Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Fundamentals of Financial Derivatives
FINC 4116 (formerly ADMN 4116) Fundamentals of Financial Derivatives
Prerequisites:FINC 3316 and FINC 3117
Hours:Two hours of lecture and one hour of seminar per week for one term
This course focuses on derivative securities and their applications as risk management and yield enhancement tools for corporations, as well as strategies for using them for arbitrage, hedging, portfolio insurance, and speculation. The analysis will cover standard derivative instruments (futures, forwards, FRA's, swaps, stock options) as well as more recent ones such as exotic options and credit derivatives. The course emphasizes the pricing or valuation of derivatives, as well as the application of derivatives. Valuations are explored through the cost-of-carry model, risk neutral valuations, binomial trees, and the Black-Scholes model.