Fins2624 Course Essay examples

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Australian School of Business School of Banking and Finance

FINS 2624 Portfolio Management

Course Outline Semester 2, 2012
Part A: Course-Specific Information Part B: Key Policies, Student Responsibilities and Support

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0 PART A: COURSE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION 1 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 3 STAFF CONTACT DETAILS COURSE DETAILS Teaching Times and Locations Units of Credit Summary of Course Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses Student Learning Outcomes LEARNING AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 5 6 7 1 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 3 4 COURSE RESOURCES COURSE EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT COURSE SCHEDULE ACADEMIC HONESTY AND PLAGIARISM STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT Workload Attendance General
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Units of Credit

The course is worth 6 units of credit. There is no parallel teaching in this course.

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Summary of Course

Investment theories are introduced with an equal emphasis on theory and practice. The Markowitz model and the CAPM are studied and applied to design portfolios, price and manage risk, evaluate performance, identify mispriced assets, and estimate asset betas. The pricing of stocks, bonds, and options; the theories of the term structure; the duration concept; and the strategic use of options for hedging and investment are also studied.

[FINS2624 – Portfolio Management]

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Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses

This course will introduce you to the concept of diversification, which is a key element in portfolio design. We'll study and apply the Markowitz portfolio theory, CAPM, and efficient market hypothesis to design portfolios, to identify under- and over-valued securities, to measure price and manage risk and to evaluate investment performance. We'll discuss the pricing of bonds and stock option. You'll learn how to manage a bond portfolio and formulate option trading strategies to improve investment performance. Portfolio Management is one of four core courses in finance. This course extends and applies knowledge in financial mathematics acquired from FINS1613 and/or ECON 1202 to price stocks, bonds and stock options; portfolio theory from FINS1613 to rank and select portfolios;

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