In this face-to-face and flexible delivery unit, we develop an understanding of one of the fastest growing types of financial markets - those of derivative securities. They are called derivative securities because they ‘derive’ their value from the value of something else—an underlying right or interest. Underlying rights or interests (or assets in general) include (a) bonds or loans, which involve interest rate, credit, and currency risks, and (b) commodities and equities, which involve price risks. Underlying rights can also be groups of assets, such as equity or commodity indexes, or relationships between prices, such as the spread between two benchmarks. Derivatives securities play an important role in risk management.
|Unit name||Derivative Securities|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Economics and Finance|
|Coordinator||Doctor Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Knowledge of options, forwards, futures and swaps and their markets.
- Comprehend the mechanics of how options, forwards, futures and swaps work and apply to the real world situations
- Pricing options, forwards, futures and swaps
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Test or quiz (10%)|Report (20%)|Examination - invigilated (internally) (60%)|
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You will need the following text
Strong, R.A. & Jeyasreedharan, N. (2017). Understanding Derivatives: Options, Futures, Swaps, MBSs, CDOs and Others (First Edition), Tilde Publishing and Distribution, Prahan.
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