Derivative Securities (FINC6010)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit provides an introduction to the rapidly-growing area of options, futures and swaps. These securities are derived from fundamental securities such as equities and bonds. The unit examines the nature of each of type of derivative security before a thorough treatment of the pricing and use of these securities for investment management and risk management purposes.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x 3hr seminar per week

Assessment

applied project: group assignment (10%), assignment presentation (5%), mid-semester test (25%), and final examination (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

FINC5001

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.