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Rules of the game The course Derivatives and the crisis Lecture 1 - Introduction MBA 783, Fall 2011 Diego Garc´ ıa Kenan-Flagler Business School UNC at Chapel Hill August 18th, 2011 c Diego Garc´ ıa, MBA 783, Kenan-Flagler, Fall 2011 Lecture 1 - Introduction 1 / 29
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Rules of the game The course Derivatives and the crisis Outline 1 Rules of the game Contact information Course materials Grading 2 The course Course outline Faculty 3 Derivatives and the crisis What happened What next c Diego Garc´ ıa, MBA 783, Kenan-Flagler, Fall 2011 Lecture 1 - Introduction 2 / 29
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Rules of the game The course Derivatives and the crisis Handouts Today (2): Class slides. News on derivatives. Pick up handouts as you come into class. I will give solutions to cases at the beginning of class - please file them and enjoy reading them after class . Note : all assignments and handouts posted in the course webpage: http://www.unc.edu/ ~ garciadi/MBA783/mba783.htm c Diego Garc´ ıa, MBA 783, Kenan-Flagler, Fall 2011 Lecture 1 - Introduction 3 / 29
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Rules of the game The course Derivatives and the crisis Contact information Diego Garc´ ıa, Assistant Professor. Office: McColl 4409. Phone: 962-8404. Email: diego [email protected] Class web page: http://www.unc.edu/ ~ garciadi/MBA783/mba783.htm Administrative support: Marion Strandt, Suite 4100; Holly Guthrie, Suite 4400. c Diego Garc´ ıa, MBA 783, Kenan-Flagler, Fall 2011 Lecture 1 - Introduction 4 / 29
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Rules of the game The course Derivatives and the crisis Course materials 1 Class material - handed out in class. Class slides. Solutions to homeworks and cases. 2 Course pack. Contains cases, homeworks, and further readings. 3 Textbook, I recommend one of the following “Fundamentals of futures and options markets” by John C. Hull. The default option . Good comprehensive introduction to derivatives. “Options, futures and other derivatives” by John C. Hull. The Bible . For those who like math or think trading may be around the corner. I will treat the textbook as supportive material, class slides and the homeworks/cases discussed are the main course materials. c Diego Garc´ ıa, MBA 783, Kenan-Flagler, Fall 2011 Lecture 1 - Introduction 5 / 29
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Rules of the game The course Derivatives and the crisis Other non-derivative readings Subscribe to the Journal of Finance . Finance nightstand readings: “Capital Ideas” by Peter L. Bernstein. “Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance” by Perry Mehrling. “When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of LTCM,” by Roger Lowenstein. “Where are the customers’ yachts?”: 1930s Wall Street. Non-finance nightstand readings: “Don Quijote de la Mancha,” by Miguel Cervantes. “Cien a˜nos de soledad,” (One hundred years of solitude), by Gabriel Garc´ ıa M´ arquez. “Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess, Part 3.” “Colloquial Chinese.” c Diego Garc´ ıa, MBA 783, Kenan-Flagler, Fall 2011 Lecture 1 - Introduction 6 / 29
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Rules of the game The course Derivatives and the crisis What is expected of you Attendance . If you miss class: makeup assignment.
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