Principles of Financial Engineering

Principles of Financial Engineering, 2nd Edition

Principles of Financial Engineering, 2nd Edition,Salih Neftci,ISBN9780123735744


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Bestselling author updates this highly acclaimed text on the fast-paced and complex subject of financial engineering

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Key Features

* 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


Five new chapters, numerous additions to existing chapters, and an expanded collection of questions and exercises make this Second Edition an essential part of everyone's library. Between defining swaps on its first page and presenting a case study on its last, Salih Neftci's introduction to financial engineering shows readers how to create financial assets in static and dynamic environments. Poised among intuition, actual events, and financial mathematics, this book can be used to solve problems in risk management, taxation, regulation, and above all, pricing.


Primary: financial engineers, quantitative analysts in banks, investment houses, and other financial industry professionals; graduate students in financial engineering and financial mathematics programs.

Salih Neftci

Professor Neftci completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota. Currently he teaches at the Graduate School, City University of New York, ICMA Centre, University of Reading, UK, and at the University Of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Finance Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is the head of the FAME Certificate program in Switzerland. Professor Neftci is known for his books and articles. His books, An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives and Principles of Financial Engineering, are standard texts in most university derivatives courses. The more recent book, Principles of Financial Engineering, was selected as the runner up for The Book of the Year award by Risk magazine during 2004. His current research deals with pricing of contingent credit lines, the relationship between yield curve curvature and volatility. He is also working on using the Credit Default Swap prices to predict financial crises. Overall, Professor Neftci’s research and teaching is in the areas of financial engineering, risk management of extreme events and in emerging market asset trading strategies. His latest papers deal with risk measurement using extreme value theory and volatility dynamics. Professor Neftci is a consultant to various financial institutions and teaches high-level courses on cutting-edge issues to advanced financial market professionals. He was recently a consultant with the World Bank and with the IFC. He regularly holds highly visible workshops for market professionals on Financial Engineering, Mathematics for Financial Derivatives, and Calibration Methods. Currently he is a Risk Management Advisor to IMF. Professor Neftci is also a regular columnist for CBN daily, a financial daily in Shanghai, the most influential financial newspaper in China. His columns dealing with current financial market activity are regularly quoted on sina.com and on sohu.com.

Affiliations and Expertise

Late of the Global Finance Master’s Program, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, USA

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Principles of Financial Engineering, 2nd Edition

1. Introduction
2. The Hedge Fund Industry
3. Cash Flow Engineering and Forward Contracts
4. Engineering Simple Interest Rate Derivatives
5. Introduction to Swap Engineering
6. Repo Market Strategies in Financial Engineering
7. Dynamic Replication Methods and Synthetics
8. Mechanics of Options
9. Engineering Convexity Positions
10. Options Engineering With Applications
11. Pricing Tools in Financial Engineering
12. Some Applications of the Fundamental Theorem
13. Fixed-Income Engineering
14. Tools for Volatility Engineering, Volatility Swaps, and Volatility Trading
15. Volatility as an Asset Class and the Smile
16. Credit Markets: CDS Engineering
17. Essentials of Structured Product Engineering
18. Credit Indices and their Tranches
19. Default Correlation Pricing and Trading
20. Principle Protection Techniques
21. Caps/Floors and Swaptions with an Application to Mortgages
22. Engineering of Equity Instruments: Pricing and Replication

Quotes and reviews

"Its focus on financial engineering and the actual use of derivative instruments makes Neftci's book an extremely useful complement to the standard introductions to derivative pricing and financial mathematics. The value of the text has been enhanced further by the addition of five chapters on structured products and credit derivatives not present in the first edition."
--Rüdiger Frey, University of Leipzig

“Since its publication in 2004, Neftci's book has become the de facto reference text for financial engineering practitioners and academics. With renewed and extended emphasis on structured products engineering, Neftci keeps the material relevant and up to date for the current state of the financial markets.”
--Dan Stefanica, Baruch College
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