C++ Design Patterns and Derivatives Pricing: 2 (Mathematics, Finance and Risk)

C++ Design Patterns and Derivatives Pricing: 2 (Mathematics, Finance and Risk)

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M S Joshi
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 5/22/2008
EAN 9780521721622, ISBN10: 0521721628

Paperback, 310 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Design patterns are the cutting-edge paradigm for programming in C++, and they are here discussed in depth using examples from financial mathematics. Assuming only a basic knowledge of C++ and mathematical finance, the reader learns how to produce well-designed, structured, reusable code via carefully-chosen examples. This new edition includes several new chapters covering topics of increasing robustness in the presence of exceptions, designing a generic factory, interfacing C++ with EXCEL, and improving code design using the idea of decoupling. Complete ANSI/ISO compatible C++ source code is hosted on an accompanying website for the reader to study in detail, and reuse as they see fit. Whether you are a student of financial mathematics, a working quantitative analyst or financial mathematician, you need this book. Offering practical steps for implementing pricing models for complex financial products, it will transform your understanding of how to use C++.

1. A simple Monte Carlo model
2. Encapsulation
3. Inheritance and virtual functions
4. Bridging with a virtual constructor
5. Strategies, decoration and statistics
6. A random numbers class
7. An exotics engine and the template pattern
8. Trees
9. Solvers, templates and implied volatilities
10. The factory
11. Design patterns revisited
12. The situation in 2007
13. Exceptions
14. Templatizing the factory
15. Interfacing with EXCEL
16. Decoupling
A. Black–Scholes formulas
B. Distribution functions
C. A simple array class
D. The code

'This is a short book, but an elegant one. It would serve as an excellent course text for a course on the practical aspects of mathematical finance.' International Statistical Institute