- Code STAT2032
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Statistics
- Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Finance, Statistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course involves on-campus teaching. For students not on campus, there will be a remote option in Sem 1. See Class Summary or Wattle for details.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Define and describe 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;
- Describe various types of annuities and perpetuities and use them to solve financial transaction problems;
- Describe equations of value and various tools like linear interpolation & annuity tables;
- Compare capital budgeting decision tools like Net Present Values, Internal Rates of Return and Discounted Payback Periods;
- Analyse 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;
- Understand and employ the term structure of interest rates to calculate forward and spot rates; and
- Define 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.
- 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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