FINA2204 Derivative Products and Markets
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 option in the Finance major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 2 elective
- This unit provides students with basic concepts of options, futures and other derivative securities, and their role in risk management. Topics include charateristics and basic properties of options, forward and futures, their pricing and uses in trading and hedging strategies.
- Students are able to (1) explain the meaning and structures of financial derivatives and the differences among them; (2) identify when and how to use these financial derivatives in risk management; (3) evaluate and price different financial derivatives, and how to exploit any mispricing; (4) develop competencies to work effectively in teams; and (5) produce clear and concise written communication and effective oral presentations.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorial participation; (2) assignments; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Russell Poskitt
- Unit rules
- STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics (or equivalent);
FINA1221/2221 Introduction to Finance
- Contact hours
- lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.