This introductory chapter presents a brief summary of basic concepts in finance and risk management, and provides overview of the concepts discussed in the chapters of this book. It provides the underlying technical themes, including sparse learning, convex optimization, and non-Gaussian modeling. Finance broadly deals with all aspects of money management, including borrowing and lending, transfer of money across continents, investment and price discovery, and asset and liability management by governments, corporations, and individuals. A unifying challenge for many applications of signal processing and machine learning is the high-dimensional nature of the data, and the need to exploit the inherent structure in those data. The book focuses on a set of topics revolving around the concepts of high-dimensional covariance estimation, applications of sparse learning in risk management and statistical arbitrage, and non-Gaussian and heavy-tailed measures of dependence.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)