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Excel convergence hacks for TARF pricing models

Excel convergence hacks for TARF pricing models. Convergence between closed form and simulation model prices is enhanced with variance reduction procedures. It encourages model extension to complex products. For our TARF pricing model in its original form convergence is a challenge. We will try and

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TARF hedge effectiveness model

TARF Hedge effectiveness model. This is our second post in the TARF hedge effectiveness series and in the treasury candidates assessment series case. To catch up with the case please see the original TARF case study that defines the client requirement as well as available

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Understanding CMO CDO and CDS. Big Short Case Study – Part III

Understanding CMO, CDO and CDS The third part of the Big Short Case Study that traces the origin of the mortgaged backed CMO CDO CDS product sets referenced in the book and the film. The terms stand for Collateralize Mortgage Obligation (CMO), Collateralize Debt Obligation (CDO) and

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Higher moment Portfolio models. Skewness preference.

Higher moment Portfolio models. Skewness preference. So far in the portfolio optimization course our focus has been on single dimension analytics. With both risk and performance we have only looked at one metric at a time. While our Solver models have worked with multiple constraints,

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Bootstrapping the Zero Curve and Forward Rates

Deriving zero rates and forward rates using the bootstrapping process is a standard first step for many valuation, pricing and risk models. Interest rate and cross currency swaps & interest rate options pricing & VaR models, revolving credit facilities & term B loans valuation models,