Provides a detailed picture of the markets, instruments, regulations and institutions of the financial system. The operations of financial markets and securities are described within the context of market participants' attempts to manage risk in the global environment.
There are ten topics in this unit.
Topic 1 Overview of the Australian Financial System
Topic 2 Financial Institutions
Topic 3 Money Markets and Securities
Topic 4 Long Term Debt Markets and Securities
Topic 5 Term Structure Determination and Yield Spreads
Topic 6 Equity Markets and Securities
Topic 7 Foreign Exchange Markets and Securities
Topic 8 Managed Funds, Superannuation and Life Insurance - Markets and Securities
Topic 9 Commodities, Real Estate and Alternatives - Markets and Securities
Topic 10 Derivative Markets and Securities
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Discuss the operation of the financial system and its institutions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Describe the operation of debt, equity, foreign exchange, managed funds, superannuation and life insurance markets, commodities, real estate, alternatives, and derivative markets.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||List and differentiate the major securities traded on domestic and international financial markets.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Articulate the market processes which determine term structure and yield spreads on securities.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Enumerate the various types of financial risk exposure||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Analyse and synthesise information and data pertaining to the financial system.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Viney, C & Phillips, P, 2012, Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets, 7th edn, McGraw-Hill, Sydney. ISBN: 9780071012416.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)|
|Short written response||20%|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
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