"...a rigorous and accessible account of the probabilistic structure behind the pricing, construction, and hedging of derivative securities....Real examples from stock, currency, and interest rate markets are used. The text also gives a clear view and introduction to modern mathematical finance for probabilists and statisticians."
The Journal of the American Statistical Association
"This is an excellent book for anyone who want an intuitive understanding of the use of stochastic calculus in financial engineering."
Here is the first rigorous and accessible account of the mathematics behind the pricing, construction and hedging of derivative securities. Key concepts are described with mathematical precision in a style tailored for market practitioners. Practicalities are stressed, including examples from stock, currency and interest rate markets, all accompanied by graphical illustrations. A full glossary of probabilistic and financial terms is provided.This up-to-date book will be an essential purchase for market practitioners, quantitative analysts, and derivatives traders, whether existing or trainees in investment banks in the major financial centres throughout the world.