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Financial Institutions Management and Regulation - ACST734

This unit will focus on special topics on financial institutions which fail. We will look at empirical studies of insolvencies from different countries and for different types of financial institutions (including life and general insurers, health funds, banks, superannuation funds, hedge funds, and other investment management and risk management organisations). We will consider factors such as product design, pricing, reserving, investment, asset-liability management, liquidity management, reinsurance, accounting issues, regulatory arbitrage, and corporate governance. We will also be looking at the effectiveness of regulation, both in preventing failures and dealing with the consequences of failures (eg, using guarantee schemes).

This unit provides students with essential understanding on insolvencies that develop the concepts and skills necessary for advanced research in finance and actuarial studies.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Actuarial Staff

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ACST834
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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