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Outline of finance

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Outline of finance

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

resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects.


  • Overview 1
  • Fundamental financial concepts 2
  • History 3
  • Finance terms, by field 4
    • Accounting (financial record keeping) 4.1
    • Banking 4.2
    • Corporate finance 4.3
    • Investment management 4.4
    • Personal finance 4.5
    • Public finance 4.6
    • Insurance 4.7
    • Economics and finance 4.8
    • Mathematics and finance 4.9
      • Time value of money 4.9.1
      • Financial mathematics 4.9.2
        • Mathematical tools
        • Derivatives pricing
    • Constraint finance 4.10
    • Virtual finance 4.11
  • Financial markets 5
    • Market and instruments 5.1
    • Equity market 5.2
      • Equity valuation 5.2.1
      • Investment theory 5.2.2
    • Bond market 5.3
    • Money market 5.4
    • Commodity market 5.5
    • Derivatives market 5.6
      • Forward markets and contracts 5.6.1
      • Futures markets and contracts 5.6.2
      • Option markets and contracts 5.6.3
      • Swap markets and contracts 5.6.4
      • Derivative markets by underlyings 5.6.5
        • Equity derivatives
        • Interest rate derivatives
        • Credit derivatives
        • Foreign exchange derivative
  • Financial regulation 6
    • Designations and accreditation 6.1
    • Litigation 6.2
    • Fraud 6.3
    • Industry bodies 6.4
    • Regulatory bodies 6.5
      • International 6.5.1
      • European Union 6.5.2
      • Regulatory bodies by country 6.5.3
        • United Kingdom
        • United States
    • United States legislation 6.6
  • Actuarial topics 7
  • Asset types 8
  • Raising capital 9
  • Valuation 10
    • Discounted cash flow valuation 10.1
    • Relative valuation 10.2
    • Contingent claim valuation 10.3
  • Financial software tools 11
  • Financial institutions 12
  • Lists 13
  • See also 14
  • External links 15


The word finance may incorporate any of the following:

Fundamental financial concepts


Finance terms, by field

Accounting (financial record keeping)

Main articles: Accounting and List of accounting topics


Corporate finance

Investment management

Personal finance

Public finance


Economics and finance

Mathematics and finance

Time value of money

Financial mathematics

Mathematical tools
Derivatives pricing
Main article: Derivatives pricing

Constraint finance

Virtual finance

Financial markets

Market and instruments

Equity market

Equity valuation

Investment theory

Bond market

Money market

Commodity market

Derivatives market

Forward markets and contracts

Futures markets and contracts

Option markets and contracts

Swap markets and contracts

see: w:Swap (finance)

Derivative markets by underlyings

Equity derivatives
Interest rate derivatives
Credit derivatives
Foreign exchange derivative

Financial regulation

Designations and accreditation



Industry bodies

Regulatory bodies

Main article List of financial regulatory authorities by country


European Union

Regulatory bodies by country

United Kingdom
United States

United States legislation

Actuarial topics

Asset types

Raising capital


Discounted cash flow valuation

Relative valuation

Contingent claim valuation

See derivatives pricing below.

Financial software tools

Financial institutions

Financial institutions


See also

External links

  • Wharton Finance Knowledge Project – aimed to offer free access to finance knowledge for students, teachers, and self-learners.
  • Comprehensive site about topics of financial theory, with a focus in Corporate Finance, Valuation and Investments. Updated Data, Excel Spreadsheets and more. Prof. Aswath Damodaran
  • For links to finance web sites, grouped by topic see Web Sites for Discerning Finance Students, Prof. John M. Wachowicz -
  • For the introductory finance web site at the University of Arizona,
  • For introductory articles, a full glossary and links to resources on behavioral finance see the BF gallery
  • For the law of the financial markets see
  • For various shared blog posts on finance see
  • For stock market related financial definitions see Glossary
  • The Finance Director provides access to essential suppliers of financial services and solutions
  • Middle East Banking & Finance News —
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