The recent financial crisis brought to light many of the misunderstandings and misuses of exotic derivatives. With market participants on both the buy and sell-side having been found guilty of not understanding the products they were dealing with, never before has there been a greater need for clarification and explanation. Exotic Options and Hybrids is a practical guide to structuring, pricing and hedging complex exotic options and hybrid derivatives that will serve readers through the recent crisis, the road to recovery, the next bull market and beyond. Written by experienced practitioners, it focuses on the three main parts of a derivative’s life: the structuring of a product, its pricing and its hedging. Divided into four parts, the book covers a multitude of structures, encompassing many of the most up-to-date and promising products from exotic equity derivatives and structured notes to hybrid derivatives and dynamic strategies. Based on a realistic setting from the heart of the business, inside a derivatives operation, the practical and intuitive discussions of these aspects make these exotic concepts truly accessible. Adoptions of real trades are examined in detail, and all of the numerous examples are carefully selected so as to highlight interesting and significant aspects of the business. The introduction of payoff structures is accompanied by scenario analysis, diagrams and lifelike sample term sheets. Readers learn how to spot where the risks lie to pave the way for sound valuation and hedging of such products. There are also questions and accompanying discussions dispersed in the text, each exploited to illustrate one or more concepts from the context in which they are set. The applications, the strengths and the limitations of various models are highlighted, in relevance to the products and their risks, rather than the model implementations. Models are de-mystified in separately dedicated sections, but their implications are alluded to throughout the book in an intuitive and non-mathematical manner. By discussing exotic options and hybrids in a practical, non-mathematical and highly intuitive setting, this book will blast through the misunderstanding of exotic derivatives, enabling practitioners to fully understand and correctly structure, price and hedge theses products effectively, and stand strong as the only book in its class to make these “exotic” concepts truly accessible.
Written by an experienced trader and consultant, Frans de Weert’s Exotic Options Trading offers a risk-focused approach to the pricing of exotic options. By giving readers the necessary tools to understand exotic options, this book serves as a manual to equip the reader with the skills to price and risk manage the most common and the most complex exotic options. De Weert begins by explaining the risks associated with trading an exotic option before dissecting these risks through a detailed analysis of the actual economics and Greeks rather than solely stating the mathematical formulae. The book limits the use of mathematics to explain exotic options from an economic and risk perspective by means of real life examples leading to a practical interpretation of the mathematical pricing formulae. The book covers conventional options, digital options, barrier options, cliquets, quanto options, outperformance options and variance swaps, and explains difficult concepts in simple terms, with a practical approach that gives the reader a full understanding of every aspect of each exotic option. The book also discusses structured notes with exotic options embedded in them, such as reverse convertibles, callable and puttable reverse convertibles and autocallables and shows the rationale behind these structures and their associated risks. For each exotic option, the author makes clear why there is an investor demand; explains where the risks lie and how this affects the actual pricing; shows how best to hedge any vega or gamma exposure embedded in the exotic option and discusses the skew exposure. By explaining the practical implications for every exotic option and how it affects the price, in addition to the necessary mathematical derivations and tools for pricing exotic options, Exotic Options Trading removes the mystique surrounding exotic options in order to give the reader a full understanding of every aspect of each exotic option, creating a useable tool for dealing with exotic options in practice. “Although exotic options are not a new subject in finance, the coverage traditionally afforded by many texts is either too high level or overly mathematical. De Weert's exceptional text fills this gap superbly. It is a rigorous treatment of a number of exotic structures and includes numerous examples to clearly illustrate the principles. What makes this book unique is that it manages to strike a fantastic balance between the theory and actual trading practice. Although it may be something of an overused phrase to describe this book as compulsory reading, I can assure any reader they will not be disappointed.” —Neil Schofield, Training Consultant and author of Commodity Derivatives: Markets and Applications “Exotic Options Trading does an excellent job in providing a succinct and exhaustive overview of exotic options. The real edge of this book is that it explains exotic options from a risk and economical perspective and provides a clear link to the actual profit and pricing formulae. In short, a must read for anyone who wants to get deep insights into exotic options and start trading them profitably.” —Arturo Bignardi
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
This is the first systematic and extensive book on exotic options. The book covers essentially all popular exotic options currently trading in the Over-the-Counter (OTC) market, from digitals, quantos, spread options, lookback options, Asian options, vanilla barrier options, to various types of exotic barrier options and other options. Each type of exotic options is largely written in a separate chapter, beginning with the basic concepts of the products and then moving on to how to price them in closed-form solutions. Many pricing formulae and analyses which have not previously appeared in the literature are included and illustrated with detailed examples. It will be of great interest to traders, marketers, analysts, risk managers, professors, graduate students, and anyone who is interested in what is going on in the rapidly changing financial market.
