First published in 1996 as a companion to the bestselling Mortgage-Backed Securities by Andrew Davidson and Michael Herskovitz, this workbook helped train a generation of new analysts, providing practical examples, hands-on exercises and problems to assist in mastering the intricacies of the mortgage-backed securities market. For almost two decades, it provided an introduction to MBS analysis, demonstrating not only how to run cash flow models but also how to construct them.
While the demand for the workbook extended beyond its in-print status, the publication of Davidson and Levin’s new book, Mortgage Valuation Models: Embedded Options, Risk and Uncertainty, seemed the perfect occasion for the reissue of this classic workbook. Though many of the tools and concepts described in the new book did not exist and were hardly imaginable in the early 1990s, the basic calculations remain the same, and the workbook remains a great entry into the world of MBS analysis.
Focusing on cash flow calculations, analytical techniques, and valuation methods, the workbook shows how mortgage-backed securities analysts construct measures of risk and reward for individual securities of an entire portfolio. The Mortgage-Backed Securities Workbook will provide you with a foundation for a more complete understanding of the terminology and investment tools associated with the mortgage-backed securities market including how to: Successfully calculate MBS prepayment rates Calculate MBS and CMO cash flows Perform scenario analysis Understand and apply binomial and Monte Carlo option-adjusted spread analysis
This is a must-have resource for any financial professional wishing to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of this important market, providing hands-on exercises for the mastery of mortgage-backed securities.