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1.1. The object of traditional financial mathematics
1.2. Financial supplies. Preference and indifference relations
1.2.1. The subjective aspect of preferences
1.2.2. Objective aspects of financial laws. The equivalence principle
1.3. The dimensional viewpoint of financial quantities
2.1. Indifference relations and exchange laws for simple financial operations
2.2. Two variable laws and exchange factors
2.3. Derived quantities in the accumulation and discount laws
2.3.1. Accumulation
2.3.2. Discounting
2.4. Decomposable financial laws
2.5. Uniform financial laws: mean evaluations
2.5.1. Theory of uniform exchange laws
2.5.2. An outline of associative averages
2.5.3. Average duration and average maturity
2.5.4. Average index of return: average rate
2.6. Uniform decomposable financial laws: exponential regime
3.1. Preliminary comments
3.1.1. Equivalent rates and intensities
3.2. The regime of simple delayed interest (SDI)
3.3. The regime of rational discount (RD)
3.4. The regime of simple discount (SD)
3.5. The regime of simple advance interest (SAI)
3.6. Comments on the SDI, RD, SD and SAI uniform regimes
3.6.1. Exchange factors (EF)
3.6.2. Corrective operations
3.6.3. Initial averaged intensities and instantaneous intensity
3.6.4. Average length in the linear law and their conjugates
3.6.5. Average rates in linear law and their conjugated laws
3.7. The compound interest regime
3.7.1. Conversion of interests
3.7.2. The regime of discretely compound interest (DCI)
3.7.3. The regime of continuously compound interest (CCI)
3.8. The regime of continuously compound discount (CCD)
3.9. Complements and exercises on compound regimes
3.10. Comparison of laws of different regimes
4.1. Calculation of capital values: fairness
4.2. Retrospective and prospective reserve
4.4.4. Decisional criteria for financial projects
4.4.5. Choice criteria for mutually exclusive financial projects
4.4.6. Mixed projects: the TRM method
4.4.7. Decisional criteria on mixed projects
4.5. Appendix: outline on numerical methods for the solution of equations
4.5.1. General aspects
4.5.2. The linear interpolation method
4.5.3. Dichotomic method (or for successive divisions)
4.5.4. Secants and tangents method
4.5.5. Classical iteration method
5.1. General aspects
5.2. Evaluation of constant installment annuities in the compound regime
5.2.1. Temporary annual annuity
5.2.2. Annual perpetuity
5.2.3. Fractional and pluriannual annuities
5.4.1. General case
5.4.2. Specific cases: annual annuities in arithmetic progression
5.4.4. Specific cases: annual annuity in geometric progression
5.5. Evaluation of varying installment annuities according to linear laws
5.5.1. General case
5.5.2. Specific cases: annuities in arithmetic progression
5.5.3. Specific cases: annuities in geometric progression
6.1. General features of loan amortization
6.2. Gradual loan amortization at fixed rate
6.2.1. Gradual amortization with varying installments
6.2.2. Particular case: delayed constant installment amortization
6.2.3. Particular case: amortization with constant principal repayments
6.2.4. Particular case: amortization with advance interests10
6.2.5. Particular case: “American” amortization
6.4.1. Delayed payments
6.4.2. Advance payments
6.4.3. Continuous payments
6.5. Amortizations with adjustment of rates and values
6.5.1. Amortizations with adjustable rate
6.5.2. Amortizations with adjustment of the outstanding loan balance
6.6. Valuation of reserves in unshared loans
6.6.1. General aspects
6.6.2. Makeham’s formula
6.7. Leasing operation
6.7.1. Ordinary leasing
6.7.2. The monetary adjustment in leasing
6.8. Amortizations of loans shared in securities
6.8.1. An introduction on the securities
6.8.2. Amortization from the viewpoint of the debtor
