COMPG004 - Market Risk Measures and Portfolio Theory
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|Prerequisites||Knowledge of probability and stochastic process theory. Introductory course in Financial Mathematics.|
|Taught By||Johannes Ruf (100%)|
The module aims to familiarise students with key concepts and models in general asset pricing, portfolio theory, and risk measurement. Those concepts and models include risk aversion, utility functions as a representation of preferences, efficient frontiers, Markowitz Portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing model, Value at Risk, and Expected Shortfall.
Utility functions and risk aversion models; equilibrium pricing and efficiency, arbitrage and pricing kernels; risk measurement, value at risk and coherent risk measures; portfolio choice and optimization, mean-variance analysis, beta pricing; consumption and terminal wealth optimization; dynamic financial markets and capital asset pricing in continuous time; statistical and numerical issues.
Method of Instruction
3 hour lectures per week.
The course has the following assessment component:
- Written examination (2.5 hours, 100%)
To pass this course, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 50%
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Hans Föllmer, Alexander Schied, Stochastic Finance: An Introduction in Discrete Time, Walter de Gruyter, 2011
McNeil, Frey, Embrechts, Quantitative Risk