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made up of physicists is one of the industry's best-kept secrets. We talk to Laura Tadrowski, who has made the leap from physics to finance. </div>
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Angus Brown </div>
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In the light of recent events, it may appear that attempting to model the behaviour of financial markets is an impossible task. However, there are mathematical models of financial processes that, when applied correctly, have proved remarkably effective. <b>Angus Brown</b> looks at one of these, a simple model for option pricing, and explains how it takes us on the road to the famous Black-Scholes
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<p><i>In the light of recent events, it may appear that attempting to model the behaviour of financial markets is an impossible task. However, there are mathematical models of financial processes that, when applied correctly, have proved remarkably effective. In this article we look at one of these, a simple model for option pricing, and see how it takes us on the road to the famous Black-Scholes
equation of financial mathematics, which won its discoverers the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/risky-business-how-price-derivatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/risky-business-how-price-derivatives#comments49Black-Scholes equationdifferential equationfinancial mathematicsfinancial modellingoptionMon, 01 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2344 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Project finance consultant
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<p><i>With a degree in astrophysics from University College London and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Sydney, as well as experience in consultancy and banking on both sides of the world, Nick Crawley has recently set up his own financial consultancy in Sydney, Australia.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-project-finance-consultant" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-project-finance-consultant#comments34Black-Scholes equationBusiness & Moneycareer interviewheat diffusion equationpartial differential equationproject financeTue, 01 Mar 2005 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2421 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Financial modelling
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<p>Was it T.S. Eliot who, asked what advice he would give to an aspiring poet, said "to get a nice steady job in a bank"? David Spaughton works in a bank - but doesn't spend his life behind a counter, explaining why overdrafts can't be exceeded just like that. He works for an Investment Bank - Credit Suisse First Boston - producing and maintaining software for use in futures markets. We
interviewed David in his office at Credit Suisse in London.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-financial-modelling" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-financial-modelling#comments9Black-Scholes equationBusiness & Moneycareer interviewcomputer programmingderivative instrumentfuturemathematical modellingoptionTue, 31 Aug 1999 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2455 at http://plus.maths.org/content