© 1999

Applications in Finance, Investments, and Banking

  • Diem Ho
  • Thomas Schneeweis

Part of the Advances in Computational Economics book series (AICE, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Finance Overview

  3. Issues in Financial Management for Financial Institutions

  4. Issues in Asset Management

    1. Thomas K. Philips
      Pages 159-196
    2. Ronald C. Heynen, Harry M. Kat
      Pages 197-255
  5. Issues in Investment Management

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-335

About this book


Technological, economic, and regulatory changes are some of the driving forces in the modern world of finance. For instance, financial markets now trade twenty-four hours a day and securities are increasingly being traded via real-time computer-based systems in contrast to trading floor-based systems. Equally important, new security forms and pricing models are coming into existence in response to changes in domestic and international regulatory action. Accounting and risk management systems now enable financial and investment firms to manage risk more efficiently while meeting regulatory concerns.
The challenge for academics and practitioners alike is how to keep themselves, and others, current with these changing markets, as well as the technology and current investment and risk management tools.
Applications in Finance, Investments, and Banking offers presentations by twelve leading investment professionals and academics on a wide range of finance, investment and banking issues. Chapters include analysis of the basic foundations of financial analysis, as well as current approaches to managing risk. Presentations also include reviews of the means of measuring the volatility of the underlying return process and how investment performance measurement can be used to better understand the benefits of active management. Finally, articles also present advances in the pricing of the new financial assets (e.g., swaps), as well as the understanding of the factors (e.g., earnings estimates) affecting pricing of the traditional assets (e.g., stocks).
Applications in Finance, Investments, and Banking provides beneficial information to the understanding of both traditional and modern approaches of financial and investment management.


Finance Investment banking derivatives financial management financial markets institutions risk management strategy swaps valuation

Editors and affiliations

  • Diem Ho
  • Thomas Schneeweis
    • 1
  1. 1.CISDM, School of ManagementUniversity of MassachusettsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Applications in Finance, Investments, and Banking
  • Editors Diem Ho
    Thomas Schneeweis
  • Series Title Advances in Computational Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8294-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-5062-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-3007-4
  • Series ISSN 0929-130X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 335
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods
    Finance, general
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