Investments and Portfolio Selection - FINS5513

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Banking and Finance

Course Outline: FINS5513 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite:COMM5005 or ECON5248 or COMM5011 or enrolment in program 5273 or program 7273 or program 8413 or program 9273 or (REST0001 plus enrolment in program 8127)

Equivalent: COMM0023

Excluded: COMM0023

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Develops a basic conceptual framework to understand modern investments. Students learn to evaluate alternative investment strategies, develop a more complete understanding of the risk-return relation, and discuss recent developments in investment management. Surveys various financial markets and provides a review of the instruments used to allocate capital and manage risk. Topics include measuring risk and return, designing portfolios, pricing risk, valuing equities, valuing fixed income securities, hedging with derivatives. Students are assessed through a variety of means; including quizzes and exams, computer exercises, and case study discussions.
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