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Introduction to Financial Instruments and Markets
Undergraduate | CUR-BAN24 | 2024
Gain a global perspective of how equity and debt work within the global financial markets. Highlight the need for ethics in the investment industry. Count the economic factors that impact credit risk, interest rates and market efficiency.
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
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Introduction to Financial Instruments and Markets
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- compare the types of equity securities that companies can use to raise equity capital, and understand how share prices are determined
- 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
- evaluate the importance of ethics within the financial markets and investment industry
- interpret international financial economic theories in relation to financial instruments and markets, including the effect on calculation of financial instrument prices
- 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
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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