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The only guide focusing entirely on practical approaches to pricing and hedging derivatives One valuable lesson of the financial crisis was that derivatives and risk practitioners don't really understand the products they're dealing with. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this book delivers the kind of knowledge and skills traders and finance professionals need to fully understand derivatives and price and hedge them effectively. Most derivatives books are written by academics and are long on theory and short on the day-to-day realities of derivatives trading. Of the few practical guides available, very few of those cover pricing and hedging-two critical topics for traders. What matters to practitioners is what happens on the trading floor-information only seasoned practitioners such as authors Marroni and Perdomo can impart. Lays out proven derivatives pricing and hedging strategies and techniques for equities, FX, fixed income and commodities, as well as multi-assets and cross-assets Provides expert guidance on the development of structured products, supplemented with a range of practical examples Packed with real-life examples covering everything from option payout with delta hedging, to Monte Carlo procedures to common structured products payoffs The Companion Website features all of the examples from the book in Excel complete with source code
Saturday Kitchen producer James Winter delves into culinary history and explores the origins of the world's classic dishes in Who put the Beef in Wellington? The hardback cookbook aims to answer questions like who came up with these recipes, what inspired them and explains just why have they become classics. The book also includes 50 delicious recipes, including those for Battenburg Cake, Peach Melba, Sole Veronique, Chicken Kiev and Beef Wellington. These are the quintessential versions of each recipe, and there are also hints and tips from top chefs throughout the book to really inspire the reader.
Blending intellectual speculation with anecdote and personal reflection, the Renaissance thinker and writer Michel de Montaigne pioneered the modern essay form. This edition contains all of his idiosyncratic and timeless writings on subjects as varied as the virtues of solitude, the power of the imagination, the pleasures of reading, the importance of sleep and why we sometimes laugh and cry at the same things. Montaigne's complete Essays, translated by M. A. Screech, are presented here as a beautifully produced, desirable collector's edition. This oversize volume is printed in two-colour, bound in high-quality rich blue cloth and embellished with gold foil stamped into the design. Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de Montaigne, was born in 1533. He was brought up to speak Latin as his mother tongue and always retained a Latin turn of mind; though he knew Greek, he preferred to use translations. In 1569 he published his French version of the Natural Theology of Raymond Sebond; his Apology is only partly a defence of Sebond and sets sceptical limits to human reasoning about God, man and nature. He retired in 1571 to his lands at Montaigne, devoting himself to reading and reflection and composing his Essays (first version 1580). He loathed the fanaticism and cruelties of the religious wars of the period , but sided with Catholic orthodoxy and legitimate monarchy. He died at Montaigne in 1592 while preparing the final, and richest, edition of his Essays. M. A. Screech is an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is recognised as a world authority on the Renaissance, especially for his studies on Rabelais, Erasmus and Montaigne. His translation of Montaigne was immediately welcomed for its discrete learning and elegance. In recognition of his achievements the French Republic made him a Chevalier dans l'Ordre national du Merite and then a Chevalier dans la Legion d' Honneur.
The team at Mollie Makes, one of the country's most popular lifestyle and craft magazines, present a variety of beautiful crochet projects in this amazing hardback book. Aimed at complete beginners who want to hone their skills, the book is also suitable for those looking to move on after their first successful projects. With ideas including crocheted blankets, cushions, toys and gifts as well as accessories and pieces for around the home, the book also includes ways you can embellish existing items too. Each stitch comes with clear instructions and illustrations to make sure your projects are beautiful and there is also advice on how to use different techniques.
The Upholsterer's Handbook is the ideal guide for anyone considering upholstery as a hobby. The projects featured in the book range from simple seats to more complex items such as button-back chairs. Various styles of furniture are covered, from classic and elegant to more contemporary styled and designer pieces. A practical and inspirational book written by Nicole Fulton and Stuart Weston, it also features sumptuous photography from Roger Dixon and beautiful technical illustrations, as well as a directory of suppliers.
Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known to us as El Greco, was one of the seminal figures of the Spanish Golden Age. This magnificent volume, published to mark the four hundredth anniversary of the artist's death, features superb new photographs of recently cleaned and restored paintings, revealing hitherto unknown facets of his art. Born in Crete in 1541 under Venetian rule, raised in the iconographic traditions of Byzantine art, and acquainted with both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic practice, El Greco journeyed to Venice and Rome in the late Renaissance, before finding patronage in Spain at the court of Philip II. He was a painter not only of religious subjects but also of idiosyncratic portraits executed in his own uniquely dramatic and expressionistic style. He spent approximately half his life in Toledo, a city with which his name has become indelibly linked, although he was never fully accepted and was known there as a disputatious outsider. All this and more is detailed in this thorough, richly illustrated book, in which the artists works are reproduced following their recent major cleanings and restorations, which have revealed hitherto unknown facets of his art.
