ST439 Half Unit
Stochastics for Derivatives Modelling
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Beatrice Acciaio COL 6.02
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Quantitative Methods for Risk Management. This course is available on the MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) and MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) (Research). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
Students must have completed Stochastic Processes (ST409).
Valuation and hedging of derivative securities: general principles of mathematical finance; asset price models; static vs dynamic option pricing; connection with PDEs; exotic options; volatility derivatives; mean-variance hedging.
20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the LT.
Week 11 will be used as a revision week.
Weekly homework will be set. Students are not expected to submit this homework but will go over the exercises in the following seminar with the lecturer.
Steven Shreve, Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models, Springer.
Selected papers from scientific journals.
Thorsten Rheinlander and Jenny Sexton, Hedging Derivatives, World Scientific.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Student performance results
(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Total students 2016/17: 37
Average class size 2016/17: 37
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Specialist skills