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Module Code: ACF212
Module Title: Financial Instruments
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: ACF104ACF107
   
Aims
This module introduces students to the theory and practical skills related to the use of financial instruments in the context of various markets. Attention will hence focus on critically assessing different valuation techniques for bond, equity, foreign exchange, and derivative instruments. In addition, special emphasis will be put on understanding the role of specific financial instruments leading to historical instances of financial crisis.
Learning outcomes 
A Understand the implications of using financial instruments in specific contexts.

B Be proficient in the application of a wide variety of investment vehicles

C Be able to select the most appropriate investment vehicle in a given circumstances

D Understand the limitations of financial instruments

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures will provide students with a conceptual overview of financial instruments. Theory will be supplemented by additional teaching materials to connect conceptual thinking to practical cases. Tutorials: Students will be given the chance to acquire practical knowledge in tutorials by solving real market valuation exercises.
Syllabus 
1. Introduction to financial instruments

2. Money market instruments

3. Foreign exchange market

4. Bond market

5. Equity markets

6. Futures and forwards

7. Interest rates swaps

8. Equity index futures swaps

9. Options and other derivatives

10. Financial instruments and financial crisis
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    7      117  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Midterm Exam 25.00
2 Final Exam 75.00

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