- Code FINM8009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Financial Management
- Areas of interest Finance
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course covers the design, use, and pricing of derivative instruments and reviews their role in risk management. Students learn a range of analytical methods, apply these techniques with market data, and communicate their findings to others.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students are expected to
have attained proficiency in the following areas:
- Understanding of the motives, reasons and explanations for corporate hedging activity
- Knowledge of key financial building blocks, used in constructing complex derivative instruments (eg futures, forwards, options and swaps)
- Analysis of payoffs and strategies involved in trading derivative instruments and combinations of derivatives
- Application of the pricing of individual and combinations of derivative securities
- Use and benefits of derivatives in a portfolio context.
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Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: in-class quizzes, case studies and assignments.
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Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Advanced courses in corporate finance, investments, financial intermediation and markets.
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- 6 units
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