If you have ever been in love with a spreadsheet or a pricing model; or hated your 18th run of Hull without understanding a word of it; or needed a spiffy answer to a question posed by our beloved Howard Corb, just so that you can make the right impression, the Online Quant Crash Course (for the non Quant?) is for you. Rather than limiting ourselves to PDF and excel files we decided to play with Finance Training Videos, the new home for online video based quantitative training.
The Quant Crash Course is a 200 minute series of 4 videos that cover the basics of quant and computational finance. The course material and series has evolved over the last 8 years as part of the training practice run by Jawwad Farid in the areas of derivative pricing and risk management.
August 2007 – October 2007: Goldman Sachs asks AIG to post additional collateral in view of the falling market value of CDO assets. The insurer posted around $2 billion in collateral up to end-October 2007. November 2007: AIG reports $352 million in unrealized losses on
AIG Financial Productions Corporation (AIG FP) a subsidiary of AIG issued and traded credit default swaps. These non-traditional insurance instruments insured the counterparty in the event of default on collateralized debt obligation payments. The company believed that the risk was very small because they primarily
February 2007: Lehman share price reaches all-time high of $86. 13th March 2007: Stock market suffers largest one-day drop in 5 years on reports that Lehman’s profitability would be significantly impacted because of rising subprime mortgage delinquencies. 14th March 2007: Lehman reports record revenues and