ALTERNATIVE SECURITIES

FIN5ALS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop a working knowledge of the characteristics of alternative securities including hedge funds, venture capital and private equity. The main investment strategies of hedge fund will also be introduced. Students will also develop practical skills and apply their analytical skills to the valuation of private firms, firms with financial distress and LBO. The measurements of risks and returns will also be introduced.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngela Lou

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites FIN5DER

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHandbook of alternative assets. (2nd ed.)PrescribedAnson, M. J. P.JOHN WILEY & SONS: NEW JERSEY, 2006
ReadingsInvestment strategies of hedge fundsPrescribedFilippo, StefaniniJOHN WILEY & SONS, 2006

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Lou

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,000-word project10
one 2,000-word project and presentation20
one 3-hour final examinationHurdle requirement: Students must achieve at least 50% in the final examination as well as a minimum of 50% in the sum of the marks for all assessment tasks to pass the subject.70

Melbourne, 2014, Summer semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Lou

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 02 - 04
Twelve 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 04 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend each day classes Mon-Thurs week 0204"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,000-word project10
one 2,000-word project and presentation20
one 3-hour final examinationHurdle requirement: Students must achieve at least 50% in the final examination as well as a minimum of 50% in the sum of the marks for all assessment tasks to pass the subject.70