Investment Mathematics is divided into three parts. Part I looks at the fundamental analysis of investments from a mathematical viewpoint, relying heavily on compound interest techniques which are developed in the first chapter. The material is presented in such a way that those without formal training in mathematics will be able to follow the text without difficulty.
Part II provides the necessary statistical background for investment specialists. Like Part I, the approach assumes little formal mathematical training. Finally, the book deals with a number of specialist topics which are applications of the material covered earlier, including modern portfolio theory and asset pricing, market indices, portfolio performance measurement, stochastic investment models and the theoretical pricing of options.
Investment Mathematics is an accessible text which will provide readers with a sound analytical framework within which the valuation of investments and investment in a wider context may be studied.
PART I: SECURITY ANALYSIS.
Equities and Real Estate.
Foreign Currency Investments.
PART II: STATISTICS FOR INVESTMENT.
Describing Investment Data.
Modelling Investment Returns.
Estimating Parameters and Hypothesis Testing.
Measuring and Testing Comovements in Returns.
PART III: APPLICATIONS.
Modern Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing.
Portfolio Performance Measurement.
Option Pricing Models.
Stochastic Investment Models.
Compound Interest Tables.
Student′s t Distribution: Critical Points.
Areas in the Right–hand Tail of the Normal Distribution.
PHILIP BOOTH is Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at the Sir John Cass Business School, City of London and Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is a former special adviser at the Bank of England and previously held the Chair in Real Estate Finance and Investment at the Sir John Cass Business School. He has a long experience of teaching and researching in the fields of investment and social insurance and is author or co–author of a number of books and papers in these fields. Philip Booth is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and of the Royal Statistical Society.
DAVID BOWIE is a Partner and head of quantitative analysis in the Investment Practice of Hymans Robertson Consultants & Actuaries. His focus is on the development and application of asset/liability modelling and the use of capital market theory in providing investment advice to pension funds and other institutional investors.
DELLA FREETH is Reader in Education for Health Care Practice at St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, where she conducts quantitative and qualitative research.