AEM 4681

AEM 4681

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course provides a detailed study on multiple financial markets including bonds, forwards, futures, swaps, and options and their role in addressing major issues facing humanity. In particular, we plan to study specific topics on the role of financial markets in addressing important issues like funding cancer cure, tackling climate change, and financing educational needs for the underserved. Relative to a traditional finance class, we take a broad approach and think of finance as a way to get things done and financial instruments as a way to solve problems. We explore topics related to diversification and purpose investing, including a highly innovative idea of a mega-fund developing cancer treatment. We examine how financial instruments can help solve or hedge some societal issues, particularly on climate change. As an example, we will be studying a financial solution to deal with California forest fire. We also examine the potential for social impact bonds for educating pre-school children and reducing prisoners' recidivism. 

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: AEM 2240.

  • Utilize the instrument of options, pricing of such options and social impact bonds.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 19251 AEM 4681   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall B51
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Ng, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to Dyson students.