• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
• ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
• Classification Transitional
• Course subject Statistics
• Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Finance, Statistics
• Academic career PGRD
• Course convener
• Jacie Liu
• Lucy Hu
• Mode of delivery In Person
• Co-taught Course
• Offered in First Semester 2023
Second Semester 2023
Financial Mathematics (STAT6046)

This course provides an introduction to the valuation of cash flows. Topics include: compound interest functions; valuation of annuities certain; loans repayable by instalments; comparison of value and yield of cash flow transactions; valuation of fixed interest securities, with and without tax on interest and capital gains; duration and volatility of securities; introduction to concept of immunisation and matching; consumer credit contracts.

## Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Define and describe in detail the use of cash flow models, simple and compound rates of interest and discount as well as compare and distinguish between nominal and effective rates of interest and discount;
2. Describe in detail the various types of annuities and perpetuities and use them to solve financial transaction problems;
3. Derive equations of value and various tools like linear interpolation & annuity tables;
4. Communicate the difference in capital budgeting decision tools like Net Present Values, Internal Rates of Return and Discounted Payback Periods;
5. Analyse in depth basic fixed interest financial transactions like Loan Valuation, Fixed Interest securities (eg. Bonds) and employ the skills developed in this course to evaluate such transactions. Incorporate the effects of taxation on such financial transactions;
6. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the term structure of interest rates and its applications in forward and spot rates; and
7. Define in detail the interest rate risk in terms of duration and convexity of fixed interest products, using this to define immunisation and assess its use in mitigating interest rate risk.

## Indicative Assessment

1. Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.

Not applicable

## Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT7055 or be enrolled in the Master of Statistics, Master of Actuarial Studies or Master of Actuarial Practice. Incompatible with STAT2032.

## Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary.

## Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500

## Course fees

Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 \$4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 \$6180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

## Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

### First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3999 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View

### Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6980 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View

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