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While mainstream financial theories and applications assume that asset returns are normally distributed, overwhelming empirical evidence shows otherwise. Yet many professionals don't appreciate the highly statistical models that take this empirical evidence into consideration. "Fat Tailed and Skewed Asset Return Distributions" examines this dilemma and offers readers a less technical look at how portfolio selection, risk management, and option pricing modeling should and can be undertaken when the assumption of a non normal distribution for asset returns is violated. Topics covered in this comprehensive book include an extensive discussion of probability distributions, estimating probability distributions, portfolio selection, alternative risk measures, and much more. "Fat Tailed and Skewed Asset Return Distributions" provides a bridge between the highly technical theory of statistical distributional analysis, stochastic processes, and econometrics of financial returns and real world risk management and investments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471718864
ISBN-10: 0471718866
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 161mm x 32mm)
Pages: 369
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frank J. Fabozzi

SVETLOZAR T. RACHEV, PhD, DR. SCI, is currently Chair-Professor at the University of Karlsruhe in the School of Economics and Business Engineering and Professor Emeritus at the University of California. He is also the founder of Bravo Risk Management Group and Chief Scientist of FinAnalytica. CHRISTIAN MENN, DR. RER. POL., is Hochschulassistent at the Chair of Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Finance at the University of Karlsruhe. Currently, he is a Visiting Scientist at the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell University as a postdoctoral fellow. FRANK J. FABOZZI, PhD, CFA, CPA, is the Frederick Frank Adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management. He is also a Fellow of the International Center for Finance at Yale University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Fabozzi was a visiting professor of finance in the Sloan School at MIT. Fabozzi has authored and edited many acclaimed books in finance and is also the Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management.