Managing Currency Options in Financial Institutions: Vanna-Volga method, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Managing Currency Options in Financial Institutions

Vanna-Volga method, 1st Edition

By Yat-Fai Lam, Kin-Keung Lai


94 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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The book introduces how we can manage currency options with the Vanna-Volga method. It describes the underlying theories and applications of the Vanna-Volga method in managing currency options of a financial institution, conforming to the Basel III regulatory requirements which demand a high consistency between the valuation and market risk calculation methodologies of financial instruments.

The book illustrates with technical details to shed understanding on the major applications, including valuation, volatility recovery, dynamic portfolio replication and value-at-risk. Those who study finance, risk management, quantitative finance or similar areas, as well as practitioners who wish to learn how to valuate, hedge and manage the market risk of currency options with more advanced models and techniques will find the book of invaluable use.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Development of Theories on Currency Option Management 3. Volatility Recovery 4. Value-at-risk Calculation 5. Dynamic Portfolio Replication 6. Conclusions

About the Authors

Yat-fai LAM is the Principal at Structured Products Analytics of CapitaLogic Limited, an adjunct faculty teaching master programmes in banking/finance/financial engineering/financial services at City University of Hong Kong and an adjunct dissertation supervisor of The University of Warwick’s Master of Science programmes in Hong Kong. Prior to assuming his current positions Yat-fai has worked for a bank regulator, an international bank, an asset management firm and a credit rating agency, specializing in the implementation of Basel New Capital Accord.

Kin-keung LAI received his PhD at Michigan State University in 1977 and is currently a Chair Professor of Management Science at the City University of Hong Kong. He is the President of the Asia-Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society, the General Secretary of the Hong Kong Operational Research Society and a council member of the International Federation of Operations Research Societies. His main research interests include supply chain and operation management, forecasting, computational intelligence and risk analysis.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Risk Management

Risk management is one of the most important, most urgent and most difficult topics for not only top managers of every enterprise and top officials of every governmental department, but also for scientists in the fields of economics, finance, engineering, social science and earth science.

The book series places emphasis on the main problems of risk management in the changing new environments of operational and systems management. It invites quality works covering analysis, modeling, empirical studies and case analysis so as to offer solutions to the emerging new challenges.

It aims to publish new theories of risk management, new methods for risk management and new successful applications in risk management to promote research and development of risk management in many industries and many disciplines; to provide a bridge for exchange of academic researchers and practical risk managers to help academic researchers’ better understanding of risk and risk management and to help managers and officials to learn new methods, techniques and tools which might be efficient in risk identification, risk analysis, risk control and risk management.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance / Financial Risk Management