The Professional Risk Manager's Guide to Financial Instruments (Prmia Professional Risk Management)

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An invaluable resource for professionals who are ready to plunge into the heady world of hedge funds

The Professional Risk Managers Guide to Financial Instruments provides an invaluable primer into navigating the complex and profitable area of hedge funds, with detailed descriptions of the major financial instruments, the valuation methods most appropriate for each, market risks, price drivers and their variables, and the professionals who participate in each.

With the insights of an international group of investment professionals and thinkers, this book covers the most active financial instruments, giving investors that invaluable edge in this high-risk, highly popular field.

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Techniques for pricing, hedging and trading

The Professional Risk Managers' Guide to Financial Instruments will show you how manage the risk of the complex instruments offered to investors. Sponsored by PRMIA and edited by risk management experts Carol Alexander and Elizabeth Sheedy, this authoritative resource features contributions from eleven global experts who explore the major financial instruments, the valuation methods most appropriate for each, and strategies for assessing the associated market risks.

The Professional Risk Managers' Guide to Financial Instruments offers step-by-step guidance in:

  • The main types of bonds
  • Futures and forward contracts
  • Caps, floors, and interest rate options
  • Swaps and swaptions
  • Convertible bonds and other hybrid instruments
  • Options, including exotic and path dependent pay-offs
  • Using instruments for hedging and speculation

About the Author:

The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) is a higher standard for risk professionals with more than 50,000 members from over 180 countries. A non-profit, member-led association of professionals, PRMIA is dedicated to advancing the standards of the profession worldwide through the free exchange of ideas. PRMIA offers the only globally endorsed Professional Risk Manager (PRMTM) certification program, pursued by over 2,500 active candidates in more than 95 countries.

Carol Alexander is Professor of Risk Management and Director of Research at the ICMA Centre, UK and Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of PRMIA.

Elizabeth Sheedy is an Associate Professor at the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre in Sydney, Australia.

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