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Financial Institutions Management and Regulation - ACST834

In this unit we will look at 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).

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Actuarial staff

ACST603 or (admission to MActPrac post 2014 or MBkgFin) Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):



Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics

Faculty of Business and Economics

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