6.8.3. Amortization from the point of view of the bondholder
6.8.4. Drawing probability and mean life
6.8.5. Adjustable rate bonds, indexed bonds and convertible bonds
6.8.6. Rule variations in bond loans
6.9. Valuation in shared loans
6.9.1. Introduction
6.9.2. Valuation of bonds with given maturity
6.9.3. Valuation of drawing bonds
6.9.4. Bond loan with varying rate or values adjusted in time
7.1.1. The perfect market
7.1.2. Bonds
7.2. Spot contracts, price and rates. Yield rate
7.3. Forward contracts, prices and rates
7.4. The implicit structure of prices, rates and intensities
7.5. Term structures
7.5.1. Structures with “discrete” payments
7.5.2. Structures with fractional periods
7.5.3. Structures with flows “in continuum”
8.1. Capital value of annuities in the case of term structures
8.2. Amortizations in the case of term structures
8.2.1. Amortization with varying installments
8.2.2. Amortization with constant installments
8.2.3. Amortization with constant principal repayments
8.2.4. Life amortization
8.3. Updating of valuations during amortization
8.4. Funding in term structure environments
8.5. Valuations referred to shared loans in the term structure environment
8.5.1. Financial flows by the issuer’s and investor’s point of view
8.5.2. Valuations of price and yield
Time and Variability Indicators, Classical Immunization
9.1. Main time indicators
9.1.1. Maturity and time to maturity
9.1.2. Arithmetic mean maturity
9.1.3. Average maturity
9.1.4. Mean financial time length or “duration”
9.2. Variability and dispersion indicators
9.2.2. Relative variation
9.2.3. Elasticity
9.2.4. Convexity and volatility convexity
9.2.5. Approximated estimations of price fluctuation
9.3. Rate risk and classical immunization
9.3.1. An introduction to financial risk
9.3.2. Preliminaries to classic immunization
9.3.3. The optimal time of realization
9.3.4. The meaning of classical immunization
9.3.5. Single liability cover
9.3.6. Multiple liability cover
10.1. The sample space
10.2. Probability space
10.3. Random variables
10.4. Expectation and independence
10.5. Main distribution probabilities
10.5.1. The binomial distribution
10.5.2. The Poisson distribution
10.5.3. The normal (or Laplace Gauss) distribution
10.5.4. The log-normal distribution
10.5.5. The negative exponential distribution
10.5.6. The multidimensional normal distribution
10.6. Conditioning
10.7. Stochastic processes
10.8. Martingales
10.9. Brownian motion
11.1. Definitions
11.2. State classification
11.3. Occupation times
11.4. Absorption probabilities
11.5. Asymptotic behavior
11.6. Examples
11.6.1. A management problem in an insurance company
12.1. Positive (J-X) processes
12.2. Semi-Markov and extended semi-Markov chains
12.3. Primary properties
12.4. Examples
12.6. Particular cases of MRP
12.6.1. Renewal processes and Markov chains
12.6.3. Continuous Markov processes
12.7. Markov renewal functions
12.11.1. General definitions
13.1. Problem of stochastic integration
13.3. General definition of the stochastic integral
13.4. Itô’s formula
13.4.1. Quadratic variation of a semi-martingale
13.4.2. Itô’s formula
13.5.1. Case of predictable simple processes
13.5.2. Extension to general integrand processes
13.6. Stochastic differentiation
13.6.1. Definition
13.6.2. Examples
13.7. Back to Itô’s formula
13.7.1. Stochastic differential of a product
13.7.2. Itô’s formula with time dependence
13.7.3. Interpretation of Itô’s formula
13.7.4. Other extensions of Itô’s formula
13.8. Stochastic differential equations
13.8.2. Solution of stochastic differential equations
13.9. Diffusion processes
14.1. Introduction
14.2. The Cox, Ross, Rubinstein (CRR) or binomial model
14.2.1. One-period model
14.2.2. Multi-period model
14.3. The Black-Scholes formula as the limit of the binomial model
