May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

ECON 584 - Financial Derivatives


Review of financial derivatives including futures, European and American options, and exotic options. Greeks, trading and hedging strategies. Pricing derivative securities with appropriate boundary conditions, including Black-Scholes formula, binomial trees, lattice models and finite difference methods. Simulation and variance reduction techniques. Interest rate models. Covers the learning outcomes regarding financial models in the exam MFE of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), which is also the Exam 3F of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).

Prerequisites & Notes
PRQ: Consent of department.

Credits: 3