2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
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|Fixed Income Securities|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Prerequisites||(FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)|
|Lectures||1x 2 hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week|
|Assessment||Tutorial participation (10%), mid-semester exam (20%), group project (20%), and final exam (50%)|
|Description||This unit is designed to provide a thorough grounding in fixed income securities, bond portfolio analysis and the use of closely related financial instruments in risk management. The unit begins with the basic analytical framework necessary to understand the pricing of bonds and their investment characteristics (introducing fundamental concepts such as duration, yield and term structure). This provides the building blocks for analysis of more complicated corporate and derivative securities. Sectors of the debt market, including treasury securities, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, and convertible bonds are analysed. The use of derivatives and a selection of special topics in fixed income are also discussed.|