Imperial College London

DrHarjoatBhamra

Business School

Associate Professor of Finance
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9077h.bhamra CV

 
 
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Location

 

Office 4.03, 53 Prince's GateBusiness School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Asset Pricing - BUSI97158

Role

Associate Course Leader

Data Analysis Tools - BUSI97165

Role

Course Leader

Derivatives - BUSI97048

Aims

In recent years there has been considerable growth in markets for derivatives contracts, such as futures, swaps, and options on financial assets. Derivatives are used by individuals and institutions to meet a variety of objectives. Firms and portfolio managers can use derivatives to hedge particular kinds of risk or alter the distribution of the returns on their portfolios in certain ways. Some institutions may use derivatives to speculate.  There is a large literature on derivatives valuation. At first the theory might appear advanced and difficult, but it is in fact quite accessible. The purpose of the course is to provide you with the necessary skills to value and to use derivatives instruments in a purposeful way. In order to provide a useful treatment of these topics in an environment that is changing rapidly, it is necessary to stress fundamentals and to explore topics at a technical level.

Role

Course Leader