15.438 Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives


Class Info

Designed for students seeking to develop a sophisticated understanding of fixed income valuation and hedging methods, and to gain familiarity with the major markets and instruments. Emphasizes tools for quantifying, hedging, and speculating on risk. Topics include duration; convexity; modern approaches to modeling the yield curve; interest rate forwards, futures, swaps and options; credit risk and credit derivatives; mortgages; and securitization. 15.437 strongly recommended.

This class has 15.401, 15.414, and 15.415 as prerequisites.

15.438 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Lucas.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E51-395.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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