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  Mathematical finance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mathematical finance is the branch of applied mathematics concerned with the financial markets.
Generally, mathematical finance will derive, and extend, the mathematical or numerical models suggested by financial economics.
In terms of practice, mathematical finance also overlaps heavily with the fields of financial engineering and computational finance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mathematical_finance   (426 words)

 Mathematical finance and financial engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mathematical finance is a collection of mathematical results that attempts to provide quantitative explanations of the behavior of financial markets.
Mathematical finance as a discipline has been strongly motivated by the need to price derivative instruments, representing put or call options on underlying securities, or combinations thereof.
Finance Essentials from Wolfram Research provides a foundation of objects (such as cash flow, option, bond, and interest rates) and functions (such as spot-forward rate conversions, option valuation, and sensitivity measures) for building proprietary financial applications.
www.outbacksoftware.com /finEngineer/financialEngineering.html   (1249 words)

The Mathematical Finance program at UNC Charlotte is a joint program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business Administration and the Department of Mathematics in the
Finance: Have earned an acceptable grade in an introductory course in finance from an AACSB-accredited business school at either the undergraduate or MBA level.
Mathematics: Have earned acceptable grades in the equivalent of a three course sequence in calculus (differential and integral calculus), a course in linear algebra, and an upper-level course in probability and statistics.
www.uncc.edu /gradmiss/2005-07GradCatalog/MathFinance-05-07Catalog.htm   (900 words)

 Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. Program in Mathematical Finance
Going hand in hand with the mathematical theory of finance is the advent of computer trading, which has accelerated the pace and expanded the information base for decision-making, much of which is now being automated.
Entering students should have a strong undergraduate background in mathematics, although not necessarily an undergraduate degree in mathematics, and should have a desire and aptitude for pursuing mathematics at the graduate level.
Students in the Ph.D. program in Mathematical Finance generally take a number of these coures in their first few years of residence, and serve as teaching assistants in some of these courses in later years.
www.math.cmu.edu /grad/degree/phd-mf.html   (1797 words)

 Further particulars: Professorship of Mathematical Finance
The Mathematical Finance Group is one of the most significant in the UK in the field.
The Mathematical Institute, as the Department of Mathematics is known, strives to be one of the leading mathematics departments in the world, with a significant research profile in central areas of contemporary mathematical research.
Candelas, the Professorship of Pure Mathematics, held by D.R. Heath-Brown, FRS, the Professorship of Mathematical Logic, held by B. Zilber, the Professorship of Mathematics and its Applications held by S.J. Chapman and the Professorship of Mathematical Biology, held by P.K. Maini.
www.admin.ox.ac.uk /fp/wd26-026.shtml   (3847 words)

 Mathematical Finance: An International Journal of Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics - Journal Information
Mathematical Finance is a high-quality journal which brings together work on the mathematical aspects of finance theory from such diverse fields as finance, economics, mathematics, and statistics.
Modern finance is becoming increasingly technical, requiring the use of sophisticated mathematical tools in both research and practice.
Mathematical Finance offers a forum for the publication of articles which employ these techniques, as well as providing a much-needed bridge between mathematical scientists and financial economists.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0960-1627   (168 words)

 Shafer and Vovk "Probability and Finance"
This is a mathematical introduction to the game-theoretic framework.
Our main mathematical result is that for any continuous (in particular, any computable) gambling strategy used for detecting disagreement between the forecasts and the actual labels, there exists a forecasting strategy whose forecasts are ideal as far as this gambling strategy is concerned.
Finance: 1, 2, 5, 12; history: 4, 6; general: 3, 15; defensive forecasting: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17.
www.probabilityandfinance.com   (3676 words)

 Where Numerics Matter column: How to Compute Bad Answers
Computational finance is a field of application and study involving the formulation of finance concerns and strategies in mathematical terms and then solving the related mathematical formulations using numerical methods.
In addition to the wide range of finance problems that lend themselves to mathematical modeling and numerical solution, the range of numerical techniques employed is equally broad.
Thomas Coleman is chairman of the Faculty of Mathematics at the
www.fenews.com /fen48/where_num_matters/where-num-matters.htm   (1591 words)

 Mathematical Finance
The Department of Mathematics in conjunction with the Institute of Applied Mathematics is offering an M.Sc.
In particular, students entering through the Mathematics Department are expected to have the equivalent of MATH 320 (Real Variables I), and MATH 321 (Real Variables II) as well as some elementary knowledge of ordinary and partial differential equations (e.g.
Students registered in Mathematics will follow the program under the auspices of the Institute of Applied Mathematic and hence are required to take at least 24 credits of 500 level (or higher) courses of which at least 12 credits must be mathematics courses.
www.math.ubc.ca /Research/resMathFin.shtml   (415 words)

