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Financial Mathematics

A comprehensive e-learning product dealing with the fundamental concepts in
finance such as Time Value of Money, Yield Measures and Bond Pricing.


The themes of this product are:

  • Evaluate cash flows at various points in time
  • Gain an insight into basic financial measures such as current yield, yield-to-maturity, and total return analysis
  • Analyze the mechanics of bond pricing and issues involved therein
  • Understand the concepts of volatility and correlation in financial asset prices
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Financial Mathematics is a building block to learners in the field of finance. The topics expose the user to fundamental concepts such as cash flows, present value, future value, yield and probability that form the basis for further advanced learning.

After completing this course you will be able to:
  • Understand the dynamics of cash flows
  • Calculate the various yield measures such as current yield & yield-to-maturity
  • Calculate the price of option-free bonds and price/volatility characteristics of bonds with embedded options
  • Comprehend volatility and correlation and methods to calculate them

Target Audience
Every professional involved in the global financial services industry (as a provider, user, regulator or advisor of product/services, marketplace/exchange) would benefit from KESDEE’s innovative solutions.

  • Supervisory Agencies

  • Central Banks

  • Financial Institutions

  • Commercial Banks

  • Investment Banks

  • Housing Societies/Thrifts

  • Mutual Funds

  • Brokerage Houses

  • Stock Exchanges

  • Derivatives Exchanges

  • Insurance Companies

  • Multinational Corporations

  • Accountancy Firms

  • Consultancy Firms

  • Law Firms

  • Rating Agencies

  • Multi-lateral Financial Institutions

  • Others

  • Course Level and Number of Courses
    Basic Level. Library of 7 Courses

    Instructional Method
    Dynamic, Interactive e-learning

    Recommended Background
    Familiarity with basic financial concepts

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      Library of 7 Courses

    Financial Mathematics

    Time taken to complete each Course: Two - Three hours

    1. Basic Financial Measures

    • Objectives
    • Yield Measures
    • Total Return Analysis
    • Net Present Value
    • Duration
    • Convexity
    • Price Value of a Basis Point

    2. Time Value of Money

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Future Value of Money
    • Present Value of Money
    • Future Value of Annuities
    • Present Value of Annuities
    • Present Value of Perpetuities
    • Amortization

    3. Bond Pricing

    • Objectives
    • Pricing of Option-free Bond
    • Pricing of Floater/Inverse Floater
    • Price Determination between Coupon Periods
    • Yield Analysis
    • Price Volatility

    4. Yield Curve Analysis

    • Objectives
    • Introduction to Yield Curve Analysis
    • Types of Yield Curves
    • Analyzing Yield Curve
    • Bond Arbitrage Strategies
    • Application of Yield Curves

    5. Probability Distributions and their Properties

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Types of Probability Distribution

    6. Measuring Volatility

    • Objectives
    • Review of Concepts
    • Normal Distribution
    • Introduction to Volatility
    • Estimating Volatility

    7. Correlation and Regression Analysis

    • Objectives
    • Introduction to Correlation
    • Calculating Correlation
    • Regression Analysis


    • Measurement Tools

    Calculators in Financial Mathematics

    1. Amortization
    2. Convexity
    3. Basis Point Value
    4. Current Yield
    5. Duration of Bond
    6. Net Present Value
    7. Present Value of uneven series
    8. Simple Linear Regression
    9. Time Value of Money
    10. Total Return
    11. Yield-to-Call
    12. Yield-to-Maturity
    13. Price of Option-free Bond
    14. Future Value of uneven series
    15. Dirty Price and Clean Price
    16. Internal Rate of Return
    17. Payment Calculator

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