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Intermediate Mathematics: Understanding Stochastic Calculus

The use of probability theory in financial modeling can be traced back to the work on Bachelier at the beginning of last century with advanced probabilistic methods being introduced for the first time by Black, Scholes and Merton in the seventies.

Modern financial quantitative analysts make use of sophisticated mathematical concepts, such as martingales and stochastic integration, in order to describe the behavior of the markets or to derive computing methods. 

This course bridges the gap between mathematical theory and financial practice by providing a hands-on approach to probability theory, Markov chains, and stochastic calculus. Participants will practice all relevant concepts through a batch of Excel based exercises and workshops.

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  • Manhattan - New York
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  • You might be eligible for preferential rates. Please contact us to check if your company is a member of the LFS Global Client Programme.

This course is also available in London

Who The Course is For

  • Quantitative analysts
  • Financial engineers
  • Researchers
  • Risk managers
  • Structurers
  • Market analysts and product controllers

Past participants have included: Chief investment officers, Asset Managers, Strategists, Private Banks, Relationship Managers

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Prior Knowledge

Delegates should have a good understanding of Elementary Probability Theory, Calculus and Linear Algebra (covered in Maths Refresher).


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