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"Spreadsheet modeling for finance has become a standard course in the curriculum of many Quantitative Finance programs since the Excel-based Visual Basic programming is now widely used in constructing optimal portfolios, pricing structured products and managing risks. Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA is written by a unique team of finance, physics and computer academics and practitioners. It is a good reference for those who are studying for a Masters degree in Financial Engineering and Risk Management. It can also be useful for financial engineers to jump-start a project on designing structured products, modeling interest term structure or credit risks."
Dr. Jin Zhang
Director of Master of Finance Program and Associate Professor
The University of Hong Kong
"Excel has been one of the most powerful tools for financial planning and computing over the last few years. Most users utilize a fraction of its capabilities. One of the reasons is the limited availability of books that cover the advanced features of Excel for Finance. Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA goes the extra mile and deals with the Excel tools many professionals call for. This book is a must for professionals or students dealing with financial engineering, financial risk management, computational finance or mathematical finance. I loved the way the authors covered the material using real life, hands-on examples."
Dr. Isaac Gottlieb
Author, Next Generation Excel: Modeling in Excel for Analysts and MBAs
CHAPTER 1 Financial Engineering and Computing 1
1.1 Financial Engineering and Spreadsheet Modeling 1
1.2 Lehman Brothers' Products for Retail Investors 3
1.3 Risk Management and Basel II 4
1.4 About the Book 4
1.5. Chapter Highlights 6
1.6 Other Remarks 7
CHAPTER 2 The GARCH(1,1) Model 9
2.1. The Model 9
2.2. Excel Implementation 10
2.3. Excel Plus VBA Implementation 15
CHAPTER 3 Finite Difference Methods 21
3.1. Difference Equations 21
3.2. Excel Implementation 24
3.3. VBA Implement... MORE
Mr. Donny Lai is proficient in information systems development, IT project management, and applied finance. He has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years and received his Master Degree of Applied Finance from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. With his profound experience in e-commerce and e-finance, he is teaching in the department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong and has taught programming, data analysis, and spreading modeling since 2005. His current research interests include advanced web technologies, mobile computing, and financial computing.
Dr. Michael Wong advised more than 20 banks on market risk management, credit risk management, Basel II credit ratings systems and due diligence for wealth management services. He served as a founding member of FRM Committee of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) in 1998-2002 and trained more than 6,000 chief risk officers, senior risk managers and bank regulators in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Macau. He founded CTRISKS (www.ctrisks.com), an Asia-based credit rating agency and risk consulting firm. Dr. Wong has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters, and authored four professional books. He is listed in Risk Who's Who, and awarded both Teaching Excellence Award and Best Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Stephen Ng is an executive director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, who is responsible for coordinating market risk management initiatives in the Asia Pacific region. Previously, he was a quantitative investment manager at ING Investment Management where he developed investment strategies and conducted quantitative research in FX, rates and credit. In addition, he worked at Diversified Credit Investments, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley in the past. He earned his MS in Mathematical Finance from University of Southern California and his BA in Economics from University of California, Berkeley. He is also a CFA charterholder and a Certified Financial Risk Manager.