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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 09, 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 12, 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 Jose D S

Dec 13, 2017

Very rigorous. You need to be prepared for it.

By Ted T

Sep 01, 2017

The best finance engineer course you can find!

By Sahak T C

Oct 12, 2015

Great insight, but the lecture is quite hard !

By Prasad J

Jun 12, 2020

Very good foundation course. Highly Recommend

By yuri l

Dec 26, 2019

very practical with all the excel exercise !

By Kailash

Nov 08, 2019

One of the finest course of dynamic pricing

By Yang L

Jun 10, 2018

Well defined materials! Clear presentation!

By Emmanuel G

Jun 27, 2020

Very engaging course and very informative.

By Shubhaditya D

Oct 03, 2019

Well rounded introduction to quant finance

By Teddy S

Apr 15, 2020

Very good and nice. Challenging questions

By yashaswi

Jul 24, 2016

exceptional course structure and outline

By weiziang

Aug 23, 2015

Following this course, and many FE books

By Surjya B

May 01, 2020

Amazing content by amazing instructors

By Abadurahman N

May 11, 2018

it is very useful course.

thanks a lot

By Thejesh V A

Apr 25, 2020

Great course for beginners of finance

By 吕灵航

Oct 15, 2016

very good basic courses for beginners

By Lionel

Feb 10, 2016

Excellent, in-depth and comprehensive

By Grace X

Feb 19, 2017

Very comprehensive and quantitative!

By Cesar H C R

Jun 07, 2019

Excellent professors and materials.

By Vipin K S

Jan 29, 2018

Thanks. It was very helpful course.

By Carl

Nov 11, 2015

Dr. Martin's teaching is wonderful!

By Zain U A R

Sep 18, 2015

iI have joined late but worth it...

By Stephen Y

Sep 17, 2019

Very Hard Class. But Well Worth It

By Deleted A

Jul 15, 2019

it's quiet hard to do this course

By Tauya M

Jun 05, 2020

its a very good and hard course