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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 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 6, 2019

Excellent professors and materials.

By Vipin K S

Jan 28, 2018

Thanks. It was very helpful course.

By Carl

Nov 11, 2015

Dr. Martin's teaching is wonderful!

By Zain U A R

Sep 17, 2015

iI have joined late but worth it...

By Stephen Y

Sep 16, 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 5, 2020

its a very good and hard course

By Claudio R L

May 11, 2018

Very Good Course. Learned a lot

By Gustavo G

May 30, 2017

THX for sharing your knowledge!

By Shriram c

Aug 20, 2017

Extremely interesting material

By Liuyang F

Mar 8, 2021

great course, really helpful!

By Santiago L R

Jul 29, 2019

Great content. Learned a lot.

By Pratik K

Jun 20, 2017

Excellent Course. Well timed

By Xiaoran L

Apr 8, 2019


By Hp F

Apr 25, 2017

Great introductory course!

By Akshay S

Apr 9, 2018

Brilliant starter course.

By Raj K

Feb 15, 2018

simple but awesome course

By Maxim K

May 29, 2016

Great course! Thank you!)

By Scrypnychenko A

Jan 6, 2016

Perfect Course,

Thank you!

By udyan g

Dec 13, 2015

very strong on the basics

By Rubén D L M

Aug 16, 2020

Camino al éxito, gracias

By Tanvir A

Feb 4, 2018

Very good course indeed.