Introduction to C++ for Financial Engineers

An Object-Oriented Approach

Author: Daniel J. Duffy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118856465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 1864

This book introduces the reader to the C++ programming language and how to use it to write applications in quantitative finance (QF) and related areas. No previous knowledge of C or C++ is required -- experience with VBA, Matlab or other programming language is sufficient. The book adopts an incremental approach; starting from basic principles then moving on to advanced complex techniques and then to real-life applications in financial engineering. There are five major parts in the book: C++ fundamentals and object-oriented thinking in QF Advanced object-oriented features such as inheritance and polymorphism Template programming and the Standard Template Library (STL) An introduction to GOF design patterns and their applications in QF Applications The kinds of applications include binomial and trinomial methods, Monte Carlo simulation, advanced trees, partial differential equations and finite difference methods. This book includes a companion website with all source code and many useful C++ classes that you can use in your own applications. Examples, test cases and applications are directly relevant to QF. This book is the perfect companion to Daniel J. Duffy’s book Financial Instrument Pricing using C++ (Wiley 2004, 0470855096 / 9780470021620)

Numerical Methods in Finance with C++

Author: Maciej J. Capiński,Tomasz Zastawniak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521177162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

View: 7387

Provides aspiring quant developers with the numerical techniques and programming skills needed in quantitative finance. No programming background required.

Principles of Financial Engineering

Author: Salih N. Neftci

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080919973

Category: Mathematics

Page: 696

View: 6303

Principles of Financial Engineering, Second Edition, is a highly acclaimed text on the fast-paced and complex subject of financial engineering. This updated edition describes the "engineering" elements of financial engineering instead of the mathematics underlying it. It shows you how to use financial tools to accomplish a goal rather than describing the tools themselves. It lays emphasis on the engineering aspects of derivatives (how to create them) rather than their pricing (how they act) in relation to other instruments, the financial markets, and financial market practices. This volume explains ways to create financial tools and how the tools work together to achieve specific goals. Applications are illustrated using real-world examples. It presents three new chapters on financial engineering in topics ranging from commodity markets to financial engineering applications in hedge fund strategies, correlation swaps, structural models of default, capital structure arbitrage, contingent convertibles, and how to incorporate counterparty risk into derivatives pricing. Poised midway between intuition, actual events, and financial mathematics, this book can be used to solve problems in risk management, taxation, regulation, and above all, pricing. This latest edition of Principles of Financial Engineering is ideal for financial engineers, quantitative analysts in banks and investment houses, and other financial industry professionals. It is also highly recommended to graduate students in financial engineering and financial mathematics programs. * The Second Edition presents 5 new chapters on structured product engineering, credit markets and instruments, and principle protection techniques, among other topics * Additions, clarifications, and illustrations throughout the volume show these instruments at work instead of explaining how they should act * The Solutions Manual enhances the text by presenting additional cases and solutions to exercises

Practical C++ Financial Programming

Author: Carlos Oliveira

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143026716X

Category: Computers

Page: 396

View: 8757

Practical C++ Financial Programming is a hands-on book for programmers wanting to apply C++ to programming problems in the financial industry. The book explains those aspects of the language that are more frequently used in writing financial software, including the STL, templates, and various numerical libraries. The book also describes many of the important problems in financial engineering that are part of the day-to-day work of financial programmers in large investment banks and hedge funds. The author has extensive experience in the New York City financial industry that is now distilled into this handy guide. Focus is on providing working solutions for common programming problems. Examples are plentiful and provide value in the form of ready-to-use solutions that you can immediately apply in your day-to-day work. You’ll learn to design efficient, numerical classes for use in finance, as well as to use those classes provided by Boost and other libraries. You’ll see examples of matrix manipulations, curve fitting, histogram generation, numerical integration, and differential equation analysis, and you’ll learn how all these techniques can be applied to some of the most common areas of financial software development. These areas include performance price forecasting, optimizing investment portfolios, and more. The book style is quick and to-the-point, delivering a refreshing view of what one needs to master in order to thrive as a C++ programmer in the financial industry. Covers aspects of C++ especially relevant to financial programming. Provides working solutions to commonly-encountered problems in finance. Delivers in a refreshing and easy style with a strong focus on the practical.

