Advanced Financial Mathematics I

Subject ACTL40004 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures and/or tutorials per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

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Recommended Background Knowledge:

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Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

The binomial model; risk-neutral pricing of derivative securities; Brownian motion; introduction to Itô΄s formula and SDEs; stochastic asset models; Black-Scholes model; arbitrage and hedging; interest-rate models; actuarial applications (e.g. maturity guarantees, SPDAs) and simple models for credit risk.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The binomial model;
  • Risk-neutral pricing of derivative securities;
  • Brownian motion;
  • Introduction to Itô's formula and SDEs;
  • Stochastic asset models;
  • Black-Scholes model;
  • Arbitrage and hedging;
  • Interest-rate models;
  • Actuarial applications (e.g. maturity guarantees, SPDAs).
  • A one hour mid-semester test (20%)
  • An assignment equivalent to 1000 words due in the second half of semester (10%)
  • A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%)
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; problem solving; mathematical reasoning; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis.

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