ECON3005J Financial Economics: Derivates and Risk Management

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will focus on the theory, valuation and mathematics of derivative instruments used in financial risk alleviation and management. Market participants can be broadly divided into hedgers, speculators and arbitrageurs. We will examine the role each of these participants plays. The recent recession is considered by many to have been caused by banks and the lack of banking regulation. As a result, risk management has come to the forefront. This course helps prepare students for career opportunities within the financial sector.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Following completion of the course, students will be familiar with most of the key concepts relating to treasury and risk management. They will be in a position to understand and comment critically on a wide range of risk management issues.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures will include elements of tutorials.
Sample exercises for each topic will allow students to self-assess their knowledge and study in groups.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Quizzes, Midterms Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Sample exercises with solutions will be provided for each topic on a weekly basis.

Name Role
Haochi Chen Tutor
Kun Wu Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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