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Financial Risk Management - AFIN328

The aim of this unit is to prepare students for analytical duties a graduate is expected to carry out in a financial institution, or for research for a higher degree. On completing the unit, successful students also attain practical knowledge of how to apply and evaluate the quantitative methods covered in the unit in analysing and managing portfolios as well as the risk arising from various financial investments. In particular, students are expected to be able to: examine and find optimal investments strategies with respect to risk and return; attain an excellent knowledge of the role and characteristics of international financial markets and institutions; understand the pricing of various financial products and how they can be used for hedging; evaluate econometric models for financial variables; and acquire an extensive knowledge on the major approaches to managing market, credit and operational risks. By undertaking this unit, students have an opportunity to consolidate and extend the knowledge they attained in first and second year finance units. Students are introduced to advanced techniques in financial markets and risk management practices with plenty of opportunities to apply them to real-world data through several tutorial tasks and a written assignment.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Finance staff

6cp at 200 level including (AFIN252 or (AFIN250 and (AFIN270 or STAT272))) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): FIN328
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Applied Finance

Faculty of Business and Economics

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