Outline of finance

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to finance:

Finance – addresses the ways in which individuals and organizations raise and allocate monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects.


The term finance may incorporate any of the following:

Fundamental financial concepts[edit]


Finance terms by field[edit]

Accounting (financial record keeping)[edit]


Corporate finance[edit]

Investment management[edit]

Personal finance[edit]

Public finance[edit]


Economics and finance[edit]

Mathematics and finance[edit]

Time value of money[edit]

Financial mathematics[edit]

Mathematical tools[edit]
Derivatives pricing[edit]

Constraint finance[edit]

Financial markets[edit]

Market and instruments[edit]

Equity market[edit]

Equity valuation[edit]

Investment theory[edit]

Bond market[edit]

Money market[edit]

Commodity market[edit]

Derivatives market[edit]

Forward markets and contracts[edit]

Futures markets and contracts[edit]

Option markets and contracts[edit]

Swap markets and contracts[edit]

Derivative markets by underlyings[edit]

Equity derivatives[edit]
Interest rate derivatives[edit]
Credit derivatives[edit]
Foreign exchange derivative[edit]

Financial regulation[edit]

Designations and accreditation[edit]

See also: Professional certification in financial services; Professional certification #Accountancy, auditing and finance; #Education below



Industry bodies[edit]

Regulatory bodies[edit]


European Union[edit]

Regulatory bodies by country[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]
United States[edit]

United States legislation[edit]

Actuarial topics[edit]

Asset types[edit]

Raising capital[edit]


Note that this section is corporate-finance-focused; for the valuation of derivatives and interest rate / fixed income instruments see § Derivatives pricing above.

Underlying theory[edit]



Discounted cash flow valuation[edit]

Relative valuation[edit]

Contingent claim valuation[edit]

Other approaches[edit]

Portfolio theory[edit]

General concepts[edit]

Modern portfolio theory[edit]

Post-modern portfolio theory[edit]

Performance measurement[edit]

Mathematical techniques[edit]

Quantitative investing[edit]

Financial software tools[edit]

Financial institutions[edit]

Financial institutions


Related lists[edit]

External links[edit]