Theory of financial asset valuation and selection. The valuation of financial securities. Portfolio management.
This paper introduces students to the principles of valuation of financial securities and their uses in a portfolio of assets. We look at equity (stock/shares), debt (fixed income/interest) and derivatives. We analyse asset pricing models and financial markets. Occasionally, ethical issues will be raised. This paper aims to set the foundations of future finance studies and is a prerequisite for further finance studies.
About this paper
|Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Semester 2 (On campus)
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- (BSNS 102 or BSNS 112) and (BSNS 108 or BSNS 114) and FINC 102
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
Semester one: Olena Onishchenko
Semester two: Anindya Sen
- Paper Structure
- The paper is purposefully designed to expose the student to a large range of challenging core financial concepts. The class has a significant increase in difficulty compared to 100-level papers, and thus only students with a genuine interest in finance should enrol. Nearly 50% of the learning will be independent, and the majority of assessments will be mostly problem based in nature - underlying theory and mathematics is your responsibility to learn.
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.
Bodie, Z., Kane, A. and Marcus, A. (2019). Essentials of Investments, 11th edition. N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Irwin.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Basic understanding of securitisation, products and trading platforms
- Distinguish between a price-weighted and value-weighted index
- Calculate the level and returns of value and price-weighted indices
- Discuss the three forms of market efficiency and their implications
- Explain why it is important to have efficient markets
- Derive the efficient frontier for the two-asset case
- Explain how having a riskless asset affects portfolio choice
- Derive the minimum variance set when all assets are risky
- Understand the efficient frontier with multiple risky and one riskless asset
- Derive and understand the implications of CAPM and the Capital Market Line
- Compute the expected return on a security using CAPM
- Determine if a security is over- or under-priced using CAPM
- Understand the relevance of macroeconomic indicators and how these factors affect equity valuation
- Understand and use the dividend discount model for pricing equities
- Understand ways of estimating growth rate and terminal value
- Dividend valuation model with investment opportunities
- Price to earnings ratio in equity valuation
- Compute the price of a bond and yield
- Compute forward rates given the current spot rates
- Calculate duration of a bond
- Explain how duration measures interest rate risk
- Differentiate convexity from duration
- Introduction to derivatives and payoff diagrams