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Financial Risk Management - ECO00021M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Peter Spencer
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19 to Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

To give students an understanding of the instruments used for financial risk management in practice, based on the theory of continuous time finance and derivative pricing. Risk-neutral and forward neutral valuation. Martingales Applications: portfolio insurance; hedging basic business exposures. Departures from log normality: fat tailed distributions; behaviour in extremis. Applications: management of interest and exchange rate risk; the volatility smile; VaR.

Module learning outcomes

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Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Financial Risk Management
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Financial Risk Management
2 hours 100

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Indicative reading

The basis of this module is provided by:

Hull, J.C., Options, Futures and other Derivatives, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2008.

Supplementary reading:

Duffie, D. and Singleton, K., Credit Risk, Princeton, 2003.

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