This is the first systematic and extensive book on exotic options. The book covers essentially all popular exotic options currently trading in the Over-the-Counter (OTC) market, from digitals, quantos, spread options, lookback options, Asian options, vanilla barrier options, to various types of exotic barrier options and other options. Each type of exotic options is largely written in a separate chapter, beginning with the basic concepts of the products and then moving on to how to price them in closed-form solutions. Many pricing formulae and analyses which have not previously appeared in the literature are included and illustrated with detailed examples. It will be of great interest to traders, marketers, analysts, risk managers, professors, graduate students, and anyone who is interested in what is going on in the rapidly changing financial market. Contents:From Vanilla Options to Exotic OptionsOption Pricing MethodologyVanilla OptionsAmerican OptionsAsian OptionsApproximating Arithmetic Asian Options with Corresponding Geometric Asian OptionsFlexible Arithmetic Asian OptionsForward-Start OptionsOne-Clique OptionsVanilla Barrier OptionsExotic Barrier OptionsLookback OptionsExchange OptionsOptions Paying the Best/Worst and CashStandard Digital Options and Correlation Digital OptionsQuotient OptionsProduct Options and Foreign Domestic OptionsForeign Equity OptionsEquity-Linked Foreign Exchange OptionsQuanto OptionsRainbow OptionsSpread OptionsSpread Over the RainbowsDual-Strike OptionsOut-Performance OptionsAlternative OptionsBasket OptionsPricing Correlation Options with Uncertain Correlation CoefficientsPackage or Hybrid OptionsNonlinear Payoff OptionsCompound OptionsChooser OptionsContingent Premium OptionsOther Exotic OptionsHedging Exotic OptionsFurther DevelopmentPayoff Functions for Various OptionsTable of Cumulative Function Values of the Standard Normal Distribution Readership: Professionals in the financial industry, interested general readers, and academics. Keywords:Reviews: “He has put together a comprehensive book on exotic option pricing, showing this to be possible without the measure theory twaddle. It takes the reader through the entire spectrum of products in an organized way and provides most necessary formulas as well as the intuition of their derivation … There is no other place where one can find all the pricing tools gathered together, which allows one to price an option without sneezing from the dust of stacks of journal articles … The author does a good job when he limits his role to providing a complete pricing encyclopedia … This is the most complete conventional option pricing book currently available.” Nassim Taleb Derivatives Strategy
The Handbook of Exotic Options is the first book to explain the theoretical foundations, structures, and applications of these exciting new instruments. Edited by Israel Nelken, one of the foremost experts in the field, this handbook provides an in-depth explanation of the latest uses of exotic options by institutional investors and corporate treasurers, as well as the latest thinking on advanced topics. Readers will find valuable discussions of: Options theory, volatility, and pricing; The Brownian Motion and the Black Scholes Model; Risk management applications of exotic options.
