2014 Unit of Study

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Fixed Income Securities
UoS Code FINC6014
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites FINC5001
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment mid-semester exam (25%), group assignment (25%), and final exam (50%)
Description This unit covers the concepts required for investment in fixed income securities, managing bond bond portfolios and understanding debt markets. Topics coverd include duration, convexity , interest rate risk, bond volatility and the term structure of interest rates. The more complex types of debt securities studied include mortgage backed securities , corporate bonds with embedded options such as convertible bonds and interest rate derivatives.