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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject deals with the instruments and techniques of financial risk management. The starting point is an overview of risk management as a function in which business firms indulge, including a discussion of risk management products and process, the state of the underlying markets, and the relationship between risk management and the value of the firm. This is followed by a description of the procedures used to measure exposure to financial risk. The core of the unit consists of a description of the instruments that are used for financial risk management and the procedures used to execute this function.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

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Prerequisites Admission into LHB or LHE or LHF or LHIB or LPEC or enrolled in an honours course


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManaging Financial Risk: A Guide to Derivative Products, Financial Engineering and Value MaximizationRecommendedSmithson, C.W., Smith, C.W. and Wilford, D.S.IRWIN, 1995

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