Mathematical Finance Autumn 2022

Prof. Dr. Dylan Possamaï
Chiara Rossato

Tuesday 8.15-10.00,   HG E 1.1
Thursday 8.15-10.00,   ML F 36
Exercise classes
Start from the second week of the semester
Friday 10.15-12.00,   ML F 38

Course catalogue
401-4889-00L Mathematical Finance


This is an advanced course on Mathematical Finance for students with a solid background in probability. We want to give an overview of main concepts, questions and approaches, and we do this mostly in continuous-time models.

Some of the topics are:


Students are assumed to be familiar with the content of the standard courses:
This course is the continuation of the Spring semester course
which focuses on models in finite discrete time. Although that course is not required, students who have attended it will have an advantage in terms of the ideas and concepts, so it is advisable for students to attend that course before the present one, when possible.

For an overview of courses offered in the area of mathematical finance, see link. More information about the prerequisite (and other) courses is available on the Group 3 website.

Lecture notes covering the material addressed during the lectures, as well as the content from the aforementioned prerequisites will be made available to the students through Polybox (you will receive a link and a password when the semester starts). Please note that the content of the notes often goes beyond that of the lectures, though only the material covered in class and during the exercise sessions is exigible. The notes will also be updated throughout the semester.

Course organisation

Lectures are for their great majority scheduled to be in-person. A few lectures during the semester may be either via Zoom or pre-recorded, but you will be notified in advance when this happens.


You are welcome to hand in your solutions in Chiara Rossato's box in HG G 53.2, even though it is not obligatory. In case you decide to submit your solutions, this needs to be done before Tuesday 18:00 of the due date. Your solutions will be then corrected and returned during the following exercise class or returned to the box, if not collected.

# Exercise Sheet Due Date Solutions Recalls
1 Assignment 1 Tuesday, October 4th Solutions 1 Recall 1
2 Assignment 2 Tuesday, October 11th Solutions 2 Recall 2
3 Assignment 3 Tuesday, October 18th Solutions 3 Recall 3
4 Assignment 4 Tuesday, October 25th Solutions 4 Recall 4
5 Assignment 5 Tuesday, November 1st Solutions 5 Recall 5
6 Assignment 6 Tuesday, November 8th Solutions 6 Recall 6
7 Assignment 7 Tuesday, November 15th Solutions 7 Recall 7
8 Assignment 8 Tuesday, November 22nd Solutions 8 Recall 8
9 Assignment 9 Tuesday, November 29th Solutions 9 --
10 Assignment 10 Tuesday, December 6th Solutions 10 Recall 10
11 Assignment 11 Tuesday, December 13th Solutions 11 Recall 11
12 Assignment 12 Tuesday, December 20th Solutions 12 Recall 12
13 Assignment 13 -- Solutions 13 Recall 13