Analysis of Derivates for the CFA Program by Don M.Chance
Analysis of Derivatives for the CFA® Program introduces students and practitioners to a practical risk management approach to derivatives. The textbook captures current practice and reflects what the general investment practitioner needs to know about derivatives. It does not simply deliver an explanation of various derivatives instruments and positions but provides motivation for every derivatives position by explaining what the manager wants to accomplish prior to addressing the details of the position.
About the Author
Don M. Chance, CFA, holds the William H. Wright, Jr. Endowed Chair for Financial Services at Louisiana State University. He earned his CFA charter in 1986 and has served as a consultant and advisor to AIMR in many capacities, including authorship of monographs on managed futures and real options. He has spoken at many conferences of AIMR and other organizations. He is the author of the university text An Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management, 6th edition (2003), Essays in Derivatives (1998), and many academic and practitioner articles. He has extensive experience as a consultant and an instructor in professional training programs. Professor Chance is widely quoted in the local, regional, and national media on matters related to derivatives, risk management, and financial markets in general. He was formerly First Union Professor of Financial Risk Management at Virginia Tech, where he founded its student-managed investment fund. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from Louisiana State University.