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Area/Catalogue
BANK 3004

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
011944

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

This course considers the principles of modern portfolio theory and its applications to the technical and practical aspects of portfolio design. The implications of the theory include an examination of the models for the relationship of risk and return as well as portfolio performance evaluation. The course also covers equity security analysis and fundamental valuation, the measurement and management of interest rate risk for bond portfolios, and the pricing and use of derivative securities.

Course content

Introduction to investment management and analysis: quantitative techniques in investment management; mean-variance and portfolio optimisation.
Portfolio theory: modern portfolio theory (MPT); capital asset pricing model (CAPM); index models; arbitrage pricing theory (APT); empirical evidence and market efficiency.
Asset markets: bonds; equities; derivatives – security analysis, interest rate risk, valuation.
Investment strategies: portfolio construction and management strategies; the asset allocation process.
Portfolio management: active versus passive investment strategies; market timing; security and asset class selection; evaluating portfolio performance.

Textbook(s)

Bodie, Z, Kane, A & Marcus, AJ 2017, SW Essentials of Investments, 10th edn, McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN 9781760420802

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
DBIB - Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)
BANK 2007 Business Finance
ECON 2010 Economic Analysis of Business Decisions
Group 2
DBRF - Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
BANK 1005 Financial Markets and Institutions
BANK 2008 Introduction to Financial Planning
Group 3
All other programs
BANK 2007 Business Finance
BANK 1005 Financial Markets and Institutions

The pre-requisite BANK 1005 Financial Markets and Institutions was previously called Derivatives and Securities Markets.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 8 weeks
Computer Practical (Trading Lab) 1.5 hours x 2 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 35 hours x NA
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 20 hours x N/A
Tutorial 15 hours x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Workshop 35 hours x NA

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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