Applied Quantitative Finance, 3rd Edition

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372 pages

Book Description

This volume provides practical solutions and introduces recent theoretical developments in , pricing of credit derivatives, quantification of volatility and copula modeling. This third edition is devoted to modern analysis based on quantitative methods and textual to meet the current challenges in banking and finance. It includes 14 new contributions and presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment of cutting-edge methods and topics, such as collateralized debt obligations, the high-frequency analysis of market liquidity, and realized volatility.

The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 revisits important market risk issues, while Part 2 introduces novel concepts in credit risk and its management along with updated quantitative methods. The third part discusses the dynamics of risk management and includes risk analysis of energy and for cryptocurrencies. Digital assets, such as blockchain-based currencies, have become popular but are theoretically challenging when based on conventional methods. Among others, it introduces a modern text-mining method called dynamic topic modeling in detail and applies it to the message board of Bitcoins.

The unique synthesis of and practice supported by computational tools is reflected not only in the selection of topics, but also in the fine balance of scientific contributions on practical implementation and theoretical concepts. This link between and practice offers theoreticians insights into considerations of applicability and, vice versa, provides practitioners convenient access to new techniques in quantitative finance. Hence the book will appeal both to researchers, including master and PhD students, and practitioners, such as financial engineers. The results presented in the book are fully reproducible and all quantlets needed for calculations are provided on an accompanying website.

The Quantlet platform,, is an integrated QuantNet environment consisting of different types of statistics-related documents and program codes. Its goal is to promote reproducibility and offer a platform for sharing validated knowledge native to the social web.  QuantNet and the corresponding Data-Driven Documents-based allows readers to reproduce the tables, pictures and calculations inside this Springer book.

Table of Contents

Part I Market Risk
Chapter 1 Var In High Dimensional Systems-A Conditional Correlation Approach
Chapter 2 Multivariate Volatility Models
Chapter 3 Portfolio Selection With Spectral Risk Measures
Chapter 4 Implementation Of Local Stochastic Volatility Model In Fx Derivatives

Part II Credit Risk
Chapter 5 Estimating Distance-To-Default With A Sector-Specific Liability Adjustment Via Sequential Monte Carlo
Chapter 6 Risk Measurement With Spectral Capital Allocation
Chapter 7 Market Based Credit Rating And Its Applications
Chapter 8 Using Public Information To Predict Corporate Default Risk
Chapter 9 Stress Testing In Credit Portfolio Models
Chapter 10 Penalized Independent Factor
Chapter 11 Term Structure Of Loss Cascades In Portfolio Securitisation
Chapter 12 Credit Rating Score Analysis

Part III Dynamics Risk Measurement
Chapter 13 Copulae In High Dimensions: An Introduction
Chapter 14 Measuring And Modeling Risk Using High-Frequency Data
Chapter 15 Measuring Financial Risk In Energy Markets
Chapter 16 Risk Analysis Of Cryptocurrency As An Alternative Asset Class
Chapter 17 Time Varying Quantile Lasso
Chapter 18 Dynamic Topic Modelling For Cryptocurrency Community Forums

Book Details

  • Title: Applied Quantitative Finance, 3rd Edition
  • Length: 372 pages
  • Edition: 3rd ed. 2017
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-09-01
  • ISBN-10: 3662544857
  • ISBN-13: 9783662544853
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