Fixed Income Securities and Credit Analysis - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5 (30%) , Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,080.00
International 4,330.00

This unit was previously known as Money Markets And Fixed Income Securities.

This unit introduces students to fixed income securities and their markets, explains the risks of these securities and presents the tools used in their valuation. The unit focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of fixed income investment. The topics covered include analysis of fixed income securities and markets, term structure of interest rates, valuation principles of various types of fixed income securities, and portfolio management strategies using fixed income securities.

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. CLO1: Understand the different types of fixed income securities and their characteristics and classify major money markets and fixed income security markets
  2. CLO2: Apply finance theories and tools to value different types of fixed income securities
  3. CLO3: Analyse the relationship between risk and return for money markets and understand the role of fixed income securities in portfolio construction and their market operations
  4. CLO4: Evaluate the link between institutional liabilities and the portfolio selection and understand practical applications including management strategies and interest rate immunization
  5. CLO5: Understand strategies used in the construction, management and performance assessment of money markets and fixed income security portfolios.
  • Assignment — Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (50%)
  • Mid-study period test — Linked CLOs: 1, 2 (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Fixed income securities introduction
2Fixed income markets and institutions
3Fixed income valuation and return analysis
4Bond Yields and term structure of Interest Rates
5Interest rate risk
6Credit risk
7Structured products
8Fixed income portfolios

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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