MATH4210 - Financial Mathematics - 2023/24

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  • Classes on Thursday 12:30-14:15 now move to Cheng Yu Tung Building Room 201.

General Information


  • Tan Xiaolu
    • Office: LSB227
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Kang Jiazhi
    • Email:
  • Pang Xiangying
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tuesday 9:30-10:15 (Lady Shaw Bldg LT3); Thursday 12:30-14:15 (Cheng Yu Tung Building 201)
  • Tutorial: Tuesday 8:30-9:15 (Lady Shaw Bldg 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 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 (

Pre-class Notes

Lecture Notes

Tutorial Notes


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Assessment Policy

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