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Fundamentals and Advanced Techniques in Derivatives Hedging


Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fundamental Theorems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bruno Bouchard, Jean-François Chassagneux
      Pages 3-53
    3. Bruno Bouchard, Jean-François Chassagneux
      Pages 55-106
    4. Bruno Bouchard, Jean-François Chassagneux
      Pages 107-124
  3. Markovian Models and PDE Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Bruno Bouchard, Jean-François Chassagneux
      Pages 127-165
    3. Bruno Bouchard, Jean-François Chassagneux
      Pages 167-191
    4. Bruno Bouchard, Jean-François Chassagneux
      Pages 193-224
  4. Practical Implementation in Local and Stochastic Volatility Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Bruno Bouchard, Jean-François Chassagneux
      Pages 227-254
    3. Bruno Bouchard, Jean-François Chassagneux
      Pages 255-272
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-280

About this book


This book covers the theory of derivatives pricing and hedging as well as techniques used in mathematical finance. The authors use a top-down approach, starting with fundamentals before moving to applications, and present theoretical developments alongside various exercises, providing many examples of practical interest.
A large spectrum of concepts and mathematical tools that are usually found in separate monographs are presented here. In addition to the no-arbitrage theory in full generality, this book also explores models and practical hedging and pricing issues. Fundamentals and Advanced Techniques in Derivatives Hedging further introduces advanced methods in probability and analysis, including Malliavin calculus and the theory of viscosity solutions, as well as the recent theory of stochastic targets and its use in risk management, making it the first textbook covering this topic.
Graduate students in applied mathematics with an understanding of probability theory and stochastic calculus will find this book useful to gain a deeper understanding of fundamental concepts and methods in mathematical finance.


mathematical finance absence of arbitrage derivative pricing option portfolio management risk management stochastic control stochastic targets

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Université Paris DauphineParisFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris DiderotParisFrance

About the authors

Bruno Bouchard is Professor of Mathematics at Université Paris-Dauphine. He is a renowned specialist in mathematical finance and stochastic control. He has been teaching arbitrage theory, option hedging techniques and stochastic control for more than ten years at French universities and engineering schools.   

Jean-François Chassagneux is a professor at the Department of Mathematics at Université Paris Diderot. He specialises in non-linear pricing methods and associated numerical techniques. He has been teaching mathematical finance for many years at several institutions: Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique, Université d’Evry, Imperial College London and Université Paris Diderot.

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“The book is intended for Master's and young Ph.D. students, the authors try to present the main aspects of arbitrage theory in a self-contained way based on Kabanov and Stricker’s results. … The book presents a variety of problems, aspects and techniques of modern mathematics of finance. An additional value of the book is the nontrivial problems which are added to each chapter. At the end of each chapter there are suggestions or hints on how to solve these problems.” (Ł. Stettner, Mathematical Reviews, August, 2017)