This book would not have been completed without the contributions of so many people. I wish to extend special thanks to Thomas Schneeweis at the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Research; David Brown at Sabrient Systems; Joseph Pignatelli Jr. at The Archstone Partnerships; Greg N. Gregoriou at the State University of New York (Plattsburgh); Vikas Agarwal at Georgia State University; Joel Press and Lawrence M. Statsky at Ernst & Young; Marc S. Goodman at Kenmar; Duane Roberts at Atlantic Asset Management Partners; William J. Crerend at Evaluation Associates Capital Markets; and Scott Beyer at Northern Illinois University. They have read and offered constructive suggestions on the original manuscript. Any remaining errors, however, are mine. My editors, Pamela van Giessen, who encouraged me to write the book, and Bill Falloon, whose patience has sustained me, and the editorial staff, especially Laura Walsh and Mary Daniello, have been most helpful and cooperative.
And I am blessed with the love and support from my wife, Nhung; our son, Thuy; and daughter, Heather. Their patience and encouragement have urged me on.
VINH Q. TRAN