Hybrid instruments offer the investor the safety of a fixed income security combined with the chance to take advantage of the upside of the equity and stock markets. Hybrid instruments are fast becoming a key element in the financial world and the range in existence is vast. However, as the hybrid market is strictly over-the-counter, it is difficult to obtain historical data. Special techniques are required to safely and successfully manage investments in hybrid instruments, so precise analysis of the instruments is essential if the investor is to maximize returns. This volume is designed to provide detailed information on the analytical tools and techniques which investors can use - derived from academia and implemented by practitioners.
Izzy Nelken is president of Super Computer Consulting, Inc. in Mundelein, Illinois. Super Computer Consulting, Inc. specializes in exotic options, convertible bonds and other complex derivatives. Izzy holds a PhD in computer science from Rutgers University and was on the faculty at the University of Toronto. In addition to his work with Super Computer Consulting, Izzy teaches numerous courses and seminars around the world on a variety of topics including: credit risk management and credit derivatives exotic options, financial engineering, volatility and correlation and hybrid securities. He is also a lecturer in the prestigious mathematics department at the University of Chicago, Izzy's seminars are known for being non-mathematical. Instead they combine cutting edge analytics with real world applications and intuitive examples. Izzy is the editor and co-author of three previous books covering exotic options, option embedded bonds and volatility in the capital markets and is also the sole author of a book on implementing credit derivatives. www.supercc.com