Java Methods for Financial Engineering

Applications in Finance and Investment

Author: Philip Barker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846287413

Category: Computers

Page: 568

View: 7159

This book describes the principles of model building in financial engineering. It explains those models as designs and working implementations for Java-based applications. The book provides software professionals with an accessible source of numerical methods or ready-to-use code for use in business applications. It is the first book to cover the topic of Java implementations for finance/investment applications and is written specifically to be accessible to software practitioners without prior accountancy/finance training. The book develops a series of packaged classes explained and designed to allow the financial engineer complete flexibility.

C++ for Engineers and Scientists

Author: Gary J. Bronson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133709850

Category: Computers

Page: 752

View: 8392

Introduce the power and practicality of C++ programming to your entry-level engineering students with Bronson's C++ FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS, 4E. This proven, pragmatic text is designed specifically for today's first- and second-year engineering and science students with a wealth of new applications and examples taken from real situations involving electrical and structural engineering, fluid mechanics, mathematics, power generation, and heat transfer challenges. The book starts with a solid foundation in procedural programming before moving into a reorganized, clear presentation of object-oriented concepts. Dynamic case studies, career spotlights and engineering-driven applications showcase the relevance of concepts students are learning to their careers. Helpful tips demonstrate how to avoid common C++ programming errors, while updates ensure that students are learning the most recent C++ code standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Quantitative Finance

An Object-Oriented Approach in C++

Author: Erik Schlogl

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498785549

Category: Mathematics

Page: 354

View: 814

Quantitative Finance: An Object-Oriented Approach in C++ provides readers with a foundation in the key methods and models of quantitative finance. Keeping the material as self-contained as possible, the author introduces computational finance with a focus on practical implementation in C++. Through an approach based on C++ classes and templates, the text highlights the basic principles common to various methods and models while the algorithmic implementation guides readers to a more thorough, hands-on understanding. By moving beyond a purely theoretical treatment to the actual implementation of the models using C++, readers greatly enhance their career opportunities in the field. The book also helps readers implement models in a trading or research environment. It presents recipes and extensible code building blocks for some of the most widespread methods in risk management and option pricing. Web Resource The author’s website provides fully functional C++ code, including additional C++ source files and examples. Although the code is used to illustrate concepts (not as a finished software product), it nevertheless compiles, runs, and deals with full, rather than toy, problems. The website also includes a suite of practical exercises for each chapter covering a range of difficulty levels and problem complexity.

Financial Calculus

An Introduction to Derivative Pricing

Author: Martin Baxter,Andrew Rennie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139643274

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 1229

The rewards and dangers of speculating in the modern financial markets have come to the fore in recent times with the collapse of banks and bankruptcies of public corporations as a direct result of ill-judged investment. At the same time, individuals are paid huge sums to use their mathematical skills to make well-judged investment decisions. Here now is the first rigorous and accessible account of the mathematics behind the pricing, construction and hedging of derivative securities. Key concepts such as martingales, change of measure, and the Heath-Jarrow-Morton model are described with mathematical precision in a style tailored for market practitioners. Starting from discrete-time hedging on binary trees, continuous-time stock models (including Black-Scholes) are developed. Practicalities are stressed, including examples from stock, currency and interest rate markets, all accompanied by graphical illustrations with realistic data. A full glossary of probabilistic and financial terms is provided. This unique book will be an essential purchase for market practitioners, quantitative analysts, and derivatives traders.

Building Financial Risk Management Applications With C++

Author: Robert Brooks

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478350750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 9621

There are numerous good books related to quantitative finance. There are also numerous good books related to programming in C++. The goal here is to bridge the gap between quantitative finance and C++. In many ways C++ has gotten both easier and harder over the past several years. We focus only on the easier techniques in C++. We do not attempt to provide state-of-the-art C++ programming. Rather we provide elementary techniques that are easy for the non-computer programming professional to understand. Specifically, we seek to aid the professional quantitative finance person in their quest to express their innovative ideas using elementary C++. As a consequence, this work should provide an aid to the professional computer programmer in their quest to understand quantitative finance.

