From the Back Cover
The Best of Wilmott 1: Incorporating the Quantitative Finance Review contains these first-class articles, originally presented at the QFR 2003, along with a collection of selected technical papers from Wilmott magazine. In publishing this book we hope to share some of the great insights that, until now, only delegates at QFR 2003 were privy to, and give you some idea why Wilmott magazine is the most talked about periodical in the market.
Including articles from luminaries such as Ed Thorp, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Philipp Schoenbucher, Pat Hagan, Ephraim Clark, Marc Potters, Peter Jaeckel and Paul Wilmott, this collection is a must for anyone working in the field of quantitative finance. The articles cover a wide range of topics:
- Psychology in Financial Markets
- Measuring Country Risk as Implied Volatility
- The Equity-to-Credit Problem
- Introducing Variety in Risk Management
- The Art and Science of Curve Building
- Next Generation Models for Convertible Bonds with Credit Risk
- Stochastic Volatility and Mean-variance Analysis
- Cliquet Options and Volatility Models
And as they say at the end of (most) Bond movies The Best of Wilmott… will return on an annual basis.
About the Author
He has for many years been a financial consultant specializing in derivatives, risk management and quantitative finance. He is the author of the best-selling Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance (Wiley 2000) and Paul Wilmott on Quantitative Finance (Wiley 2001). He has written over 100 research articles on finance and mathematics.
Dr Wilmott runs www.wilmott.com, the popular quantitative finance community website, the quant magazine Wilmott, and is the Course Director for the Certificate in Quantitative Finance, www.7city.com/cqf.
Paul Wilmott is a partner in a statistical arbitrage hedge fund.