- Class Number 4200
- Term Code 3230
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Phong Ngo
- Dr Phong Ngo
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 21/02/2022
- Class End Date 27/05/2022
- Census Date 31/03/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
This course covers the theory and practice of financial intermediation, broadly construed to include banks, savings institutions and investment/merchant banks. Topics will include the role of banking firms in a developed capital market, their impact on corporate financial decisions for non-banking firms, and the regulation of banks. The course includes a comprehensive analysis of the role of financial intermediaries in the development of fixed-income markets and provides an analysis of fixed income securities. Additional topics include models and techniques used for managing credit risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk. These are applied to maturity matching, duration and immunization, loan sales, securitization, collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the role of banks in an economy and the global trends in banking and bank regulation
- Describe how banks’ lending policies can influence corporate decision making
- Identify and measure banking risks and implement credit risk management
- Analyse debt markets and their role in liquidity management
- Define interest rate risk and management
- Discuss bank loan sales and securitization
- Summarise the causes and consequences of bank failure and the global financial crises
- Describe the latest developments in banking, including Fintech
- Work effectively in teams and present results of this teamwork
Text book material will be supplemented with the most recent information from research and news from: my own research, research from universities elsewhere, government departments, and international organisations i.e. World Bank, IMF etc., and news outlets.
Financial Markets and Institutions: A Risk Management Approach, 9th edition, by Anthony Saunders, Marcia Millon Cornett, McGraw Hill, 2013. http://shop.mcgraw-hill.com/mhshop/productDetails?isbn=0078034809
The book can be purchased from the on campus bookshop, with a small number of copies also available for 2 hour loan in the reserve loan section of the Chifley Library. An E-book version of the textbook is also available from ANU library website.
Students are recommended to stay abreast with current events by regularly reading the financial news. Online resources such as Bloomberg, Reuters or the Wall Street Journal are the usual suspects.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Roles and operations of banks|
|2||Bank financial statements and banking risks|
|3||Interest Rates and Interest Rate Risk|
|4||Market Risk||Take Home Exam 1 released|
|5||Lending Policies and Credit Risk|
|6||Debt Markets and Liquidity risk|
|8||Regulation||Take Home Exam 2 released|
|11||Bank crises and failures: ethical and economic causes|
|12||Bank crises and failures: consequences and the future of banking||Take Home Exam 3 released|
Tutorials will be available on campus, live through scheduled Zoom sessions and as pre-recorded videos. Information regarding enrollments for these options will be provided on Wattle no later than O week.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Take Home Exam 1||25 %||22/03/2022||22/04/2022||1-9|
|Take Home Exam 2||25 %||03/05/2022||03/06/2022||1-9|
|Take Home Final||50 %||03/06/2022||03/07/2022||1-9|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Course content delivery will take the form of weekly on-campus lectures (recorded and available via echo360 on Wattle), weekly online (Zoom) workshops (recorded) and weekly tutorials, delivered in hybrid format (on campus, live through scheduled Zoom sessions and as pre-recorded videos).
Centrally scheduled examinations through Examinations, Graduations & Prizes will be timetabled prior to the examination period. Please check ANU Timetabling for further information.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1-9
Take Home Exam 1
Take home exam released on the Friday of Week 4 (2022-03-18) at 5pm and due back the following Tuesday (2022-03-22) at 9am. The exam will cover the material in the first 4 weeks of semester and be worth 25% of your overall grade. Exam questions will be all long problem solving and short essay style questions. Details of the assessment and marking criteria will be provided in the exam. The exam will be submitted via the course Wattle site.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1-9
Take Home Exam 2
Take home exam released on the Friday of Week 8 (2022-04-29) at 5pm and due back the following Tuesday (2022-05-03) at 9am. The exam will cover the material in weeks 5-8 of the semester and be worth 25% of your overall grade. Exam questions will be all long problem solving and short essay style questions. Details of the assessment and marking criteria will be provided in the exam. The exam will be submitted via the course Wattle site.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1-9
Take Home Final
Take home final exam released on the Friday of Week 12 (2022-05-27) at 5pm and due back the following Friday (2022-06-03) at 9am. The exam will be comprehensive and cover all material in the semester (weeks 1-12) and be worth 50% of your overall grade. Exam questions will be all long problem solving and short essay style questions. Details of the assessment and marking criteria will be provided in the exam. The exam will be submitted via the course Wattle site.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
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banking, political economy, media, household finance, gender and the economy, corporate finance
Dr Phong Ngo