Finite Difference Methods in Financial Engineering

A Partial Differential Equation Approach

Author: Daniel J. Duffy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118856481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 2956

The world of quantitative finance (QF) is one of the fastest growing areas of research and its practical applications to derivatives pricing problem. Since the discovery of the famous Black-Scholes equation in the 1970's we have seen a surge in the number of models for a wide range of products such as plain and exotic options, interest rate derivatives, real options and many others. Gone are the days when it was possible to price these derivatives analytically. For most problems we must resort to some kind of approximate method. In this book we employ partial differential equations (PDE) to describe a range of one-factor and multi-factor derivatives products such as plain European and American options, multi-asset options, Asian options, interest rate options and real options. PDE techniques allow us to create a framework for modeling complex and interesting derivatives products. Having defined the PDE problem we then approximate it using the Finite Difference Method (FDM). This method has been used for many application areas such as fluid dynamics, heat transfer, semiconductor simulation and astrophysics, to name just a few. In this book we apply the same techniques to pricing real-life derivative products. We use both traditional (or well-known) methods as well as a number of advanced schemes that are making their way into the QF literature: Crank-Nicolson, exponentially fitted and higher-order schemes for one-factor and multi-factor options Early exercise features and approximation using front-fixing, penalty and variational methods Modelling stochastic volatility models using Splitting methods Critique of ADI and Crank-Nicolson schemes; when they work and when they don't work Modelling jumps using Partial Integro Differential Equations (PIDE) Free and moving boundary value problems in QF Included with the book is a CD containing information on how to set up FDM algorithms, how to map these algorithms to C++ as well as several working programs for one-factor and two-factor models. We also provide source code so that you can customize the applications to suit your own needs.

Financial Engineering and Computation

Principles, Mathematics, Algorithms

Author: Yuh-Dauh Lyuu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521781718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 627

View: 9210

A comprehensive text and reference, first published in 2002, on the theory of financial engineering with numerous algorithms for pricing, risk management, and portfolio management.

Python for Finance

Analyze Big Financial Data

Author: Yves Hilpisch

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491945389

Category: Computers

Page: 606

View: 4386

The financial industry has adopted Python at a tremendous rate recently, with some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds using it to build core trading and risk management systems. This hands-on guide helps both developers and quantitative analysts get started with Python, and guides you through the most important aspects of using Python for quantitative finance. Using practical examples through the book, author Yves Hilpisch also shows you how to develop a full-fledged framework for Monte Carlo simulation-based derivatives and risk analytics, based on a large, realistic case study. Much of the book uses interactive IPython Notebooks, with topics that include: Fundamentals: Python data structures, NumPy array handling, time series analysis with pandas, visualization with matplotlib, high performance I/O operations with PyTables, date/time information handling, and selected best practices Financial topics: mathematical techniques with NumPy, SciPy and SymPy such as regression and optimization; stochastics for Monte Carlo simulation, Value-at-Risk, and Credit-Value-at-Risk calculations; statistics for normality tests, mean-variance portfolio optimization, principal component analysis (PCA), and Bayesian regression Special topics: performance Python for financial algorithms, such as vectorization and parallelization, integrating Python with Excel, and building financial applications based on Web technologies

Advanced Quantitative Finance with C++

Author: Alonso Peña, Ph.D.

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782167234

Category: Computers

Page: 124

View: 6692

The book takes the reader through a fast but structured crash-course in quantitative finance, from theory to practice. If you are a quantitative analyst, risk manager, actuary, or a professional working in the field of quantitative finance and want a quick hands-on introduction to the pricing of financial derivatives, this book is ideal for you. You should be familiar with the basic programming concepts and C++ programming language. You should also be acquainted with calculus of undergraduate level.

Mathematics for Finance

An Introduction to Financial Engineering

Author: Marek Capinski,Tomasz Zastawniak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1852338466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 8031

This textbook contains the fundamentals for an undergraduate course in mathematical finance aimed primarily at students of mathematics. Assuming only a basic knowledge of probability and calculus, the material is presented in a mathematically rigorous and complete way. The book covers the time value of money, including the time structure of interest rates, bonds and stock valuation; derivative securities (futures, options), modelling in discrete time, pricing and hedging, and many other core topics. With numerous examples, problems and exercises, this book is ideally suited for independent study.

