Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. construct derivatives theory from abstract theoretical concepts
  2. adapt derivatives theory to market practice
  3. evaluate the financial economic implications of financial engineering methods.
  • Topics

    • Derivatives Market Overview
    • Interest Rates
    • Pricing of Forward and Futures Contracts
    • Hedging Strategies using Futures and Interest Rate Futures
    • Swaps
    • Portfolio of Stock Options and Option trading Strategies
    • Binomial
    • Black-Scholes Model
    • Options on Stock Indices
    • Currencies and Futures

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-BAN23-Introduction to Finance Principles , or CUR-BAN25-Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis
and
CUR-BAN24-Introduction to Financial Instruments and Markets

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject covers the theoretical foundations of derivative securities, financial forwards and futures, forward rate agreements (FRAs) and swaps, model-independent option valuation, geometric Brownian motion, Black-Scholes-Merton model, binomial model, option Greeks, and model risk.

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  • Assignment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 (15%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Mid-study period test (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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