Introduction to Mathematical Portfolio Theory

Introduction to Mathematical Portfolio Theory

by Mark S. Joshi, Jane M. Paterson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107042315
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2013
Series: International Series on Actuarial Science Series
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark S. Joshi is a researcher and consultant in mathematical finance, and a Professor at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on derivatives pricing and interest rate derivatives in particular. He is the author of numerous research articles on quantitative finance and four books.

Jane M. Paterson obtained a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Melbourne. She furthered her academic experience with a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley and a research fellowship at the University of Cambridge. More recently she has worked in both the UK and Australia as a director in a variety of specialist and generalist banking roles, including structured finance and economic capital, with organisations including National Australia Bank and ANZ.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Definitions of risk and return; 2. Efficient portfolios: the two-asset case; 3. Portfolios with a risk-free asset; 4. Finding the efficient frontier - the multi-asset case; 5. Single-factor models; 6. Multi-factor models; 7. Introducing utility; 8. Utility and risk aversion; 9. Foundations of utility theory; 10. Maximising long-term growth; 11. Stochastic dominance; 12. Risk measures; 13. The Capital Asset Pricing Model; 14. The arbitrage pricing model; 15. Market efficiency and rationality; 16. Brownian motion and stock price models across time; Appendix A. Matrix algebra; Appendix B. Solutions; References; Index.

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