Financial Derivatives: Text and Cases

Financial Derivatives: Text and Cases

Authors : Prakash B Yaragol

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About the Author

Prakash B Yaragol :-
Professor of Finance in the Department of Management Studies and Research, Acharya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, obtained his PhD from Gulbarga University (Karnataka). He has more than two decades of teaching experience in various management institutes. He has contributed more than 25 research papers in national and international conferences, seminars, journals and edited books. His areas of interest are Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Management, Direct and Indirect Taxes, Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Cost Management, International Financial Management, Financial Derivatives so on.  He has written textbooks on Mergers and Acquisitions, Accounting for Management, Risk Management and International Financial Management. He is member of BOE and BOS of several management institutions, and guides research students for their PhD at VTU, Bharathiar University and Rayalseema University.

About the Book

Financial Derivatives—Text and Cases has been written primarily for the students of MBA, MCom, MFC, MIB and so on, who wish to study the subject as a part of their specialization in the area of finance. It will also be useful to finance professionals. It is written in a very simple language and presented in a neat style, covering the entire spectrum ranging from basics to advanced aspects of financial derivatives. The focus is on recent developments in the area.
The book sets the direction of every chapter by laying down course outcomes at the beginning of each chapter. Judicially supplementing and substantiating the main text are figures and charts, tables, numerical illustrations, different types of questions such as fill in the blanks, true/false, short answer questions and essay type questions. Every chapter ends with a brief summary of the entire text of the chapter which helps the reader to grasp its important aspects.

Key Features

• Solved Problems: A large number of numerical problems solved for complete understanding of derivatives of various degrees of complexity. The book contains 240 illustrations/solved problems
• Try Yourself: To engage students and help them to solve problems on their own. Answers to all questions are also provided to enable students to cross check the answers.
• Case Studies: Along with analytical solutions to apply the concepts in real life situations. 
• Excel Calculations: Excel calculations of selected problems provided to enable the reader to show calculations cross check answers.
• Web Links: With every chapter, a list of useful web links will help students to explore further and also to take up projects
• Annexures: A rich appendage of a list of Formulae, Glossary, a list of Stocks and Indices traded in BSE and NSE (F&O), and Major global derivative exchanges, to enhance practical utility of the book. 

Table of Content

• Standard Abbreviations Used in the Book, 1. An Overview, 2. Forwards and Futures, 3. Option Contracts, 4. Financial Swaps, 5. Interest Rate Derivatives, 6. Commodity Derivative Market, 7. Value-at-Risk, 8. Credit Risk Management (Credit Derivatives), 9. Accounting and Tax Aspects of Financial Derivatives • Select Bibliography • Appendices: 1. Normal Distribution Tables, 2. Formulae, 3. Glossary, 4. List of Stocks/ Indices Traded at BSE and NSE (F&O), 5. List of Major Global Derivative Exchanges • Index