"...thought-provoking...The feeling one is left with after putting the book down is one of time well spent."
"...the authors offer fresh and valuable insights into financial markets." -
"The book is well written and self-contained...recommended to anyone interested in a new and fresh approach to the dynamics of financial markets."
Journal of Statistical Physics
"The book is interesting not only for physicists working in finance, but also practicioners and scholars with a mathematical or statistical background."
Journal of the American Statistical Association
Risk control and derivative pricing are major concerns to financial institutions. The need for adequate statistical tools to measure and anticipate amplitude of potential moves of financial markets is clearly expressed, in particular for derivative markets. Classical theories, however, are based on assumptions leading to systematic (sometimes dramatic) underestimation of risks. Theory of Financial Risk and Derivative Pricing summarises developments, some inspired by statistical physics, using which one can take into account more faithfully the real behaviour of financial markets for asset allocation, derivative pricing and hedging, and risk control.