Money Markets And Fixed Income Securities - 2016

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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
  • Assessment: Assignment (40%) , Invigilated Exam (60%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,840.00
International 4,090.00

This unit provides you with information about money markets and bond markets, and the construction and management of bond portfolios. On completion you will understand the nature and characteristics of common money market and fixed income securities, the markets on which they are traded and the way in which they are used. Within this framework, the unit is both descriptive and practically-based and provides you with the necessary background to study more advanced units of an analytical nature.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe the major money markets and fixed income security markets and the securities traded on these markets
  2. measure the price, volatility and return for money market and a fixed income securities
  3. discuss the relationship between risk and return for these securities
  4. understand the link between institutional liabilities and the portfolio selection
  5. discuss the strategies used in the construction, management and performance assessment of money market and fixed income security portfolios.
  • Assignment (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (60%)
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.

1Introduction and Pricing
2Measuring Yield
3Bond Price Volatility
4Factors Affecting Bond Yields and the Term Structure of Interest Rates
5Government Securities and Global Bonds
6Corporate Debt Instruments
7Mortgage backed Securities
8Active Bond Portfolio Management Strategies and Indexing
9Liability Funding Strategies
10Bond Performance Measurement

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

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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