EF4420 - Derivatives Analysis and Advanced Investment Strategies

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Aims

This course aims to develop students’ ability to analyse derivative instruments and markets and use options, futures contracts and swaps to do hedging, arbitrage and risk management. Key topics include forward and futures contracts, forwards pricing, interest rate and currency swap, option contracts, Option pricing (binomial tree, risk neutral method, Black-Scholes-Merton model), and Greeks and hedging. Through periodic assignments as well as lectures, students will learn how to price derivatives.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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