FINA5531 Fixed Income Securities

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides the background and basic concepts of investing in fixed income securities and debt markets. It covers topics such as bond pricing, duration, convexity, bond volatility, term structure of interest rates, mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds with embedded options and risks associated with investing in fixed income securities and their derivatives.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the background and basic concepts of fixed income securities and debt markets; (2) understand and demonstrate how to manage risks associated with investing in fixed income securities and their exotic products; (3) demonstrate the ability to work in a team and to provide constructive feedback; and (4) produce clear and concise written communication and oral presentations.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online assessments; (2) assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Shane Lavagna-Slater
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
FINA5527 Private Equity Management and Venture Capital
and
FINA5526 Funds Management
and
LAWS5176 Australian Financial Transactions Law and Regulation
and
FINA5525 Capital Markets
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week (maximum students per class: 45)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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