Subject details

  • Topics
    • Market Organisation & Structure
    • Equity Securities
    • Equity Valuation
    • Market Efficiency & Technical Analysis
    • Ethics in the Investment Industry
    • Fixed Income Essentials
    • Debt Security Valuation
    • Term Structure & Interest Rate Dynamics
    • Interest Rate Risk
    • Credit Risk
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

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

  1. compare the types of equity securities that companies can use to raise equity capital, and understand how share prices are determined
  2. contrast the characteristics of different types of debt securities and analyse different theories of interest rate determination and the relationship with the pricing of interest rate securities
  3. evaluate the importance of ethics within the financial markets and investment industry
  4. interpret internation financial economic theories in relation to financial instruments and markets, including the effect on calculation of financial instrument prices.
  • Assignment 1 - Group Project (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (45%)
  • Assignment 3 - Mid-study period test (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

An overview of global financial markets and the major instruments traded within those markets. The focus is on equity and debt markets. The importance of ethics within financial markets will also be discussed.

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