 Financial Mathematics Guide [FSU Math]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The PhD in Financial Mathematics builds on the courses in the FSU Master’s degree, or their equivalent, and features research in a mathematical area related to or with applications in mathematical finance or mathematical economics.
The depth of mathematical understanding achieved in closely related disciplines is felt to explain the success of the large numbers of physicists and mathematicians now functioning ably on "the Street", including many of our graduates.
Because of the demands of graduate courses in and outside mathematics, most students need to enter the program at the beginning of one of the summer terms (around May 10 or June 20) to add background in one or another of the needed areas that the student did not study as an undergraduate.
www.math.fsu.edu /~smith/Guides/finmath.html   (6223 words)

 UNC Charlotte Mathematical Finance Program
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN The Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program at UNC Charlotte is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in finance.
The Mathematical Finance program at UNC Charlotte is a joint program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business Administration and the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Mathematical Finance is now included in the Academic Common Market inventory for North Carolina.
www.mathfinance.uncc.edu   (328 words)

 Study Finance | Bachelor of Finance
Finance is a great choice for students who like the idea of being a key-player in global financial markets, designing dynamic financial management strategies for business or providing top-level financial advice to governments, companies or individuals.
Finance graduates will be in a strong position to gain employment with private and public companies anywhere in the world, and also in many government departments.
All Finance students are admitted to the Bachelor of Finance program but may choose to follow the Finance (International) or Finance (Quantitative) stream.
www.finance.adelaide.edu.au /ug/finance   (377 words)

 Mathematical Finance : Oxford University Graduate Studies Prospectus 2007/08
There will be a substantial transfer of technology from applied mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics, computing, corporate finance as well as physics and engineering.
There will, in common with the postgraduate Diploma, be some considerable transfer of knowledge from areas such as pure and applied mathematics, statistics, computation, corporate finance as well as physics and engineering.
Students must first successfully study for the Diploma in Mathematical Finance and may choose to progress to study for the MSc award.
www.admin.ox.ac.uk /gsp/courses/conted/mfin.shtml   (424 words)

At the beginning of the new millennium, two unstoppable processes are taking place in the world: (1) globalization of the economy; (2) information revolution.
Ever since the pioneer work of Black, Scholes and Merton in the 70's, there has been rapid growth in the study of mathematical finance, involving ever more sophisticated mathematics.
Mathematical proofs and details are given in an appendix.
www.worldscibooks.com /economics/4529.html   (247 words)

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at the University of Southern California.
Our department, situated in the USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, is home to approximately 35 regular faculty members and another 15 post-doctoral researchers and visiting scholars working at the frontiers of pure and applied mathematics and statistics.
The department has graduate programs leading to the Masters and Ph.D. degrees in pure and applied mathematics and offers specialized professional Masters degrees in financial mathematics, bioinformatics, and statistics.
www.usc.edu /schools/college/mathematics   (145 words)

 Mathematical Finance Day Held at Boston University by Brian O'Rourke
In the first dimension, there is the breadth of topics that can be covered, ranging from classical finance to the far extremes of Brownian motion or stochastic differential equations.
In the second dimension, for a given topic, there is a range in the degree of difficulty of the presentation, running from introductory material to post-doctoral or advanced research.
The challenge for conference organizers and presenters is to understand the target audience: what are they attending for, what will they be able to absorb, and what things must change to improve the ability to learn during these conferences.
www.fenews.com /fen11/mathfinance.html   (1026 words)

 The Mathematics Behind the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics
The work of the three economists in the 70's was a novel and extremely useful application to finance of the deep mathematical theory of stochastic processes that had culminated with the theory of stochastic differential equations (SDE's) less than thirty years before.
The theory of SDE's is thriving today due to the many applications it has found in science and engineering, from physics, genetics, and the enviromental sciences to electrical engineering and computer science, specially in the de-noising of transmitted data.
The simplest (from the mathematical point of view) financial derivative is the call option of European type.
www.ams.org /featurecolumn/archive/black-scholes-ito.html   (1328 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance: Books: Mark S. Joshi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Finding the right level of mathematical sophistication is a difficult balancing act in which it is impossible to please all readers.
Integrated into this mathematical work is a good deal of information about how markets, banks and other corporations operate in practice, not found in more academically-oriented books.
Once the core ideas have been so thoroughly explained in the first half, a great deal of interesting and diverse material can be covered rapidly yet with a great deal of clarity and coherence, relating the new models to core ideas such as uniqueness of prices and hedging issues.
www.amazon.ca /Concepts-Practice-Mathematical-Finance/dp/0521823552   (1284 words)

 mmf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Financial Engineering is the one of the fastest growing areas of applied mathematics.
The financial institutions which employ finance engineers are amongst the wealthiest and most sophisticated corporations in the world.
Applied mathematics in business is as demanding and interesting as it is in the sciences, engineering or technology.
www.mmf.utoronto.ca   (311 words)

