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An excellent beginner's guide to mathematical finance,
This review is from: The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance (Mathematics, Finance and Risk) (Hardcover)
Anyone who is interviewing (or thinking about interviewing) for a job in mathematical finance should read this book. It clearly and concisely explains the key concepts that you should grasp in order to be a good quant. Many books concentrate on the details of proofs, ignoring the fact that in the end, you are going to want to use these models to make money. Mark Joshi's book always has practicalities in mind. The chapter on how the various models can be implemented was very welcome.
I read this book before I interviewed for quant jobs, and I put my success down to the in-depth practical understanding that it gave me. I strongly recommend it.