Financial Risk Management
For the Financial Risk Management course I developed – with some fellow students – a Matlab application with its own Graphical User Interface. We gathered historical data of some specific commodities on the web. Our hypothesis was that price fluctuations had an asymmetric impact on some goods intermediaries. We modeled the problem as if it was a particular kind of option to be priced. The fair price of the option represented the commercial risk of the companies selling the goods. It could be seen as the necessary markup on the goods; as a hidden cost; or as the fair price of an insurance on the trading activity (some exotic derivative).