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Brown, Daniel Gregory Senior Instructor



courses taught

  • FNCE 2010 - Fundamentals of Financial Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Prepares students for financial analysis. Covers mathematical and statistical topics required for such analysis, including derivatives, optimization, integration, probability, inference and regression. Students will become proficient in using the tools and applying them to various financial contexts using analytics Excel, and R.
  • FNCE 4040 - Derivative Securities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Develops the modern theory of contingent claims in a mathematical framework oriented toward applications. Examines how to use derivatives for risk management and to tailor portfolio payoffs. Provides an in-depth analysis of the properties of options.
  • FNCE 4070 - Financial Markets and Institutions
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines the economics of financial markets and the management of financial institutions, both domestic and international. Topics include an overview of U.S. and international financial markets, pricing and risk factors, interest rates, markets for securities and financial services and markets for derivative financial instruments. For students planning to take FNCE 4000 and FNCE 4070, it is recommended that FNCE 4070 precede rather than follow FNCE 4000.
  • FNCE 4827 - Experimental Seminar: Topics in Derivatives
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    This is a markets-oriented survey of derivatives usage. The two major markets covered are equities and commodities. In the equity markets the focus will be on the S&P 500 options market and the VIX. The commodity focus will be on the energy markets of crude oil, its refined products and natural gas. The course will end with a focus on risk management.
  • MBAX 6240 - Financial Markets, Institutions and Regulations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Focuses on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding complex transactions that involve change of ownership. Topics include law/regulation issues affecting all stakeholders involved in corporate restructing transactions, the legal aspects of the corporate bankruptcy process and the practical aspects of raising capital, such as understanding the instruments and the institutions involved in the financing activities of firms at different stages in their lifecycle, road shows and the mechanics of pursuing initial public offering.
  • MBAX 6250 - Derivative Securities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Derivatives, like options, futures, forwards, and swaps, encompass all aspects of finance. Topics cover the characteristics, valuation, and trading strategies associated with derivatives as well as their use in risk management.
  • MBAX 6270 - Applied Derivatives
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers applications of financial derivatives and a range of topics, from market risk management to liquidity and counter party risk management in contemporary finance. Specifically, the course examines the pricing and use of financial derivatives, including options, forwards, futures, swaps and credit derivatives in risk management.


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