Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One three-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Les Coleman
This subject applies modern financial techniques to the management of diversifiable risks. These techniques include hedging, real options, portfolio design, swaps and leverage; and are combined with concepts such as corporate behavioural finance and utility functions. This enables students to develop quantitative measures of diversifiable, or business, risks and manage them effectively. The aim is to provide a comprehensive theoretical understanding of the nature and sources of diversifiable risks - financial risk strategy - so that these risks can be leveraged strategically.
A group seminar presentation (10%), individual written assignment of not more than 2000 words (20%) and three-hour end of semester exam (70%).
|Prescribed Texts:||You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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