Guide to the Handbook of Finance

The Handbook of Finance is a comprehensive overview of the field of finance. This reference work consists of three separate volumes and 229 chapters. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the selected topic intended to inform a broad spectrum of readers ranging from finance professionals to academicians to students to the general business community.

To derive the greatest possible benefit from the Handbook of Finance, we have provided this guide. It explains how the information within the handbook can be located.


The Handbook of Finance is organized to provide maximum ease of use for its readers. The material is broken down into three distinct volumes:

  • Volume I (Financial Markets and Instruments) covers the general characteristics of the different asset classes, derivative instruments, the markets in which financial instrument trade, and the players in the market.

  • Volume II (Investment Management and Financial Management) covers the theories, issues, decisions, and implementation for both investment management and financial management.

  • Volume III (Valuation, Financial Modeling, and Quantitative Tools) tackles the analytical tools, the measurement of risk, and the techniques for valuation.


A complete table of contents for the entire handbook appears in the front of each volume. This list of titles represents topics that have been carefully selected by the editor, Frank J. Fabozzi. The Preface includes a more detailed ...

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