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ASM Study Manual for SOA MFE, 10th Edition - Second Printing with StudyPlus+ (online study tools)

By: Weishaus

Edition:10th Edition - Second Printing


NEW Manual now includes StudyPlusdigital access to:

  • Virtual eFlashcards

  • Digital formula sheet

  • Actuarial exam and career strategy guides

  • Technical skill eLearning tools

  • Samples of Supplemental Texts & Study Tools

  • And more!

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This manual offers comprehensive coverage of the syllabus for Exam MFE. In its 22 lessons, the following topics are reviewed:

  • Forwards and futures

  • Options and option strategies

  • Put-call parity

  • Binomial trees

  • Modeling stock prices with the lognormal distribution

  • The Black-Scholes formula

  • Greeks and risk management through delta and delta-gamma hedging

  • Exotic options

  • Monte Carlo valuation

  • Interest rate models, including the Black-Derman-Toy model

The 10th edition, Second Printing has over 700 pages, about 100 examples and 70 in-lesson exercises, and about 480 end-of-lesson exercises, 370 of them original, all with complete solutions. Also, the manual has 11 original 30-question practice exams (an additional 330 questions), with detailed solutions. While this manual will be adequate for Exam MFE, the McDonald textbook is referenced in each lesson if you wish to use it.

The second printing of the manual includes expanded coverage on calculating greeks and corrections of all errata known at the date of publication.


Abraham Weishaus

Formerly financial reporting actuary for Guardian Life Insurance Company. Served on the SOA’s Education and Examination Committee for 11 years. Taught exam preparation courses for the Actuarial Society of Greater New York (ASNY) for 15 years and for CAMAR for 6 years. Currently is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and teaches exam preparation courses at St. Johns University.

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