FINA5520 Risk Management and Financial Instruments
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit provides an in-depth examination of derivative securities and their role in risk management. It covers key derivatives used in practice, the principles of pricing and their applications in the modern financial world. The unit develops the theoretical frameworks, financial, probabilistic and statistical, essential to understanding modern practices in derivative pricing and applications such as portfolio insurance, dynamic hedging and risk management. The Black-Scholes-Merton framework and risk-neutral valuation are explored. The unit also looks at the role derivatives have played in financial crises.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate how to value a variety of simple and complex derivative contracts; (2) critically evaluate and solve sophisticated problems on the pricing, valuation and investment strategies of derivative securities; (3) explain and apply the Black-Scholes-Merton and the Black-Scholes-Merton Greeks models; (4) explain the risks embedded in financial derivatives and how they have contributed to past financial crises; (5) use industry relevant tools (such as spreadsheets and financial information systems) to access, process and calculate derivative prices; and (6) demonstrate the ability to give oral presentations that are clear and coherent to specialists and non-specialists.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class assessments ; (2) assignments; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Russell Poskitt
- Unit rules
- for Master of Commerce students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
equivalent; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5533 Finance Essentials
FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
FINA5631 International Financial Analysis
- Contact hours
- lectures/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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