MATH4210 - Financial Mathematics - 2019/20

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General Information


  • Tan Xiaolu
    • Office: LSB 227
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Teaching Assistant

  • Chan Hei Long
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  • Zhou Yue
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Monday, 13:30-15:15; Tuesday, 14:30-15:15, @LSB LT3
  • Tutorial: Tuesday 15:30-16:15 @LSB LT3

Course Description

Topics of this course will include: Basic option theory, forward and futures contracts, interest rate, binomial tree model, Ito's Lemma, Black-Scholes model, free boundary problems of options, etc. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge in probability and differential equations.

There will be 2 quizzes, 1 mid-term examen, 1 final examen, and some homework.


  • Financial Mathematics, Derivatives and Structured Products, by Chan, R., Guo, Y., Lee, S.T., and Li, X.
  • Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives, by Hull, J.

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Assessment Scheme

Quiz 1 20%
HW1-3 20%
HW4 10%
Midterm Examination 50%

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