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Well in my opinion a good parallel can be made between sport betting and bookmakers on the one hand and derivative pricing and market makers of those derivative on the other hand. I'll try to explain that if I can. If you are given a set of bookmakers taking bets for let's say one underlying outcome and that they quote this event as a percentage (as for ...


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Check Noncommutative Geometry and Stochastic Calculus: Applications in Mathematical Finance


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An insurer might model the filing of claims as a Poisson process, but the cumulative amount of the claims as a compound Poisson process. As an example, suppose a company has issued a large large number of auto liability policies that are geographically dispersed and have identical limits and driver risk profiles. The incidence of claims being made by ...


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Well the problems where Malliavin Calculus is applicable are mostly regarding greeks of exotic derivatives where some non smoothness in the payoff function creates trouble when trying to get this by finite difference methods. The thing is in my opinion that Malliavin Calculus is only an opening as it gives you basically an infinite number of ways to get ...


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There are certain overlaps. One example is the so called favourite-longshot-bias. Some authors like Ziemba, Tomkins and Hodges try to combine both fields: see e.g.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favourite-longshot_bias http://www.nccr-finrisk.uzh.ch/media/pdf/ziemba.pdf http://favourite-longshot-bias.behaviouralfinance.net/ Another field is arbitrage ...


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Stocks in the market can be twisted in braids and knots according to this paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.6637 Is a direct way to apply topology in finance.


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To be precise, its not the application of quant finance, but rather its the general statistics which is used in myriad fields. For example, you could use monte carlo simulation (part of statistics) to determine the chances of which horse could win the horse race. For that we can form distributions of weather conditions, track conditions, horse's success ...


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There's a very interesting article about this: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/ff_midas Wall Street Firm Uses Algorithms to Make Sports Betting Like Stock Trading The cornerstone of the operation is a piece of number-crunching software called Midas. It functions like the predictive computer programs that Amaitis dealt with on Wall Street: Midas ...



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