Options and Futures in Financial Decision Making

Course Code
FIN 480
3 hours
  • Winter 20
  • Winter 21
No credit in FIN 316
Options and Futures in Financial Decision Making --- This course addresses financial derivatives, which are some of the most important securities financial professionals need to understand. First, the characteristics of options, futures and swaps and their markets will be examined. Second, students will study the fundamental economic principles for the pricing and hedging of these derivative securities. Finally, the applications of derivatives securities in different areas of finance will be discussed. These include hedging risk management, portfolio insurance, index arbitrage, and corporate finance. The teaching will be done through lecture, discussions of current market conditions in different derivative markets and some trading simulations.

*Prior to Fall 2014, FIN 480 was offered as FIN 380.

Taught By
Jason Hall
  • Lecturer I in Business
Jason's research into equity valuation and the cost of capital has led to 15 publications and been relied upon by corporations listed on the...