Portfolio Theory and its Applications (FINC6009)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit covers several aspects of modern/post modern portfolio theory.An introduction to mathematical optimisation techniques in the presence of uncertainty is covered and results from modern portfolio theory to the Capital Asset Pricing Model derived. The unit also examines other popular models such as the Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Black-Litterman Model and concludes with some topical examples from industry. There is a degree of mathematical sophistication associated with this unit and consequently students should be comfortable with a mathematical approach. However, the required mathematical tools are covered in the unit.
Further unit of study information
1x 3hr seminar per week
In class test (15%), individual assignment (15%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (50%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000, FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000, FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.