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
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
Vanilla options TARF and participating forwards. A case study. There are some common questions that repeatedly get posed in my treasury products class about the variations available within exotic derivative instruments. Are these exotic contracts really needed? Who really benefits from selling these exotic products?
Synthetic CDO – The Goldman Mike Burry Big Short Trade Before the 2008 financial crisis the incentive for investors to buy mortgage backed securities was simple. For roughly the same implied credit risk as US sovereign risk you had the option to earn excess returns.
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
Big Short Takeaways for investors and traders – II Part two of our three part series on The Big Short Case Study for value investors and fixed income traders. In our first post we reviewed the context of the book, characters and the Credit Default Swap
The Big Short case study. For value investors and portfolio managers. For portfolio management and fixed income students the 2008 – 2009 financial crisis represents a terrific learning opportunity. As I teach portfolio management to Executive MBA students I have started to use a class room
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,
Portfolio Management Alpha dominant strategies. As part of our case discussion in the Portfolio Optimization course this Saturday we proposed a simple question to eighteen odd apprentice Portfolio Managers in the class. We understand how to calculate Beta and Alpha but do we understand how
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,