Quantitative finance

WHAT IS THIS? Quantitative finance is a field of applied mathematics concerned with financial markets. In banking, it spread from the pricing of derivatives to the modelling of credit, market and operational risks. Today’s quantitative analysts are scattered across a range of functions, from risk management and model validation, to data science, algorithmic trading and regulatory compliance. 

Optimal dynamic strategies on Gaussian returns

It is hoped that this paper will form a foundational approach to the study of dynamic strategies and how to optimize them. We make efforts to understand their properties without claiming to understand why they work (ie, why there are stable…

The SABR forward smile

Thomas Roos presents the expressions for the implied volatilities of European and forward starting options

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