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Numerical methods in mathematical finance 2 (Summer Semester 2015)


Results of the evaluation: exercise class, lecture


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Lecture: Thursday 8:00-9:30 SR 3.60
Thursday 8:00-9:30 1C-03
Friday 8:00-9:30 SR 3.60
Friday 8:00-9:30 1C-03
Problem class: Monday 14:00-15:30 SR -1.031 Begin: 20.4.2015

Aims and scope of the lecture

Based on the first part of this lecture given in the winter term, more models and methods for option pricing will be presented. The central theme is the construction and analysis of numerical methods which approximate the solution of the corresponding differential equations in a stable, accurate and efficient way.

The following topics will (probably) be discussed:

  • Multi-level Monte-Carlo methods
  • Historical, implied and local volatility
  • Jump-diffusion models and integro-differential equations
  • Finite element methods for the Black-Scholes equation
  • Sparse grids for basket options and other high-dimensional problems

Participants should be familiar with part 1 of the lecture. The lecture and the exercise classes will be given in English.

Exercise classes

In the exercise class, students will be asked to write Matlab programs which illustrate the theoretical results presented in the lecture. The exercises can be solved in pairs or alone, and with the assistance of the tutor. Participants are expected to be familiar with Matlab.