List of finance topics

List of finance topics

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


Finance terms, by field

Accounting (financial record keeping)

Main articles: Accounting and List of accounting topics


Corporate finance

Main article: Corporate finance

Investment management

Personal finance

Main article: Personal finance

Public finance

Main article: Public finance


Main article: Insurance

Economics and finance

Mathematics and finance

Time value of money

Main article: Time value of money

Financial mathematics

Main article: Financial mathematics
Mathematical tools
Derivatives pricing
Main article: Derivatives pricing

Constraint finance

Virtual finance

Financial markets

Market and instruments

Equity market

Main article: Equity market

Equity valuation

Main article: Equity valuation

Investment theory

Main article: Investment theory

Bond market

Main article: Bond market

Money market

Main article: Money market

Commodity market

Main article: Commodity market

Derivatives market

Main article: Derivatives market

Forward markets and contracts

Main article: Forward market

Futures markets and contracts

Main article: Futures market

Option markets and contracts

Main article: Option market

Swap markets and contracts

Main article: Swap market
see: w:Swap (finance)

Derivative markets by underlyings

Equity derivatives
Main article: Equity derivative
Interest rate derivatives
Credit derivatives
Main article: Credit derivative
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

Main article: Discounted cash flow

Relative valuation

Main article: 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 -
  • For the introductory finance web site at the
  • 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 —