14.3.1. The log-normality of the underlying asset
14.3.2. The Black-Scholes formula
14.4. The Black-Scholes continuous time model
14.4.1. The model
14.4.2. The solution of the Black-Scholes-Samuelson model
14.4.3. Pricing the call with the Black-Scholes-Samuelson model
14.5. Exercises on option pricing
14.6. The Greek parameters
14.6.1. Introduction
14.6.2. Values of the Greek parameters
14.6.3. Exercises
14.7. The impact of dividend repartition
14.8. Estimation of the volatility
14.8.1 Historic method
14.8.2. Implicit volatility method
14.9. Black-Scholes on the market
14.9.1. Empirical studies
14.9.2. Smile effect
14.10. Exotic options
14.10.1. Introduction
14.10.2. Garman-Kohlhagen formula
14.10.3. Greek parameters
14.10.4. Theoretical models
14.10.5. Binary or digital options
14.10.6. “Asset or nothing” options
14.10.7. The barrier options
14.10.8. Lookback options
14.10.9. Asiatic (or average) options
14.10.10. Rainbow options
15.1. The Janssen-Manca model
15.1.1. The Markov extension of the one-period CRR model
15.1.2. The multi-period discrete Markov chain model
15.1.3. The multi-period discrete Markov chain limit model
15.2.1. Introduction
15.2.2. The Janssen-Manca-Çinlar model
15.2.3. Call option pricing
15.2.4. Stationary option pricing formula
15.3.1. Introduction
15.3.2. The homogenous Markov model for the underlying asset
15.3.3. Particular cases
15.3.4. Numerical example for the Markov model
15.3.6. Numerical example for the semi-Markov model
15.3.7. Conclusion
16.1. The bond investments
16.1.1. Introduction
16.1.2. Yield curve
16.1.3. Yield to maturity for a financial investment and for a bond
16.2.1. Instantaneous interest rate
16.2.2. Particular cases
16.2.3. Yield curve associated with instantaneous interest rate
16.2.4. Examples of theoretical models
16.3.1. The OUV stochastic model
16.3.2. The CIR model (1985)
16.3.3. The HJM model (1992)
16.4. Zero-coupon pricing under the assumption of no arbitrage
16.4.1. Stochastic dynamics of zero-coupons
16.4.2. Application of the no arbitrage principle and risk premium
16.4.3. Partial differential equation for the structure of zero coupons
16.4.5. Value of a call on zero-coupon
16.4.7. A numerical example
16.5. Appendix (solution of the OUV equation)
17.1. Quantitative portfolio management
17.2. Notion of efficiency
17.3. Exercises
17.4. Markowitz theory for two assets
17.5. Case of one risky asset and one non-risky asset
Value at Risk (VaR) Methods and Simulation
18.1. VaR of one asset
18.1.1. Introduction
18.1.2. Definition of VaR for one asset
18.1.3. Case of the normal distribution
18.1.5. Trajectory simulation
18.2. Coherence and VaR extensions
18.2.1. Risk measures
18.2.2. General form of the VaR
18.2.3. VaR extensions: TVaR and conditional VaR
18.3. VaR of an asset portfolio
18.3.1. VaR methodology
18.3.2. General methods for VaR calculation
18.3.3. VaR implementation
18.3.4. VaR for a bond portfolio
18.4. VaR for one plain vanilla option
18.5. VaR and Monte Carlo simulation methods
18.5.1. Introduction
18.5.2. Case of one risk factor
18.5.3. Case of several risk factors
19.1. Introduction
19.2. The Merton model
19.2.1. Evaluation model of a risky debt
19.2.2. Interpretation of Merton’s result
19.2.3. Spreads
19.3. The Longstaff and Schwartz model (1995)
19.4. Construction of a rating with Merton’s model for the firm
19.4.1. Rating construction
19.4.2. Time dynamic evolution of a rating
19.5. Discrete time semi-Markov processes
19.5.1. Purpose
19.5.2. DTSMP definition
19.6. Semi-Markov credit risk models
19.7. NHSMP with backward conditioning time
19.8. Examples
19.8.1. Homogenous SMP application
19.8.2. Non-homogenous downward example
19.8.3. Non-homogenous downward backward example
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