FIN41990 Intro to Capital Markets

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module introduces the main capital markets. It introduces the essential elements of financial markets, financial instruments, and financial intermediaries. Of primary concern are equity and fixed-income markets. Valuation of equities and fixed-income securities are outlined. The main pricing theories and market efficiency evidence are critically outlined. We also introduce the foreign exchange markets and how currency risk can be hedged.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the operations of equity, fixed-income, and foreign exchange markets.
Explain the use of portfolio theory in capital markets.
Describe the Capital Asset Pricing Theory and its applications.
Discuss the Efficient Market Hypotheses and the real-world evidence.
Describe the risk management tools used in the aviation industry.

Indicative Module Content:

1.Introduction to financial markets
2.Risk, return, and portfolio theory
3.Capital Asset Pricing Model
4.Market efficiency
5.Bond valuation
6.Equity valuation
7.Risk Management
8.Foreign exchange markets

Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group




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
Assignment: Individual assignment Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Thorough examination of all topics Week 6 No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
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