Financial Math Exam
Financial Mathematics Exam
The Financial Mathematics Exam is a three–hour multiple–choice examination. It is called Exam FM by the Society of Actuaries and Exam 2 by the Casualty Actuarial Society. The Financial Mathematics exam is offered via computer–based testing (CBT).
The syllabus for the Financial Mathematics Exam develops the candidate's understanding of the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics and how those concepts are applied in calculating present and accumulated values for various streams of cash flows as a basis for future use in: reserving, valuation, pricing, asset/liability management, investment income, capital budgeting, and valuing contingent cash flows. The candidate will also be given an introduction to financial instruments, including derivatives, and the concept of no–arbitrage as it relates to financial mathematics. A basic knowledge of calculus and an introductory knowledge of probability is assumed.
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