Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is focussed on the operation of financial markets and the pricing of the instruments. A particular focus is given to the money market and the bond, futures, and options markets. The instruments examined range from simple deposits, CDs, bills, FRAs, futures, options and bonds. The market background and use for each instrument is given as a structure within which to see the financial calculations used to price each instrument. Interest rate swaps and options are also introduced with examples of their application, trading strategies and pricing concepts considered.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLecture, tutorial, pre-tutorial quizzes, test your knowledge MCQs, term assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsFIN22FMI

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Financial markets, institutions and money

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKidwell, D., Brimble, M., Basu, A.Lenten, L., Thomson, D.


Edition/Volume3RD EDN



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand and present an overview of the Australian financial system as it relates to real-world events
02. Distinguish and describe verbally the various types of institutions in the system, emphasising both banks and non-bank intermediary types
03. Relate and discuss with others the determination of interest rates as prices of various financial instruments, via calculation and description
04. Appreciate and restate the types of instruments available in the so-called traditional markets, including various equity and debt markets
05. Demonstrate developed knowledge of the emerging markets and financial engineering involved with derivative instruments and foreign exchange
06. To be able to analyse the role of sustainability in the finance sector as evidenced by tutorial discourse.

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