MA 330 Financial Mathematics for Actuaries I: 3 semester hours
This course serves as an introduction to derivative contracts and option combinations. It also covers Arbitrage-free option bounds & early exercise of American options. Arbitrage-free valuation and risk-neutral pricing are used to price vanilla and exotic contracts using the binomial asset pricing model in discrete time, and the quantitative strategies to hedge portfolios consisting of such assets are also discussed. Prerequisite: MA 164, MA 165, MA 202, MA 214, and MA 250.