FX Options and Structured Products
A special emphasis on how the client uses the products, with interviews and descriptions of real-life deals means that it will be possible to see how the products are applied in day-to-day situations – the theory is translated into practice.
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Scope of this Book.
About the Author.
1 Foreign Exchange Options.
1.1 A Journey through the History Of Options.
1.2 Technical Issues for Vanilla Options.
1.4 Basic Strategies containing Vanilla Options.
1.5 First Generation Exotics.
1.6 Second Generation Exotics.
2 Structured Products.
2.1 Forward Products.
2.2 Series of Strategies.
2.3 Deposits and Loans.
2.4 Interest Rate and Cross Currency Swaps.
2.5 Participation Notes.
3 Practical Matters.
3.1 The Traders’ Rule of Thumb.
3.2 Bid–Ask Spreads.
3.4 On the Cost of Delayed Fixing Announcements.
4 Hedge Accounting under IAS 39.
4.2 Financial Instruments.
4.3 Evaluation of Financial Instruments.
4.4 Hedge Accounting.
4.5 Methods for Testing Hedge Effectiveness.
4.6 Testing for Effectiveness - A Case Study of the Forward Plus.
4.8 Relevant Original Sources for Accounting Standards.
5 Foreign Exchange Markets.
5.1 A Tour through the Market.
5.2 Software and System Requirements.
5.3 Trading and Sales.
He has been working as Financial Engineer, Structurer and Consultant in FX Options Trading Teams of Citibank, UBS, Sal. Oppenheim and Commerzbank since 1992 and became an internationally known FX Options expert in both Academia and Practice.
Uwe holds a PhD in mathematical finance from Carnegie Mellon University and has been appointed a professor of Quantitative Finance at HfB-Business School of Finance and Management in Frankfurt, where he is in charge of the Master Program in Quantitative Finance.
His first book Foreign Exchange Risk co-edited with Jürgen Hakala published in 2002, he has also published articles in Finance and Stochastics, the Journal of Derivatives and The MathFinance Newsletter.