Study: Master in Actuarial and Financial Sciences (224)
Coordinating teacher: BALBAS DE LA CORTE, ALEJANDRO
Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS
Students are expected to have completed
An introduction to Financial Economics
An introduction to Mathematical Analysis
An introduction to Probability Theory
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The course will provide the students with knowledge about advanced topics in derivative markets, with special focus on dynamic pricing models.
At the end of this course the student must be able to:
- Price and hedge equity derivatives in a dynamic framework.
- Distinguish between complete and incomplete dynamic models
- Deal with dynamic interest rate models.
- Price and hedge interest rate and currency derivatives.
- Price and hedge commodity derivatives.
Description of contents: programme
FIRST PART: Futures and options. Buy and hold approaches.
SECOND PART: Binomial model, Black and Scholes model, volatility smile, Greeks.
THIRD PART: Interest rate models, interest rate derivatives.
FOURTH PART: Commodities.
Learning activities and methodology
Methodology will include:
(1) Lectures, in order to present the main ideas of every topic.
(2) The use of the computer.
(3) Numerical exercises.
(4) More complicated practical situations that will be analyzed by teams of three/four students.
% end-of-term-examination 60
% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Hull, J.C.. Options, Futures and other Derivatives 8th. edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall International, Inc . 2012
Hull, J.C. Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets, 7th. edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall Internacional. 2010
Jorion, Ph.. Value at Risk. Wiley and Sons. 2005
Smithson, C., C. Smith, y D.S. Wilford. Managing Financial Risk. Irwin. 2005
The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.