FIN-472 / 5 crédits

Langue: Anglais

Remark: MA3 only

## Summary

Participants of this course will master computational techniques frequently used in mathematical finance applications. Emphasis will be put on the implementation and practical aspects.

## Keywords

financial models, stochastic calculus, option pricing, numerical methods, Matlab, Monte Carlo simulation, PDE, Fourier transform, density approximation techniques, volatility surface

## Recommended courses

Stochastic processes / stochastic calculus

Numerical Analysis

Derivatives

## Important concepts to start the course

Basic background in numerical analysis, linear algebra, and differential equations.
Command of Matlab.

## Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

• Choose method for solving a specific pricing or calibration problem.
• Implement numerical algorithms.
• Interpret the results of a computation.
• Recall the advantages and limitations of different methods.
• Assess / Evaluate the performance of several financial models.
• Compare the results from different pricing algorithms.
• Recall the basic concepts behind the theory of option pricing in financial models.
• Choose method for solving a specific pricing problem.

## Transversal skills

• Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

## Teaching methods

Ex cathedra lecture, exercises in the classroom and with computer.

## Expected student activities

Attendance of lectures.
Completing exercises.
Solving problems on the computer.

## Assessment methods

60% of the grade is determined by a computer-based final examination. 40% of the grade is determined by take-home exams / graded exercises.

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## Bibliography

Hirsa, Ali. Computational methods in finance. Chapman & Hall/CRC Financial Mathematics Series. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2013.

Hilber, Norbert; Reichmann, Oleg; Schwab, Christoph; Winter, Christoph. Computational methods for quantitative finance. Springer, 2013

Seydel, Rüdiger U. Tools for computational finance. Fourth edition. Universitext. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2009.

Achdou, Yves; Pironneau, Olivier. Computational methods for option pricing. Frontiers in Applied
Mathematics, 30. SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Glasserman, Paul. Monte Carlo methods in financial engineering. Springer, 2003

Björk, Tomas. Arbitrage theory in continuous time. Third edition, OUP Oxford, 2009.

Shreve, Steven E. Stochastic calculus for finance II: Continuous-Time models, Volume 11. Springer Science & Business Media, 2004.

Lamberton, Damien; Lapeyre, Bernard. Introduction to stochastic calculus applied to finance. Second revised edition. Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2008.

Williams, Christopher KI, and Carl Edward Rasmussen. Gaussian processes for machine learning. Cambridge, MA: MIT press, 2006.

Dixon, Matthew F. Machine Learning in Finance: from Theory to Practice. Springer Nature, 2020.

Additional lecture material will be provided by the instructors.

## Notes/Handbook

• Computational methods in finance / Hirsa
• Computational methods for quantitative finance /  Hilber
• Tools for computational finance / Seydel
• Computational methods for option pricing / Achdou
• Monte Carlo methods in financial engineering / Glasserman
• Arbitrage theory in continuous time /  Björk
• Stochastic calculus for finance II: Continuous-Time models / Shreve
• Introduction to stochastic calculus applied to finance / Lamberton

## Dans les plans d'études

• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Computational finance
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

## Semaine de référence

 Lu Ma Me Je Ve 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22