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About the Course

Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field drawing from finance and economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering and computational methods. The emphasis of FE & RM Part I will be on the use of simple stochastic models to price derivative securities in various asset classes including equities, fixed income, credit and mortgage-backed securities. We will also consider the role that some of these asset classes played during the financial crisis. A notable feature of this course will be an interview module with Emanuel Derman, the renowned ``quant'' and best-selling author of "My Life as a Quant". We hope that students who complete the course will begin to understand the "rocket science" behind financial engineering but perhaps more importantly, we hope they will also understand the limitations of this theory in practice and why financial models should always be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. The follow-on course FE & RM Part II will continue to develop derivatives pricing models but it will also focus on asset allocation and portfolio optimization as well as other applications of financial engineering such as real options, commodity and energy derivatives and algorithmic trading....

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Mar 8, 2020

I have an engineering / numerics background and enjoyed this course very much. Good overview and comprehensive explanation of mathematical models of fixed income and equities as well as derivatives.

Jul 11, 2017

I appreciate how this course not only discusses the concepts in technical detail, but actually delves into the mathematics of the subject matter, and teaches how to actually do the actual work inv

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By Tanvir A

Feb 4, 2018

Very good course indeed.

By Aditya K

Sep 10, 2017

Good foundational course

By Wang Z a

Feb 7, 2016

Bit difficult but worthy

By Lorenzo A

Nov 21, 2015

Definitely worth taking!


Jan 5, 2021

Very challenging course

By John N

Feb 22, 2018

Exceptional. Thank you.


Sep 7, 2017

Very clear explanations

By Bethel A

Oct 10, 2019

Great learning system.

By Roberto p g j

Dec 27, 2016

Very good this course!

By Muhammad A A

Sep 18, 2016

Great Course

I like It

By Vikas S

Jun 12, 2016

Its an amazing course.

By Imran K

Jul 24, 2017

An excellent course.

By Laurence M

Oct 30, 2016

Great course content

By Victor C

May 23, 2017

Very helpful course

By zhang w

Apr 23, 2017

really great course

By Roland C

Sep 29, 2015

Very well structure

By Arnav J

Aug 2, 2020

Exceptional Course

By Aydar M

Feb 28, 2016

Just what I need !

By Drick

Dec 20, 2020

Best Course Ever!

By Ghassen A

Jan 26, 2017

Very rich content

By Рожин А

Mar 22, 2016

Very good course!

By Praveen K

Apr 19, 2020

Very Good Course

By Dishant K

Sep 27, 2017

Simply awesome!!

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Mar 25, 2016

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By Joshua D R

Mar 9, 2021

Amazing course!