Interest Rate Derivatives, Fall 2019

Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, Università di Milano-Bicocca

Course page: https://elearning.unimib.it/course/info.php?id=25312

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Learning objectives

The course has a practitioner approach, presenting the current market best practices, often not yet documented in textbooks. Lecturers from the street are invited: traders, risk-managers, quants, consultants. The course aims to provide the students with the background usually tested when applying for investment banks in the interest rate derivatives area.

Contents

Interest Rate and Credit models and derivative products (linear products, plain vanillas, and exotics), with special emphasis on rate/credit curve construction and collateralization issues.

  • Interest Rate FRA, Futures, and Swaps
  • Rate curve bootstrapping in multi-curve regimes
  • Black Model
  • Interest rate volatility: par, forward, no-arbitrage, and SABR
  • Term structure models: equilibrium, no-arbitrage, short rate, and market models
  • Caps and Floors, Swaptions, and Bermudan Swaptions
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Credit curve bootstrap
  • Counterparty risk: clearing, collateralization, and valuation adjustments
  • Market risk management: greeks and static replica of products

Prerequisites

Derivatives, stochastic processes, risk measures

Teaching method

Assessment method

Oral examination based on the lessons’ material and the included references.

Textbooks and Reading Materials

  • John Hull, Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, 10th edition
  • Paul Wilmott, on Quantitative Finance

Teaching language

Usually Italian, English if foreign students are present.

Lessons’ calendar and material

Workshops are with Paolo Mazzocchi, assistant lecturer (material).

  1. Friday 2019-10-18 12:30-14:30 edificio U6 aula 22
    Interest Rate Basics (slides)
    Workshop on Interest Rate Basics
  2. Tuesday 2019-10-22 14:30-16:30 edificio U6 aula 20
    Interest Rate Basics (slides)
    Workshop on Interest Rate Basics
  3. Friday 2019-10-25 12:30-14:30 edificio U6 aula 22
    Rate Curves Calibration (slides)
  4. Tuesday 2019-10-29 14:30-16:30 edificio U6 aula 20
    Rate Curves Calibration (slides)
  5. Tuesday 2019-11-05 14:30-16:30 edificio U6 aula 20
    Black Model (slides)
  6. Friday 2019-11-08 12:30-14:30 edificio U6 aula 22
    Volatility (slides)
    Guest lecturer: Nicola Moreni
  7. Tuesday 2019-11-12 14:30-16:30 edificio U6 aula 20
    Workshop on Rate Curve Bootstrapping
  8. Friday 2019-11-15 12:30-14:30 edificio U6 aula 22
    Structured Products and Hedging (slides)
  9. Tuesday 2019-11-26 14:30-16:30 edificio U6 aula 20
    Caps and Floors (slides)
    Guest lecturer: Carlo Clerici
  10. Friday 2019-11-29 12:30-14:30 edificio U6 aula 22
    Interest Rate Models (slides)
  11. Tuesday 2019-12-03 14:30-16:30 edificio U6 aula 20
    Workshop on Greeks and Hedging
    Workshop on Caps/Floors, Swaptions, and Bermudan Swaption
  12. Friday 2019-12-06 12:30-14:30 edificio U6 aula 22
    Credit Derivatives (slides)
    Workshop on Credit Curve Bootstrapping and Credit Default Swaps
  13. Tuesday 2019-12-10 14:30-16:30 edificio U6 aula 20
    Trading Obbligazionario (slide)
    Guest lecturer: Andrea Bugin
  14. Friday 2019-12-13 12:30-14:30 edificio U6 aula 22
    XVAs (slides)
    Guest lecturer: Andrea Prampolini
  15. Tuesday 2019-12-17 14:30-16:30 edificio U6 aula 20
    The Reform of Benchmark Interest Rate Indexes and Its Impact on Derivative Pricing (slides-1, slides-2)
    Guest lecturers: Maria Cristina Lege and Luigi Cefis
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In the last lesson anonymous course evaluation forms will be collected