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Financial Engineering: The Evolution of a Profession (Robert W. Kolb…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0470455810, Hardcover)
The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled source of information dedicated to the most important issues in modern finance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field of finance and contains contributed chapters from both respected academics and experienced financial professionals. As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Financial Engineering aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of this important discipline by examining its fundamentals, the newest financial products, and disseminating cutting-edge research.
A contributed volume of distinguished practitioners and academics, Financial Engineering details the different participants, developments, and products of various markets—from fixed income, equity, and derivatives to foreign exchange. Also included within these pages are comprehensive case studies that reveal the various issues associated with financial engineering. Through them, you'll gain instant insights from the stories of Countrywide (mortgages), Société Générale and Barings (derivatives), the Allstate Corporation (fixed income), AIG, and many others. There is also a companion website with details from the editors' survey of financial engineering programs around the globe, as well as a glossary of key terms from the book.
Financial engineering is an evolving field in constant revision. Success, innovation, and profitability in such a dynamic area require being at the forefront of research as new products and models are introduced and implemented. If you want to enhance your understanding of this discipline, take the time to learn from the experts gathered here.
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"A comprehensive guide to the essential aspects of financial engineering Divided into four informative parts, this resource puts financial engineering in perspective and gives readers a better understanding of how it can be applied in real-world situations. Readers will gain familiarity with the different players, developments, and products of various markets-from fixed income, equity, and derivatives to foreign exchange-and learn about the role financial engineering has played in each one. Financial engineering is widely accepted around the globe, and this book has the information and insights that will allow readers to enhance their understanding of such a complex field. Part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, this book will be the essential guide to this complex and ever-evolving topic. Tanya S. Beder (New York, NY) is currently Chairman of SBCC in New York. She has written numerous articles in the financial area that have been published. Cara M. Marshall (Port Jefferson, NY) co-founded Marshall, Tucker & Associates, which has served the financial services industry since the 1980s as a derivatives consulting and financial engineering firm. Robert W. Kolb (Chicago, IL) is the Frank W. Considine Chair of Applied Ethics and Professor of Finance at Loyola University, Chicago. "--
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