A comprehensive guide to the key investment decisions all investors must make and how to manage the risk that entails Since all investors seek maximize returns balanced against acceptable risks, successful investment management is all about successful risk management. Strategic Risk Management uses that reality as a starting point, showing investors how to make risk management a process rather than just another tool in the investor's kit. The book highlights and explains primary investment risks and shows readers how to manage them across the key areas of any fund, including investment objectives, asset allocation, asset class strategy, and manager selection. With a strong focus on risk management at the time of asset allocation and at the time of implementation, the book offers important guidance for managers of benefit plans, endowments, defined contribution schemes, and family trusts. Offers a thorough examination of the role of risk management in the decision-making process for asset allocation, manager selection, and other duties of fund managers Written by the current head of portfolio design for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund Addresses the fundamental importance of risk management in today's post-crisis fund management landscape Strategic Risk Management is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide that identifies the primary risks investors face and reveals how best to manage them.
This major book provides a comprehensive record of all Ferraris built for the road - production and prototype - from the Tipo 166 Inter of 1948 to the latest Tipo 612 Scaglietti and its contemporaries. During that time there have been approximately 80 different touring Ferrari models and this book provides unmatched detail on them all, where necessary investigating the sometimes blurred distinction between pure touring models and competition models of the same car. The result is a meticulously researched and generously illustrated reference book that will delight all admirers of the "Prancing Horse" marque.
"Michael Hordern and Richard Briers star as Jeeves and Wooster in six BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatizations. Also featuring Maurice Denham, Paul Eddington, David Jason, John Le Mesurier, Miriam Margolyes, Jonathan Cecil, Liza Goddard and Patrick Cargill. The Inimitable Jeeves - Aunt Agatha is forcing Bertie to get engaged to the formidable Honoria Glossop. Can Jeeves save the day? The Code of the Woosters - Who would think that a silver cow-creamer could cause so much trouble? Uncle Tom wants it, and Aunt Dahlia is blackmailing Bertie to steal it. Right Ho, Jeeves - Mayhem has broken out at Brinkley Court, but there are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves...Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves - Poor Bertie! Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle's engagement is on the rocks, and he's next in line for the fair maiden's hand. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit - When Jeeves returns from his annual shrimping holiday in Bognor Regis, he's in for a few surprises. Jeeves: Joy in the Morning - For Bertie, Steeple Bumphleigh is a village to be avoided as it contains the appalling Aunt Agatha. Still, there are good deeds to be done. "
This is a comprehensive guide to the changing face of valuation in private firm M&A transactions. Based on the author's extensive professional experience as well as her rigorous academic research, this book describes a more sensible approach to using discounts in private company valuations and provides readers with a deeper appreciation for the need to weigh a much broader range of influences on value in the M&A process. Does the idiosyncrasy of family-owned business influence transaction multiples? What of regional market differences and differing market environments over time? How do you estimate the influence of the subprime on the transaction process? With the help of fascinating case studies drawn from an eclectic array of M&A transactions, including a beauty contest, author Kerstin Dodel answers those and other central questions about the M&A process. Among other things, she vividly demonstrates that the ultimate price paid in such a transaction reflects not only a target company's unique characteristics, but the varying motivations and expectations of each of the participants within the context of a competitive M&A process. Dodel has an extensive background in the profession and her research draws upon rigorous scholarship and her years of working at Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank, and other leading global financial institutions. Emphasis is given to the post credit crunch environment, and responding to regulators' increasing rejection of over-simplified procedures for firm valuation.
Not only is Britain an island, but it also rejoices in hundreds of islands of its own and Dixe Wills' Tiny Islands: 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain is a book that celebrates them. From islands off the coast to those that are situated in lakes, lochs and rivers, each one is accessible to the public and they all have a captivating story to tell. With over 60 islands from in and around Britain featured throughout the hardback, each with its own hand-drawn map, there are a number of descriptions, reviews, maps and photographs to pore over.
Glamour opens up a magical world of transformations, full of grace and beauty and fairy-tale elegance, in the costume workshops of ART FOR ART in Vienna. Annette Beaufays has headed the workshops for the past 20 years and allowed photographer Lois Lammerhuber into this dream factory. He attended the manifold minute processing steps necessary to create a work of art fit for the stage, made from original designs by highly skilled and experienced tailors, milliners, shoemakers and painters. The book also shows how some of the world's greatest opera stars, like Edita Gruberova, are trying on their costumes with a sense of curiosity, or how some of the most talented costume designers, like Sue Blane - who created the costumes for the Rocky Horror Picture Show - develop their designs with passion and skill.
