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AFF5040 - Advanced investments

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)


Financial deregulation and instability in global economies; volatility of asset prices and consequent risks to investors; financial exposures; measuring risk (including interest rate risk) and awareness of the tools available for removing or modifying such risks including futures, forwards, options and swaps.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop a recognition and understanding of investment banking environment and the role of managers in devising various products and solutions for the clients
  • develop analytical skills related to valuation of various investment options
  • develop skills to critically evaluate various investment alternatives available in the real world
  • develop skills relating to dealing with the clients
  • develop a critical perspective of such issues and the confidence and ability to work both independently and with colleagues.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Completion of an acceptable undergraduate degree.



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