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Interest Rate Portfolio Management - ECFS908

This unit addresses the commercially important problem of interest rate risk management in a portfolio context. The unit explains the conceptualisation, measurement, display and modification of the risk characteristics of a portfolio of interest rate sensitive financial instruments. The unit describes the construction/calibration of a zero coupon yield curve using observable market data. This yield curve underpins the valuation and risk management of traded cash flows. Topics include construction of the zero coupon discount function, identification of cash flows, valuing known and contingent cash flows, and sensitivity analysis. Across instrument hedging and basis risk minimisation strategies are discussed.

Credit Points: 2
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Applied finance and actuarial studies staff

(Admission to MAppFin or GradDipAppFin) and (AFCP801 or ECFS865) and ECFS867 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECFS860
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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