FIN42040 Capital Markets & Instruments

Academic Year 2022/2023

This course introduces the main capital markets and instruments. Individually the workings of these markets are presented. The main empirical modelling and associated evidence is outlined. The main pricing theories are critically outlined. Practical examples of the use of these assets are discussed throughout. Further we will document theoretical and empirical findings from the literature to develop the research skills and knowledge of students. We focus on the empirical techniques used most often in the analysis of financial markets and how they are applied to actual market data.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe the main financial markets and instruments.
• Describe the operations of capital markets.
• Explain the use of portfolio theory in capital markets
• Describe the applications of portfolio theory
• Describe the theory and applications of asset pricing models
• Develop research skills including data analysis and reviewing of literature.


Indicative Module Content:

• Products, markets and players
• Empirical Features of markets
• Portfolio Analysis
• Asset Pricing Models
• Market Efficiency
• Applied Portfolio Analysis
• Fixed Income Securities
• Derivative Securities

Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Small Group

1

Tutorial

10

Total

35

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
Group Project: The Group Project involves a class presentation and written submission. This project will involve an empirical investigation of the course material. Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

50

Continuous Assessment: Students will be asked to complete a number of assignments during the trimester. These assignments will include online material, in-class activities, and individual homework. Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

50


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided both oral and written and both in-class and out of class throughout the trimester.

Name Role
Dr Kevin (Yong Kyu) Gam Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Zhannur Issayev Tutor
Mr Kushagra Jain Tutor
Ioannis Ropotos Tutor
Ms Min Zhang Tutor
yike wang Tutor
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 Fri 08:30 - 10:20
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 Thurs 08:30 - 10:20
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 Fri 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 Thurs 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 3 Week(s) - -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 Fri 13:30 - 15:20
Lecture Offering 3 Week(s) - -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 Thurs 13:30 - 15:20
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 13:30 - 14:20
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 0 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 13:30 - 14:20
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 0 Wed 18:00 - 18:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 14:30 - 15:20
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 0 Wed 17:00 - 17:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 14:30 - 15:20
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 0 Wed 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 0 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 0 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 17:00 - 17:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 17:00 - 17:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 0 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 17:00 - 17:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 17:00 - 17:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 0 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 17:00 - 17:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 17:00 - 17:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 0 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 2, 3 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 0 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Autumn
     

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