MATH4210 - Financial Mathematics - 2022/23

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  • Assignment 1 has been posted and it is due before 11:59pm on Oct 10th, 2022.
  • The grades and the solutions of the midterm exam have been released on Blackboard. You can pick up your exam booklets in class on Monday (Nov 7th).
  • Assignment 2 has been posted and it is due before 11:59pm on Nov 15th, 2022
  • The deadline of assignment 2 has been extended to Nov 19 (Saturday).

General Information


  • Tan Xiaolu
    • Office: LSB 227
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Kang Jiazhi
    • Email:
  • Wang Bin
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Monday, 14:30-16:15 (Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 506); 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.

There will be 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.
  • Advanced Financial Mathematics, lecture notes from University of Münster (

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Assessment Scheme

Assignments and Quiz 20%
Mid-term Examination 20%
Final Examination 60%

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