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AFF9770 - Risk financing and treasury management

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Weekend On-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Weekend On-campus)


Topics include the evaluation of risk; financing tools; retention and transfer; insurance; non insurance; pre and post loss funding; retention and self insurance decisions; insurance and reinsurance principles and practices for the corporate buyer; deductible selection models; management and administration of losses and insurance claims; institutional factors, accounting factors, including taxation and government incentives; captive insurance companies; international considerations; financial transfer by contract.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop critical skills in understanding, analysing and applying concepts and models relating to risk management by the treasury of an organisation
  • develop an understanding of optimum capital structure, maximisation of firm value and investment risk management faced by the treasury.
  • explain the link between theory of derivative products, insurance products and credit derivatives such as securitization and the real world situation
  • develop writing and presentation skills by requiring the submission of group assignments relating to existing practices followed by the banks
  • develop the ability to work independently by requiring presentation of tutorials answers relating to risk management by the financial institutions.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week

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