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An academic, yet practical approach to the latest FX market developments FX Options and Structured Products provides new insights into the FX Options market post-crisis, straddling the realms of both academics and practitioners. Products are explained in a simple case study format, with clear examples of all FX options, common structures, and tailor-made solutions. This new second edition contains updated real-world deals complete with explanatory background information, plus new information on yield curve construction, spreading, litigation, and new products and trade ideas. Interviews have been extended to provide additional in-depth information, and new coverage on the latest trading technology guides readers toward cutting edge tools and services. Foreign Exchange Options and Structured Products are typically traded over the counter, and market participants need to fully understand the products to work with them effectively. FX Options and Structured Products is a complete reference, helping practitioners understand the products, how they're used, and how they're priced, and the risk management, hedging, regulatory, and accounting issues involved. Understand spreads in the interest rate market, and how they affect valuation of FX options Learn why yield curve construction is a crucial ingredient for pricing, and examine the vanna-volga approach Explore recent advances in software for trading and platform structuring Review the various products including accumulators, kikos, auto-callables, and more This authoritative reference also provides expert guidance toward practical application, helping readers structure their own solutions with new ideas and understanding. Knowing how and why particular products are applied in different situations helps practitioners build alternative solutions to client problems. For complete mastery of the FX market, FX Options and Structured Products is a valuable resource and a thorough guide.
An Analysis of the Value Delivered by FX Options Since the Start of the Market
Author: Jessica James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Get the little known – yet crucial – facts about FX options Daily turnover in FX options is an estimated U.S. $ 207 billion, but many fundamental facts about this huge and liquid market are generally unknown. FX Option Performance provides the information practitioners need to be more effective in the market, with detailed, specific guidance. This book is a unique and practical guide to option trading, with the courage to report how much these contracts have really made or lost. Breaking free from the typical focus on theories and generalities, this book gets specific – travelling back in history to show exactly how options performed in different markets and thereby helping investors and hedgers alike make more informed decisions. Not overly technical, the rigorous approach remains accessible to anyone with an interest in the area, showing investors where to look for value and helping corporations hedge their FX exposures. FX Option Performance begins with a quick and practical introduction to the FX option market, then provides specific advice toward structures, performance, rate fluctuation, and trading strategies. Examine the historical payoffs to the most popular and liquidly traded options Learn which options are overvalued and which are undervalued Discover surprising, generally unpublished facts about emerging markets Examine systemic option trading strategies to find what works and what doesn't On average, do options result in profit, loss, or breaking even? How can corporations more cost-effectively hedge their exposure to emerging markets? Are cheap out-of-the-money options worth it?
Since around the turn of the millennium there has been a general acceptance that one of the more practical improvements one may make in the light of the shortfalls of the classical Black-Scholes model is to replace the underlying source of randomness, a Brownian motion, by a Lévy process. Working with Lévy processes allows one to capture desirable distributional characteristics in the stock returns. In addition, recent work on Lévy processes has led to the understanding of many probabilistic and analytical properties, which make the processes attractive as mathematical tools. At the same time, exotic derivatives are gaining increasing importance as financial instruments and are traded nowadays in large quantities in OTC markets. The current volume is a compendium of chapters, each of which consists of discursive review and recent research on the topic of exotic option pricing and advanced Lévy markets, written by leading scientists in this field. In recent years, Lévy processes have leapt to the fore as a tractable mechanism for modeling asset returns. Exotic option values are especially sensitive to an accurate portrayal of these dynamics. This comprehensive volume provides a valuable service for financial researchers everywhere by assembling key contributions from the world's leading researchers in the field. Peter Carr, Head of Quantitative Finance, Bloomberg LP. This book provides a front-row seat to the hottest new field in modern finance: options pricing in turbulent markets. The old models have failed, as many a professional investor can sadly attest. So many of the brightest minds in mathematical finance across the globe are now in search of new, more accurate models. Here, in one volume, is a comprehensive selection of this cutting-edge research. Richard L. Hudson, former Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, and co-author with Benoit B. Mandelbrot of The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