A comprehensive examination of Islamic capital markets Taking a comparative approach to the subject, this text looks at the similarities and differences between Islamic capital markets and conventional capital markets. The book explains each particular topic from both the conventional and the Islamic perspective, offering a full understanding of Islamic capital markets, processes, and instruments. In addition to a full explanation of Islamic products, this approach also ensures a holistic understanding of the dual markets within which Islamic capital markets operate. Ideal for both students and current practitioners, Islamic Capital Markets fills a large gap in the current literature on the subject. Whereas most books in this field cover the topic only superficially, this book offers the depth of coverage and academic rigor needed by professionals and serious students. Fills a gap in the current literature on the subject with comprehensive coverage and in-depth explanations Takes a comparative and holistic approach to the subject and features case studies from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Middle East, and Europe Written by a professor of finance at the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) One of the few comprehensive, dedicated guides to the subject available, Islamic Capital Markets offers a full understanding of the subject for students and professionals alike.
Bradley Wiggins became the first British cyclist to bring home the yellow jersey and win the Tour de France in 2012. Team Sky's victory was the start of what was to become a record-breaking summer for the popular mod - just 11 days later, he won Olympic Gold in the time trial event! In Allez Wiggo! How Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France and Olympic Gold in 2012, Daniel Friebe offers a photographic celebration of an extraordinary few weeks for the cyclist. With photos from leading cycling photographers, this book perfectly captures the drama of Wiggins' 2012 and offers an exciting insight into his road to victory.
Robson Green is on a mission to discover the weird, the wonderful and the way-off-limits of the angling world, and in this comprehensive and brilliantly entertaining book he collates his findings for you to enjoy. From island-hopping in Canada to ice fishing in Alaska, and even facing crocodiles and octopuses in Australia, Extreme Fishing will take enthusiastic anglers to the ends of the earth alongside some of the finest in their field. Featuring exclusive material such as top locations, need-to-know tips and the very best (and worst) catches, this frank, funny and inspiring books charts plenty of extraordinary adventures and is a treat for fishermen everywhere.
Richard Hammond, Top Gear host and all-round petrolhead, reveals all about eight of the most significant road journeys he has ever undertaken in On the Road. Telling the story of his early life through driving episodes, the Hamster remembers seaside trips in the back seat of his dad's car, the first time he rode his red bicycle and his first journey on a motor cycle. He also recalls his job as a furniture delivery man, driving in and around Ripon. Emotionally written but with a strong dose of his balanced and self-deprecating humour, Richard evokes strong memories as he remembers back to - and shares with us - how much these journeys have impacted on his life.
A brilliant curator, critic, collector and teacher, William Rubin was tenacious, energetic and extraordinarily successful at acquiring masterpieces of modern painting and sculpture and at mounting such exhibitions as the fabled 'Picasso: A Retrospective' during his tenure as Head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA. This magnificently illustrated book includes colour plates of nearly 250 of Rubin's most famous acquisitions. From Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, to Pollock, de Kooning and Rothko, the range and depth of the works made an undeniable impact on the Museum and the world of modern art itself. Alongside the images is Rubin's memoir of his life as a collector and curator, his apprenticeship under Alfred Barr, the organizing of MoMA's groundbreaking exhibitions, the acquisitions of such masterpieces as Picasso's "Guitar" and Jackson Pollock's "One" and his relationships with top collectors Sidney Janis and Ronald Lauder. The book concludes with his erudite art history lectures presented at Sotheby's in 1997-8. For anyone interested in the history and world of modern art, in connoisseurship and collecting and in art scholarship, this book is truly an event and utterly indispensable.
It's summer in Yorkshire's Barton-in-the-Dale and with the new term in full swing it's more than the weather getting the residents of the town hot and bothered. The prospect of a potential merger isn't going down well, a new pupil is disruptive to say the least, and an unexpected staff affair causes even more scandal. The stress of a school production of the Wizard of Oz is set to turn more than a few people green too... With drama coming from every which way, this little town has a hot summer ahead of it. Packed with delightful and authentic characters, Gervase Phinn's novels simply ooze small-town gossip, juicy romances and 'good old-fashioned drama' - what's not to love?
Businesses are being pressured by governments, customers and employees alike to adopt environmentally-friendly policies and practices. This volume describes these trends and examines their implications for scholars and practitioners of human resource management. It explores the macro context that is shaping organizational responses to environmental concerns and includes several case studies that illustrate organizational initiatives that have clear implications for workforce management. The book also presents empirical research that is directly relevant to human resource management for environmentally-friendly organizations. International in scope it reflects concerns of different regions of the world North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.