taxation implications of these instruments, including the new accounting rules for derivative instruments promulgated by the financial Accounting Standards in the United States, the Accounting Standards Board in Great Britain, and the International Accounting Standards Committee. Regulatory requirements for disclosing derivatives and tax considerations for derivative instruments are discussed (including TRA-97.) Additionally, the book reviews the regulatory accounting deadlines introduced by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
The convertible bond market has recently gained increasing significance on a global basis with particularly notable growth among very fast growing companies hungry for capital. Philips' Convertible Bond Markets is a comprehensive assessment of this market place, illustrating clearly how investors of all risk persuasions may best utilise the instrument. It will be of great interest both to academics and to professionals including equity fund managers, bond fund managers, 'swaps' teams, stock loan departments, risk controllers, treasurers and proprietary traders.
A practical, informative guide to derivatives in the real world Derivatives is an exposition on investments, guiding you from the basic concepts, strategies, and fundamentals to a more detailed understanding of the advanced strategies and models. As part of Bloomberg Financial's three part series on securities, Derivatives focuses on derivative securities and the functionality of the Bloomberg system with regards to derivatives. You'll develop a tighter grasp of the more subtle complexities involved in the evaluation, selection, and management of derivatives, and gain the practical skillset necessary to apply your knowledge to real-world investment situations using the tools and techniques that dominate the industry. Instructions for using the widespread Bloomberg system are interwoven throughout, allowing you to directly apply the techniques and processes discussed using your own data. You'll learn the many analytical functions used to evaluate derivatives, and how these functions are applied within the context of each investment topic covered. All Bloomberg information appears in specified boxes embedded throughout the text, making it easy for you to find it quickly when you need or, or easily skip it in favor of the theory-based text. Managing securities in today's dynamic and innovative investment environment requires a strong understanding of how the increasing variety of securities, markets, strategies, and methodologies are used. This book gives you a more thorough understanding, and a practical skillset that investment managers need. Understand derivatives strategies and models from basic to advanced Apply Bloomberg information and analytical functions Learn how investment decisions are made in the real world Grasp the complexities of securities evaluation, selection, and management The financial and academic developments of the past twenty years have highlighted the challenge in acquiring a comprehensive understanding of investments and financial markets. Derivatives provides the detailed explanations you've been seeking, and the hands-on training the real world demands.
Applications for Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Financial Institutions
Author: Thomas S. Y. Ho
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
The essential premise of this book is that theory and practice are equally important in describing financial modeling. In it the authors try to strike a balance in their discussions between theories that provide foundations for financial models and the institutional details that provide the context for applications of the models. The book presents the financial models of stock and bond options, exotic options, investment grade and high-yield bonds, convertible bonds, mortgage-backed securities, liabilities of financial institutions--the business model and the corporate model. It also describes the applications of the models to corporate finance. Furthermore, it relates the models to financial statements, risk management for an enterprise, and asset/liability management with illiquid instruments. The financial models are progressively presented from option pricing in the securities markets to firm valuation in corporate finance, following a format to emphasize the three aspects of a model: the set of assumptions, the model specification, and the model applications. Generally, financial modeling books segment the world of finance as "investments," "financial institutions," "corporate finance," and "securities analysis," and in so doing they rarely emphasize the relationships between the subjects. This unique book successfully ties the thought processes and applications of the financial models together and describes them as one process that provides business solutions. Created as a companion website to the book readers can visit www.thomasho.com to gain deeper understanding of the book's financial models. Interested readers can build and test the models described in the book using Excel, and they can submit their models to the site. Readers can also use the site's forum to discuss the models and can browse server based models to gain insights into the applications of the models. For those using the book in meetings or class settings the site provides Power Point descriptions of the chapters. Students can use available question banks on the chapters for studying.
Prepare for success on the 2022 CFA Level II exam with the latest official CFA® Program Curriculum. The 2022 CFA Program Curriculum Level II Box Set contains all the material you need to succeed on the Level II CFA exam in 2022. This set includes the full official curriculum for Level II and is part of the larger CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). Organized to get you accustomed to the exam’s heavy reliance on vignettes, the Level II curriculum will help you master mini case studies and accompanying analyses. Highly visual and intuitively organized, this box set allows you to: Learn from financial thought leaders. Access market-relevant instruction. Gain critical knowledge and skills. The set also includes practice questions to assist with your recall of key terms, concepts, and formulas. Perfect for anyone preparing for the 2022 Level II CFA exam, the 2022 CFA Program Curriculum Level II Box Set is a must-have resource for those seeking the intermediate skills required to become a Chartered Financial Analyst®.
The authoritative resource for understanding and practicing valuation of both common fixed income investment vehicles and complex derivative instruments-now updated to cover valuing interest rate caps and floors.