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Debt markets and fixed income securities (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Roger Gay

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: An introduction to mathematics of finance and its applications to valuation of transactions in debt markets, in particular the Australian short-term money market and capital market. Traditional methods of interest rate risk management such as immunisation and absolute matching, as well as modern hedging methods which include emulation of portfolio price sensitivity are treated. The notion of modelling short-term yield by ordinary Brownian motion is investigated, and applications to derivative pricing in complete and incomplete markets is discussed.

Assessment: Optional assignment (20%) and examination (80%) + Or examination: 100%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week (or three 1-hour classes per week if student numbers permit)

Prerequisites: ETC1000 plus either (i) AFC1100 or (ii) AFC2100 or (iii) AFC2140

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