A Benchmark Approach to Quantitative Finance

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dc.contributor.author Platen, Eckhard en_US
dc.contributor.author Heath, David en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:54:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:54:44Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004662 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Platen Eckhard and Heath David 2006, 'A Benchmark Approach to Quantitative Finance',Springer, Berlin, Germany en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-3-540-26212-1 en_US
dc.identifier.other A1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11609
dc.description.abstract The benchmark approach provides a general framework for financial market modeling, which extends beyond the standard risk-neutral pricing theory. It permits a unified treatment of portfolio optimisation, derivative pricing, integrated risk managemetn and insurance risk modeling. Th existence of an equivalent risk-neutral pricing measure is not required.Instead, it leads to pricing formulae with respect to the real-world probability measure. This yields important modeling freedom which turns out to be necessary for the derivation of realistic, parsimonious market models. The first part of the book describes the necessary tools fromprobability theory, statistics, stochastic calculus and the theory of stochastic differential equations with jumps. The second part of devoted to financial modeling by the benchmark approach. Various quajtitative methods for the real-world pricing and hedging of derivatives are explained. The general framework is used to provide an understanding of the nature of stochastic volatility. The book is intended for a wide audience that includes quantitative analysts, postgraduate students and practitioners in finance, economics and insurance. It aims to be a self- contained, accessible but methematically rigorous introduction to quantitative finance for readers that have a reasonable mathematical or quantitative background. Finally, the book hsould stimulate inetrest in the benchmark approach by describing some of its power and wide applicability. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-47856-0 en_US
dc.title A Benchmark Approach to Quantitative Finance en_US
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dc.journal.volume en_US
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dc.publocation Berlin, Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
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dc.cauo.name SCI.Mathematical Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150200 en_US
dc.personcode 970685 en_US
dc.personcode 970945 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Banking, Finance and Investment en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1st en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
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dc.description.keywords benchmark approach, financial market modelling, MSC (2000): 90A12, Mathematical finance en_US
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dc.staffid 970945 en_US


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