MARKET RISK MANAGEMENT

FIN5MRM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Market risk is the risk of loss, or gain, arising from unexpected changes in the market price of assets, such as equity, debt and derivative securities and commodities, or the change in market rates, such as interest rates or exchange rates. In this subject students will examine how to measure the exposure of a firm or portfolio to market risk. Students will then examine strategies to manage the exposure of a firm or portfolio to market risk. This subject is one of three subjects which consider how to measure and manage a firm or portfolio's exposure to market, credit and operational risk, respectively. Taken together these three subjects form the specialisation which defines the Master of Finanial Analysis (Financial Risk Management) and aligns it to the curriculum of the leading globally recognised professional accreditation in financial risk management, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) accreditation.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJing Zhao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites FIN5DER

Incompatible subjects FIN5FRM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJing Zhao

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
four 10-question tutorial quizzes10
one 3-hour final examinationHurdle requirement: Students must achieve at least 50% in the final examination as well as a total of 50% in the sum of the marks for all assessment tasks to pass the unit.60
one 4,000-word assignment30