C++ for Financial Mathematics

Author: John Armstrong

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498750060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 4417

If you know a little bit about financial mathematics but don’t yet know a lot about programming, then C++ for Financial Mathematics is for you. C++ is an essential skill for many jobs in quantitative finance, but learning it can be a daunting prospect. This book gathers together everything you need to know to price derivatives in C++ without unnecessary complexities or technicalities. It leads the reader step-by-step from programming novice to writing a sophisticated and flexible financial mathematics library. At every step, each new idea is motivated and illustrated with concrete financial examples. As employers understand, there is more to programming than knowing a computer language. As well as covering the core language features of C++, this book teaches the skills needed to write truly high quality software. These include topics such as unit tests, debugging, design patterns and data structures. The book teaches everything you need to know to solve realistic financial problems in C++. It can be used for self-study or as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate or master’s level course.

Statistics and Data Analysis for Financial Engineering

with R examples

Author: David Ruppert,David S. Matteson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493926144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 719

View: 5687

The new edition of this influential textbook, geared towards graduate or advanced undergraduate students, teaches the statistics necessary for financial engineering. In doing so, it illustrates concepts using financial markets and economic data, R Labs with real-data exercises, and graphical and analytic methods for modeling and diagnosing modeling errors. These methods are critical because financial engineers now have access to enormous quantities of data. To make use of this data, the powerful methods in this book for working with quantitative information, particularly about volatility and risks, are essential. Strengths of this fully-revised edition include major additions to the R code and the advanced topics covered. Individual chapters cover, among other topics, multivariate distributions, copulas, Bayesian computations, risk management, and cointegration. Suggested prerequisites are basic knowledge of statistics and probability, matrices and linear algebra, and calculus. There is an appendix on probability, statistics and linear algebra. Practicing financial engineers will also find this book of interest.

Modeling Financial Markets

Author: Benjamin Van Vliet,Robert Hendry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007144288X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2072

Limitations in today's software packages for financial modeling system development can threaten the viability of any system--not to mention the firm using that system. Modeling Financial Markets is the first book to take financial professionals beyond those limitations to introduce safer, more sophisticated modeling methods. It contains dozens of techniques for financial modeling in code that minimize or avoid current software deficiencies, and addresses the crucial crossover stage in which prototypes are converted to fully coded models.

Financial Instrument Pricing Using C++

Author: Daniel J. Duffy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119170486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1168

View: 4571

An integrated guide to C++ and computational finance This complete guide to C++ and computational finance is a follow-up and major extension to Daniel J. Duffy's 2004 edition of Financial Instrument Pricing Using C++. Both C++ and computational finance have evolved and changed dramatically in the last ten years and this book documents these improvements. Duffy focuses on these developments and the advantages for the quant developer by: Delving into a detailed account of the new C++11 standard and its applicability to computational finance. Using de-facto standard libraries, such as Boost and Eigen to improve developer productivity. Developing multiparadigm software using the object-oriented, generic, and functional programming styles. Designing flexible numerical algorithms: modern numerical methods and multiparadigm design patterns. Providing a detailed explanation of the Finite Difference Methods through six chapters, including new developments such as ADE, Method of Lines (MOL), and Uncertain Volatility Models. Developing applications, from financial model to algorithmic design and code, through a coherent approach. Generating interoperability with Excel add-ins, C#, and C++/CLI. Using random number generation in C++11 and Monte Carlo simulation. Duffy adopted a spiral model approach while writing each chapter of Financial Instrument Pricing Using C++ 2e: analyse a little, design a little, and code a little. Each cycle ends with a working prototype in C++ and shows how a given algorithm or numerical method works. Additionally, each chapter contains non-trivial exercises and projects that discuss improvements and extensions to the material. This book is for designers and application developers in computational finance, and assumes the reader has some fundamental experience of C++ and derivatives pricing. HOW TO RECEIVE THE SOURCE CODE Once you have purchased a copy of the book please send an email to the author requesting your personal and non-transferable copy of the source code. Proof of purchase is needed. The subject of the mail should be “C++ Book Source Code Request”. You will receive a reply with a zip file attachment.

Computational Finance

Numerical Methods for Pricing Financial Instruments

Author: George Levy

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750657228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 443

View: 8892

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "working computer code, demonstration applications, and also PDF versions of several research articles that are referred to in the book." -- d.j.