FIN41990 Intro to Capital Markets

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module introduces the main capital markets. It introduces the essential elements of financial markets, financial instruments, and financial intermediaries. Of primary concern are equity and fixed-income markets. Valuation of equities and fixed-income securities are outlined. The main pricing theories and market efficiency evidence are critically outlined. We also introduce the foreign exchange markets and how currency risk can be hedged.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the operations of equity, fixed-income, and foreign exchange markets.
Explain the use of portfolio theory in capital markets.
Describe the Capital Asset Pricing Theory and its applications.
Discuss the Efficient Market Hypotheses and the real-world evidence.
Describe the risk management tools used in the aviation industry.

Indicative Module Content:

1.Introduction to financial markets
2.Risk, return, and portfolio theory
3.Capital Asset Pricing Model
4.Market efficiency
5.Bond valuation
6.Equity valuation
7.Risk Management
8.Foreign exchange markets

Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

0

Small Group

1

Total

1

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual assignment Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

30

Examination: Thorough examination of all topics Week 6 No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

70


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
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