Provides a comprehensive guide for anyone who has to undertake financial analysis, or understand and implement financial models. Discusses a wide range of real-world financial problems and models using Excel 2007 and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Provides reference to earlier versions of Excel and VBA, and includes a CD-Rom with modelling tools and working versions of models discussed.
This new and unique book demonstrates that Excel and VBA can play an important role in the explanation and implementation of numerical methods across finance. Advanced Modelling in Finance provides a comprehensive look at equities, options on equities and options on bonds from the early 1950s to the late 1990s. The book adopts a step-by-step approach to understanding the more sophisticated aspects of Excel macros and VBA programming, showing how these programming techniques can be used to model and manipulate financial data, as applied to equities, bonds and options. The book is essential for financial practitioners who need to develop their financial modelling skill sets as there is an increase in the need to analyse and develop ever more complex 'what if' scenarios. Specifically applies Excel and VBA to the financial markets Packaged with a CD containing the software from the examples throughout the book Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to modern financial modeling using Excel, VBA, standards of financial modeling and model review. It offers guidance on essential modeling concepts around the four core financial activities in the modern financial industry today: financial management; corporate finance; portfolio management and financial derivatives. Written in a highly practical, market focused manner, it gives step-by-step guidance on modeling practical problems in a structured manner. Quick and interactive learning is assured due to the structure as a training course which includes applied examples that are easy to follow. All applied examples contained in the book can be reproduced step by step with the help of the Excel files. The content of this book serves as the foundation for the training course Certified Financial Modeler. In an industry that is becoming increasingly complex, financial modeling is a key skill for practitioners across all key sectors of finance and banking, where complicated problems often need to be solved quickly and clearly. This book will equip readers with the basic modeling skills required across the industry today.
A detailed look at developing real-world financial models using C++ This book, designed for self-study, reference, and classroom use, outlines a comprehensive approach to creating both simple and advanced financial models using C++. Author and modeling expert Chandan Sengupta covers programming, the C++ language, and financial modeling from the ground up-assuming no prior knowledge in these areas-and shows through numerous examples how to combine these skills with financial theory and mathematics to develop practical financial models. Since C++ is the computer language used most often to develop large-scale financial models and systems, readers will find this work-which includes a CD-ROM containing the models and codes from the book-an essential asset in their current modeling endeavors. Chandan Sengupta (White Plains, NY) teaches finance in the MBA program at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business. He is also the author of Financial Modeling Using Excel and VBA (0-471-26768-6).
"Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA is an admirable exposition that bridges the theoretical underpinnings of financial engineering and its application which usually appears as a "black-box" software application. The book opens the black-box and reveals the architecture of risk-modeling and financial engineering based on industry-standard stochastic models by utilizing Excel and VBA functionality to create a robust and practical modeling tool-kit. Financial engineering professionals who purchase this book will have a jumpstart advantage for their customized financial engineering and modeling needs." Dr. Cameron Wicentowich Vice President, Treasury Analytics Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) "Spreadsheet modeling for finance has become a standard course in the curriculum of many Quantitative Finance programs since the Excel-based Visual Basic programming is now widely used in constructing optimal portfolios, pricing structured products and managing risks. Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA is written by a unique team of finance, physics and computer academics and practitioners. It is a good reference for those who are studying for a Masters degree in Financial Engineering and Risk Management. It can also be useful for financial engineers to jump-start a project on designing structured products, modeling interest term structure or credit risks." Dr. Jin Zhang Director of Master of Finance Program and Associate Professor The University of Hong Kong "Excel has been one of the most powerful tools for financial planning and computing over the last few years. Most users utilize a fraction of its capabilities. One of the reasons is the limited availability of books that cover the advanced features of Excel for Finance. Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA goes the extra mile and deals with the Excel tools many professionals call for. This book is a must for professionals or students dealing with financial engineering, financial risk management, computational finance or mathematical finance. I loved the way the authors covered the material using real life, hands-on examples." Dr. Isaac Gottlieb Temple University Author, Next Generation Excel: Modeling in Excel for Analysts and MBAs
It is common to blame the inadequacy of credit risk models for the fact that the financial crisis has caught many market participants by surprise. On closer inspection, though, it often appears that market participants failed to understand or to use the models correctly. The recent events therefore do not invalidate traditional credit risk modeling as described in the first edition of the book. A second edition is timely, however, because the first dealt relatively briefly with instruments featuring prominently in the crisis (CDSs and CDOs). In addition to expanding the coverage of these instruments, the book will focus on modeling aspects which were of particular relevance in the financial crisis (e.g. estimation error) and demonstrate the usefulness of credit risk modelling through case studies. This book provides practitioners and students with an intuitive, hands-on introduction to modern credit risk modelling. Every chapter starts with an explanation of the methodology and then the authors take the reader step by step through the implementation of the methods in Excel and VBA. They focus specifically on risk management issues and cover default probability estimation (scoring, structural models, and transition matrices), correlation and portfolio analysis, validation, as well as credit default swaps and structured finance. The book has an accompanying website, http://loeffler-posch.com/, which has been specially updated for this Second Edition and contains slides and exercises for lecturers.
