Quantitative Finance and Risk Management: A Physicist's Approach

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World Scientific Pub., Jan 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 781 pages
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Written by a physicist with over 15 years of experience as a quant on Wall Street, this book treats a wide variety of topics. Presenting the theory and practice of quantitative finance and risk, it delves into the "how to" and "what it's like" aspects not covered in textbooks or research papers. Both standard and new results are presented. A "Technical Index" indicates the mathematical level--from zero to PhD mathematical background--for each section. The finance aspect in each section is self-contained. Real-life comments on "life as a quant" are included. The writing style is informal. This book is targeted at scientists and engineers desiring to learn quantitative finance, as well as quantitative analysts and finance graduate students.

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Jan Dash was Director of Quantitative Analysis at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney, Fuji Capital Markets Corp, and Euro Brokers. He began his Wall Street career in 1987 as V.P. Manager at Merrill Lynch. He introduced path integrals for options, managed PhD quant groups, and worked in many areas in finance involving all the topics in this book. He has a PhD in physics from UC Berkeley, was Directeur de Recherche at the Centre de Physique Théorique CNRS Marseille, and published over 60 scientific papers.

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