Financial Mathematics

Name in diploma supplementLecture Financial Mathematics
Organisational Unit Lehrstuhl für Energiehandel und Finanzdienstleistungen (http://www.lef.wiwi.uni-due.de/)
LecturersProf. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel
Cyclewinter semesterParticipants at mostno limit

Preliminary knowledge

Good knowledge in mathematical statistics and econometrics.


Discussion of essential mathematical valuation principles and techniques both in time-discrete and time-continuous models. Introduction and implementation of probabilistic and statistical methods. Analysis of stock, interest and commodity markets and also of the most common assets and derivatives in these markets.


  1. Mathematical models for price processes in stock, interest, and commodity markets
  2. Arbitrage theory and hedging strategies
  3. Stochastic models for financial markets: martingales and fundamental theorems in asset pricing
  4. Valuation and hedging of derivatives: European , American and exotic options
  5. Incomplete markets and stochastic volatility


  • N.H. Bingham & R. Kiesel, Risk Neutral Valuation, 2nd edition, Springer, 2004.
  • M. Joshi, The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance, CUP, 2003
  • S. Shreve, Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models, Springer, 2004

Teaching concept

Presentation, discussion


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WIWI‑C0824 - Lecture: Financial Mathematics