From the Back Cover
If you work in todays financial markets, you need to master the maths
Mastering Financial Calculations is now an established classic, essential for anyone who works in finance. This second edition is a timely revision of the widely-used, hands-on guide to the maths behind every key financial instrument and technique.
- Financial market arithmetic starting with the absolute basics
- Covers everything you need to know, from options pricing and interest rate and currency swaps to zero-coupon rates and foreign exchange
- Brand new chapters on gold and other commodities and repos, buy/sell-backs and securities lending
Success in today's sophisticated financial markets depends on a firm understanding of key financial concepts and mathematical techniques. Mastering Financial Calculations explains them in a clear, comprehensive way so even if your mathematical background is limited, you'll thoroughly grasp what you need to know. Bob Steiner makes use of easy-to-follow worked examples and practical exercises to guide you through the fundamentals, making sure youve got the hang of these before walking you through the essential calculations behind the more advanced techniques that are widely used in the markets.
Whether you are a trader, fund manager, corporate treasurer, programmer, accountant, risk manager, or student, the exceptional clarity of this book means you'll quickly gain the ability to manipulate and apply these techniques with speed, accuracy and confidence.
About the Author
Bob Steiner is Managing Director for Markets International and is an experienced financial trainer and consultant. He runs specialist courses for many financial institutions and investment banks and is also a Trainer for the ACI.
For more information on Bob's training activities, see www.markets-international.com