A Guide to Structuring, Pricing and Trading by Bouzoubaa, Mohamed, ISBN 9780470688038
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Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
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Your A to Z Guide to the World's Largest Option Market "A clearly written manual that flows smoothly. Whether you have 20 years of experience in the FX options markets or none, you will learn something interesting from reading this book. Highly recommended for both traders and non-traders." * Adam Kreysar, Global Head FX Options Warburg Dillon Read "DeRosa presents technical material with a minimum of technical fuss. Filtered through his scholarship and practical trading experience, up-to-date topics such as exotic options, forward volatilities, and the volatility smile become accessible. The book will be extremely useful to asset managers and risk managers." * Allan M. Malz, Partner The RiskMetrics Group "This new edition of Options on Foreign Exchange provides an exhaustive review of the literature on currency options, in addition to covering the practical aspects of the business. It is greatly pedagogical and well written-as can be expected from David DeRosa." * Nassim Taleb, President Empirica Capital LLC
An International Guide to Currency Options, Trading and Practice
Author: Alan Hicks
Category: Business & Economics
Since the first edition of Foreign Exchange Options in 1993, trading in foreign exchange options has undergone rapid expansion and now accounts for a daily turnover of some $100 billion world-wide. This revised and expanded second edition takes into account recent changes in both market practice and regulatory requirements and contains many new explanatory diagrams and practical examples. As with the first edition, the emphasis is on practicality, taking the reader through the basics, clarifying jargon when and where appropriate. This book will be invaluable for accountants, auditors, experienced practitioners and those entering the world of currency options for the first time. The benefits of using options to hedge foreign exchange risk Detailed examination of both the OTC market and the main exchange listing Specific coverage of pricing, trading risk and market practice
An overview of the current state of the futures and options markets, providing an introduction and overview of markets and industry practices, as well as guidance on a wide range of issues. Topics include markets, instruments, and trading; regulation and management; and the future of futures. Append
The Analysis and Evaluation of Trading Strategies, Hedging Tactics, and Pricing Models
Author: Robert T. Daigler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
This book thoroughly explains the options markets. Moreover, the work contains several unique features, including computer codes to calculate changes in options properties and a historic evaluation of options strategies and pricing theories. As a result, traders learn what works and what doesn't work. Specific features include: Exotic options; The factors influencing option pricing; Advanced trading strategies such as spreads and straddles; The importance of delta, gamma and theta; Risk management with options.
Unlike most books on derivative products, Options Explained 2 is a practical guide, covering theoretical concepts only where they are essential to applying options on a wide variety of assets. Written with the emphasis on a practical, straightforward approach, Options Explained succeeds in demystifying what has traditionally been treated as a highly complex product. The second edition also includes over 100 pages of new material, with sections on exotic options, worldwide accounting practices and issues in volatility estimation.
An essential guide to real-world derivatives trading FX Derivatives Trader School is the definitive guide to the technical and practical knowledge required for successful foreign exchange derivatives trading. Accessible in style and comprehensive in coverage, the book guides the reader through both basic and advanced derivative pricing and risk management topics. The basics of financial markets and trading are covered, plus practical derivatives mathematics is introduced with reference to real-world trading and risk management. Derivative contracts are covered in detail from a trader's perspective using risk profiles and pricing under different derivative models. Analysis is approached generically to enable new products to be understood by breaking the risk into fundamental building blocks. To assist with learning, the book also contains Excel practicals which will deepen understanding and help build useful skills. The book covers of a wide variety of topics, including: Derivative exposures within risk management Volatility surface construction Implied volatility and correlation risk Practical tips for students on trading internships and junior traders Market analysis techniques FX derivatives trading requires mathematical aptitude, risk management skill, and the ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure. There is a tremendous gap between option pricing formulas and the knowledge required to be a successful derivatives trader. FX Derivatives Trader School is unique in bridging that gap.