The comprehensive, broadly-applicable, real-world guide to financial modelling Principles of Financial Modelling – Model Design and Best Practices Using Excel and VBAcovers the full spectrum of financial modelling tools and techniques in order to provide practical skills that are grounded in real-world applications. Based on rigorously-tested materials created for consulting projects and for training courses, this book demonstrates how to plan, design and build financial models that are flexible, robust, transparent, and highly applicable to a wide range of planning, forecasting and decision-support contexts. This book integrates theory and practice to provide a high-value resource for anyone wanting to gain a practical understanding of this complex and nuanced topic. Highlights of its content include extensive coverage of: Model design and best practices, including the optimisation of data structures and layout, maximising transparency, balancing complexity with flexibility, dealing with circularity, model audit and error-checking Sensitivity and scenario analysis, simulation, and optimisation Data manipulation and analysis The use and choice of Excel functions and functionality, including advanced functions and those from all categories, as well as of VBA and its key areas of application within financial modelling The companion website provides approximately 235 Excel files (screen-clips of most of which are shown in the text), which demonstrate key principles in modelling, as well as providing many examples of the use of Excel functions and VBA macros. These facilitate learning and have a strong emphasis on practical solutions and direct real-world application. For practical instruction, robust technique and clear presentation, Principles of Financial Modelling is the premier guide to real-world financial modelling from the ground up. It provides clear instruction applicable across sectors, settings and countries, and is presented in a well-structured and highly-developed format that is accessible to people with different backgrounds.
Updated look at financial modeling and Monte Carlo simulationwith software by Oracle Crystal Ball This revised and updated edition of the bestselling book onfinancial modeling provides the tools and techniques needed toperform spreadsheet simulation. It answers the essential questionof why risk analysis is vital to the decision-making process, forany problem posed in finance and investment. This reliable resourcereviews the basics and covers how to define and refine probabilitydistributions in financial modeling, and explores the conceptsdriving the simulation modeling process. It also discussessimulation controls and analysis of simulation results. The second edition of Financial Modeling with Crystal Balland Excel contains instructions, theory, and practical examplemodels to help apply risk analysis to such areas as derivativepricing, cost estimation, portfolio allocation and optimization,credit risk, and cash flow analysis. It includes the resourcesneeded to develop essential skills in the areas of valuation,pricing, hedging, trading, risk management, project evaluation,credit risk, and portfolio management. Offers an updated edition of the bestselling book covering thenewest version of Oracle Crystal Ball Contains valuable insights on Monte Carlo simulation—anessential skill applied by many corporate finance and investmentprofessionals Written by John Charnes, the former finance department chair atthe University of Kansas and senior vice president of globalportfolio strategies at Bank of America, who is currently Presidentand Chief Data Scientist at Syntelli Solutions, Inc. Risk Analyticsand Predictive Intelligence Division (Syntelli RAPID) Engaging and informative, this book is a vital resource designedto help you become more adept at financial modeling andsimulation.
Updated look at financial modeling and Monte Carlo simulation with software by Oracle Crystal Ball This revised and updated edition of the bestselling book on financial modeling provides the tools and techniques needed to perform spreadsheet simulation. It answers the essential question of why risk analysis is vital to the decision-making process, for any problem posed in finance and investment. This reliable resource reviews the basics and covers how to define and refine probability distributions in financial modeling, and explores the concepts driving the simulation modeling process. It also discusses simulation controls and analysis of simulation results. The second edition of Financial Modeling with Crystal Ball and Excel contains instructions, theory, and practical example models to help apply risk analysis to such areas as derivative pricing, cost estimation, portfolio allocation and optimization, credit risk, and cash flow analysis. It includes the resources needed to develop essential skills in the areas of valuation, pricing, hedging, trading, risk management, project evaluation, credit risk, and portfolio management. Offers an updated edition of the bestselling book covering the newest version of Oracle Crystal Ball Contains valuable insights on Monte Carlo simulation—an essential skill applied by many corporate finance and investment professionals Written by John Charnes, the former finance department chair at the University of Kansas and senior vice president of global portfolio strategies at Bank of America, who is currently President and Chief Data Scientist at Syntelli Solutions, Inc. Risk Analytics and Predictive Intelligence Division (Syntelli RAPID) Engaging and informative, this book is a vital resource designed to help you become more adept at financial modeling and simulation.
A hands-on guide to using Excel in the business context First published in 2012, Using Excel for Business and Financial Modelling contains step-by-step instructions of how to solve common business problems using financial models, including downloadable Excel templates, a list of shortcuts and tons of practical tips and techniques you can apply straight away. Whilst there are many hundreds of tools, features and functions in Excel, this book focuses on the topics most relevant to finance professionals. It covers these features in detail from a practical perspective, but also puts them in context by applying them to practical examples in the real world. Learn to create financial models to help make business decisions whilst applying modelling best practice methodology, tools and techniques. • Provides the perfect mix of practice and theory • Helps you become a DIY Excel modelling specialist • Includes updates for Excel 2019/365 and Excel for Mac • May be used as an accompaniment to the author’s online and face-to-face training courses Many people are often overwhelmed by the hundreds of tools in Excel, and this book gives clarity to the ones you need to know in order to perform your job more efficiently. This book also demystifies the technical, design, logic and financial skills you need for business and financial modelling.
Often financial computing guidebooks provide only quick-and-dirty implementations of financial models, rarely related to real-world applications. Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA provides reusable, flexible, real-world implementations of financial models. The book explores financial models, like derivatives pricings, market and credit risk modeling, and advanced interest rate modeling. With step-by-step instructions, this resource reviews fundamental financial theories and concepts, as well as alternative approaches to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the different techniques. This text is an ideal reference for graduate students studying financial engineering and computing.