Trading in Financial Securities - FINS5566

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Banking and Finance

Course Outline: FINS5566 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite or Corequisite: (FINS5512 and FINS5513) or enrolment in program 8406

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Studies how and why investors trade and the impact of various market structures on the interaction and outcomes of security transactions. Examines existing market structures, types of traders and the strategies they use to achieve their objectives. By concentrating on how market participants trade, the course lays the foundation necessary to understand the practical implications of the introduction of new technologies to securities trading and the economic opportunities they present to market participants. Emphasis is placed on case studies, examples, practitioner presentations and illustrations inspired by the shift from traditional to electronically-facilitated trading. Analyses securities trading venues as operating firms; in particular concentrating on implications for competition between markets and trading systems.
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