Josef Teichmann: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Josef Teichmann
FieldFinancial Mathematics
Professur für Finanzmathematik
ETH Zürich, HG G 54.2
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 31 74
RelationshipFull Professor

401-4889-00LMathematical Finance11 credits4V + 2UJ. Teichmann
AbstractAdvanced introduction to mathematical finance:
- absence of arbitrage and martingale measures
- option pricing and hedging
- optimal investment problems
- additional topics
ObjectiveAdvanced level introduction to mathematical finance, presupposing knowledge in probability theory and stochastic processes
ContentThis is an advanced level introduction to mathematical finance for students with a good background in probability. We want to give an overview of main concepts, questions and approaches, and we do this in both discrete- and continuous-time models. Topics include absence of arbitrage and martingale measures, option pricing and hedging, optimal investment problems, and probably others.
Prerequisites are probability theory and stochastic processes (for which lecture notes are available).
Lecture notesCourse homepage:
-Lecture notes
-Exercise sheets
-A list of relevant literature
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites are probability theory and stochastic processes (for which lecture notes are available).
401-5820-00LSeminar in Computational Finance for CSE4 credits2SJ. Teichmann
ContentWe aim to comprehend recent and exciting research on the nature of
stochastic volatility: an extensive econometric research [4] lead to new in-
sights on stochastic volatility, in particular that very rough fractional pro-
cesses of Hurst index about 0.1 actually provide very attractive models. Also
from the point of view of pricing [1] and microfoundations [2] these models
are very convincing.
More precisely each student is expected to work on one specified task
consisting of a theoretical part and an implementation with financial data,
whose results should be presented in a 45 minutes presentation.
Literature[1] C. Bayer, P. Friz, and J. Gatheral. Pricing under rough volatility.
Quantitative Finance , 16(6):887-904, 2016.

[2] F. M. Euch, Omar El and M. Rosenbaum. The microstructural founda-
tions of leverage effect and rough volatility. arXiv:1609.05177 , 2016.

[3] O. E. Euch and M. Rosenbaum. The characteristic function of rough
Heston models. arXiv:1609.02108 , 2016.

[4] J. Gatheral, T. Jaisson, and M. Rosenbaum. Volatility is rough.
arXiv:1410.3394 , 2014.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: sound understanding of stochastic concepts and of con-
cepts of mathematical Finance, ability to implement econometric or simula-
tion routines in MATLAB.
401-5910-00LTalks in Financial and Insurance Mathematics Information 0 credits1KP. Cheridito, P. Embrechts, M. Schweizer, M. Soner, J. Teichmann, M. V. Wüthrich
AbstractResearch colloquium
ContentRegular research talks on various topics in mathematical finance and actuarial mathematics