6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The most lucid introduction to quantitative finance so far,
This review is from: The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance (Mathematics, Finance and Risk) (Hardcover)
There's a host of books on quantitative finance basics out there these days - but this one really stands out.
Joshi brilliantly succeeds in conveying the ideas and intuitions underlying the theory, using equations where necessary to clarify his points, but without confusing the issues with a jumble of marginally relevant math.
This is lucidity and simplicity that comes of true mastery - what a contrast to, say, Hull, who tries to cover every base hastily, and as a result comes over as tangled and confusing (in my opinion).