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 word finance may incorporate any of the following:

Fundamental financial concepts[edit]


Finance terms by field[edit]

Accounting (financial record keeping)[edit]


Corporate finance[edit]

Main article: Corporate finance

Investment management[edit]

Personal finance[edit]

Main article: Personal finance

Public finance[edit]

Main article: Public finance


Main article: Insurance

Economics and finance[edit]

Mathematics and finance[edit]

Time value of money[edit]

Main article: Time value of money

Financial mathematics[edit]

Main article: Financial mathematics
Mathematical tools[edit]
Derivatives pricing[edit]

Constraint finance[edit]

Virtual finance[edit]

Financial markets[edit]

Market and instruments[edit]

Equity market[edit]

Main article: Equity market

Equity valuation[edit]

Main article: Equity valuation

Investment theory[edit]

Main article: Investment theory

Bond market[edit]

Main article: Bond market

Money market[edit]

Main article: Money market

Commodity market[edit]

Main article: Commodity market

Derivatives market[edit]

Main article: Derivatives market

Forward markets and contracts[edit]

Main article: Forward market

Futures markets and contracts[edit]

Main article: Futures market

Option markets and contracts[edit]

Main article: Option market

Swap markets and contracts[edit]

Main article: Swap market
see: Swap (finance)

Derivative markets by underlyings[edit]

Equity derivatives[edit]
Main article: Equity derivative
Interest rate derivatives[edit]
Credit derivatives[edit]
Main article: Credit derivative
Foreign exchange derivative[edit]

Financial regulation[edit]

Designations and accreditation[edit]



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]


Discounted cash flow valuation[edit]

Main article: Discounted cash flow

Relative valuation[edit]

Main article: Relative valuation

Contingent claim valuation[edit]

See derivatives pricing below.

Financial software tools[edit]

Financial institutions[edit]

Financial institutions


See also[edit]

External links[edit]