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Derivatives

Introduction

This course provides thorough understanding of the workings and pricing of derivative securities.

We cover model-free no-arbitrage bounds for derivatives prices, the binomial model and its continuous time limit, the mathematics of continuous time, the Black-Scholes model and its derivation, adjusting the Black-Scholes and binomial models to price futures and currency options, delta hedging and more fancy hedging, exotic derivatives, real options, executive options, credit risk, etc. A significant part of the course focuses on the numerical valuation of options.

Course content

1. Introduction

  • Options markets
  • Model-free no-arbitrage bounds
  • Trading strategies with options

2. Pricing

  • Binomial Trees
  • Wiener Processes, Ito’s Lemma, Black-Scholes-Merton and beyond
  • The Greeks

3. Numerical Methods and Applications

  • Empirical Performance of Option Pricing Models
  • Numerical Techniques
  • Exotic Options, Volatility Smiles, Risk Management
  • Real Options and Credit Risk
  • International Derivatives Markets
  • Environmental Derivatives

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