MATH4210 - Financial Mathematics - 2021/22

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General Information


  • Tan Xiaolu
    • Office: LSB 227
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Teaching Assistant

  • Yang Fan
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Monday, 14:30-16:15 (MongManWai Bldg 710); Wednesday, 14:30-15:15 (Science Centre L3)
  • Tutorial: Wednesday, 15:30-16:15 (Science Centre L3)

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.


  • 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 and Assignment 20%
Midterm Examination 20%
Final Examination 60%

Honesty in Academic Work

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