FINC 445: Derivatives and Alternative Investments

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: FINC 335 and admission to Breech School of Business
This course explores derivative instruments such as options, futures and swaps, and focuses on the pricing and application of derivative strategies in speculation and hedging. The course will also explore the characteristics of alternative investment classes, including hedge funds, commodities, real estate and private equity, and how these types of assets play increasingly important roles in portfolio diversification.