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Advanced Financial Mathematics II (ACTL40008)

Undergraduate level 4Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 4
Subject codeACTL40008
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

No-arbitrage pricing in continuous-time models. Completeness. Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing. Applications of martingales. Multidimensional Brownian motion in asset price models. Other asset price models. Pricing of path-dependent options. Computation methods.

Intended learning outcomes

Students completing this subject should

  • know how to derive the Black-Scholes formula;
  • be familiar with the behaviour and computation of option prices;
  • be able to apply multidimensional Brownian motion in finance and insurance;
  • know some of the alternatives to Brownian motion in securities modelling;
  • be able to apply those techniques to actuarial problems.

Generic skills

  • High level of development: written communication; problem solving; statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking.

  • Some level of development: synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information.

Last updated: 29 April 2017