Quantitative Finance and Risk Management: A Physicist's Approach
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.