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Portfolio Management - FINS2624
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Course Outline: FINS2624 Course Outline
 
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Prerequisite: FINS1613
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 3 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
  

Description

All students taking this course during Summer Term will be required to pay full tuition fees. This includes Commonwealth supported students who are studying at UNSW. Please see Australian School of Business courses - Summer Term fees for more information.

Modern investment theories are introduced with an equal emphasis on theory and practice. The Markowitz model, capital asset pricing model, and single index model are studied and applied to design portfolios, price and manage risks, evaluate performance, identify mispriced assets, and estimate asset betas. The pricing of stocks, bonds, options, and futures; the impact of tax on the choice of bonds; the theories of the term structure; the duration concept; and the strategic use of options and futures for hedging and investment are also studied. Spreadsheet applications to securities pricing and investment theories are introduced to put theories into practice.

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