 CQF.info :: Home
CQF.info is a forum dedicated to financial mathematics, mathematical finance, quantitative finance, and related fields including all flavours of quantitative analysis.
This course introduces models in continuous time and the advanced mathematics required for their analysis such as stochastic analysis (Brownian motion), partial differential equations and martingale measures, and shows how these can be used for asset and derivative valuation in continuous time.
Given the fast pace of development of finance theory and product innovation in recent times, the course will be of great value to banking professionals who want to learn basic modeling and pricing methods in investment banking as well as to graduate students starting their doctoral studies in finance.
www.cqf.info   (846 words)

 Stuart School of Business: Prospective Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Nevertheless, the major ideas and concepts underlying modern mathematical finance and financial engineering will be explained and illustrated.
In addition to the theoretical constructs in financial mathematics, there is also a range of computational techniques that allow for the numerical evaluation of a wide range of financial securities.
The major objective of the course is to present main mathematical methodologies and models underlying the area of financial engineering, and, in particular, those that provide a formal analytical basis for valuation and hedging of financial securities.
www.stuart.iit.edu /programs_pm/mathematical_finance/courses.html   (797 words)

 Rutgers Media Relations - Rutgers to Offer Mathematical Finance Option in Master's Degree Program; Focus on Financial ...
According to Paul Feehan, associate professor of mathematics and director of mathematical finance, the graduates’ skills will be in demand at investment banks and insurance firms with major operations in New Jersey and New York City.
The option, which students will be able to pursue starting in the fall of 2006, will include course work in mathematics, statistics, computer science, electrical engineering, operations research, business and economics, reflecting the increasing use of mathematics in financial fields.
Feehan, who has been working with doctoral students in mathematical finance at Rutgers since 2003, examined master’s level finance offerings at other universities nationwide and felt there was a need at Rutgers for a stronger mathematics and computer science foundation, which would include subjects such as partial differential equations, numerical analysis, and C++ programming.
ur.rutgers.edu /medrel/viewArticle.html?ArticleID=4796   (412 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
The journal encourages the confident use of applied mathematics and mathematical modelling in finance.
The journal encourages communication between finance practitioners, academics and applied mathematicians.
Both theoretical and empirical research welcomed, as are papers on emerging areas of mathematical finance and interdisciplinary topics.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/routledge/1350486X.html   (124 words)

 John Norstad's Finance Page
Because my profession is software development, I'm particularly interested in using computers to implement the theories and models of mathematical finance both to help visualize the mathematics and to apply the theories and models to practical problems.
Although the presentation is formal and has lots of math, there are also many examples to illustrate the ideas being discussed, and I have tried to discuss the fundamental economic principles underlying all the equations (it's the point of the exercise, after all).
The undergraduate and MBA textbooks on finance and investing are OK, but they avoid the math, and seem to be proud of it.
homepage.mac.com /j.norstad/finance/index.html   (3192 words)

 Stuart School of Business: Prospective Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The interprofessional fields of mathematical finance and financial engineering have evolved to respond to this demand.
When you earn a degree in Mathematical Finance, you will have the advanced education in theoretical, computational and business aspects of relevant quantitative methodologies that you need for a career in financial risk management.
A degree in Mathematical Finance gives you the flexibility to chart your own career path through a stimulating and well-rounded curriculum, everyday classroom experiences, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
www.stuart.iit.edu /programs_pm/mathematical_finance   (258 words)

 Professional Master of Science in Mathematical Finance
(Section of Computational Mathematics and Statistics) at the University of Southern California are inviting applications for a master’s degree in Mathematical Finance Early application deadline for the Fall semester is December 15 and regular admission deadline is March 15.
A substantial undergraduate background in mathematics is required, which should include at least one semester of real analysis or advanced calculus, one semester of linear algebra and a calculus based course in Probability Theory, at the level of USC's Math 407.
Master of Science in Financial Mathematics at the University of Chicago.
www.usc.edu /dept/LAS/CAMS/MF   (890 words)

 SSE - Department of Finance
The Department of Finance at SSE is the leading finance department in Sweden with about 15 faculty and 25 PhD students.
Within the Master of Science Program the department is responsible for the major in finance with around 15 different courses offered every year.
The department’s research covers the whole range of financial economics, including: corporate finance and contract theory; law and finance and corporate governance; asset pricing and financial econometrics; derivatives and risk management; mathematical finance; behavioral finance; market microstructure; real estate.
www.hhs.se /Finance   (152 words)

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