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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
333-201 Business Finance and one of 316-205 Introductory Econometrics, 316-206 Quantitative Methods 2, 620-202 Statistics, 620-270 Applied Statistics, 620-201 Probability, 620-205 Probability for Statistics, 620-261 Introduction to Operations Research or 620-293 Engineering Mathematics.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMr Bryan Youngsur Lim, Prof Rob Brown
This subject is an introduction to investment analysis, with emphasis on equity securities and fixed interest securities. The topics covered focus on issues fundamental to financial managers, money managers, risk managers, financial advisers and regulators. These topics include: fundamental ideas in asset pricing; modern portfolio theory and its applications; equilibrium theories of asset pricing; portfolio performance evaluation; empirical evidence on security returns; key issues in pricing fixed interest securities; the term structure of interest rates; techniques in fixed interest portfolio management and the pricing of floating rate notes and interest rate swaps.
|Objectives:||On successful completion of this subject students should be able to: Discuss core concepts in finance, including risk, return, risk premium and risk aversion; Analyse the portfolio selection problem, with emphasis on the mean variance framework; evelop techniques to evaluate the performance of money managers; Critically evaluate theories of asset pricing and their applications in the pricing of securities; Analyse issues in the pricing of fixed interest securities and the management of portfolios; Critically evaluate theories of the term structure of interest rates; Discuss issues in the pricing of derivative securities and their application in risk management.|
A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (70%). A 1-hour mid-semester test (20%). Tutorial related assessment (10%).
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students may not gain credit for both 333-301 Investments and either 306-331 Investments or 300-334 Financial Mathematics III.
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