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Unformatted text preview: 1 Investments FINS5513 Course Overview A survey course of investments topics A basic theoretical framework Covers a lot of material, and set the stage for your electives 2/23/2010 FINS5513 2 Acts as a gateway Use the class to plan your curriculum with your career interests Topics Markets and Factor Models Risk and Funds Management Informa 2/23/2010 FINS5513 3 Investing CAPM Return Equities Fixed Income Options Futures tion Portfolio Theory Investment Electives FINS5517: Applied port. mgt and modeling FINS5535: Deriv. and risk mgt techniques FINS5536: Fixed income securities and interest rate derivatives 2/23/2010 FINS5513 4 FINS5541: Adv. investments and funds mgt FINS5542: Applied funds management FINS5566: Electronic financial trading Assumed Knowledge COMM5005: Quantitative Methods for Business Chapters 1 4: General knowledge of chapters 1 4. Working knowledge of chapter 3. 2/23/2010 FINS5513 5 Basic math and statistics Basic calculus and optimization Probability and distributions Mean, variance, standard deviation, covariance Linear regression by ordinary least square (OLS) Lectures are primarily aimed at Identifying and explaining key concepts and issues Highlighting the links to practice Completing selected problems from text What Is Expected in class Questions are encouraged and rewarded. Discussion is better than lecture Code of behavior Mutual respect and encouragement; Potential problems: repeated late arrivals, academic honesty 2/23/2010 6 2 You are expected to address the details within the course reading materials on your own to some extent. Workload is about 7-8 hours per week on average (albeit uneven), including 4-5 hours on course readings & practice homework plus assignments What Is Expected outside class readings & practice homework, plus assignments....
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