Fixed Income Securities (Intermediate)

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fixed Income Securities (Intermediate)

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This undergraduate course introduces the main tools for pricing and hedging fixed-income securities and their derivatives, with emphasis on the application of main models. Interest-rate contracts: bonds, swaps, caps and floors, options, swaptions. Term-structure estimation: bootstrap, splines. Shortrate models: Vasicek, Cox-Ingersoll-Ross, and related models. Forward-rates and Heath-Jarrow-Morton approach. Market (LIBOR) models.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand interest rate contracts
    2. Use mainstream models to price fixed income securities
    3. Estimate the term structure
    4. Apply common models to hedge and immunize liabilities linked to interest-rates
    5. Derive the dynamics of bonds from that of interest rates and viceversa
    6. Recognize arbitrage opportunities among interest-rate contracts, or lack thereof

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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