FINA 4310 Syllabus - FINA 4310: Survey of Investments...

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Unformatted text preview: FINA 4310: Survey of Investments Course Syllabus Spring 2010 Instructor Dr. Alexander Barinov, PhD, University of Rochester Assistant Professor, Department of Banking and Finance Terry College of Business, University of Georgia E-mail: abarinov@terry.uga.edu Tel: 706-542-3650 Office: 438 Brooks Hall Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 to 6:00 and by appointment Contact Notes: The best way to contact me is via e-mail. Meeting Times and Locations 50-288 - Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:00 to 12:15, Caldwell 302 30-290 - Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:00 to 3:15, MLC 348 90-293 - Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:45, MLC 348 Course Description The securities markets, investor objectives, introduction to portfolio theory and the analytical tools of portfolio management, and an examination of investment alternatives. Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites The course assumes that it is the students first in-depth course in asset pricing. The students are required to have completed the basic course in finance (FINA 3000 - pre- requisite) and have completed or be currently taking the basic course in probability and statistics (MSIT 3000 or STAT 3000 - co-requisite). The course assumes that the students are familiar with the concepts of time value of money and discounting, can work with probability distributions and their moments, including covariances, and can understand the output of regression analysis and basic hypothesis testing. 1 Course Objectives After completing the course, the student is expected to:- Understand the concept of market efficiency and its practical applications- Understand the contemporary notion of risk that underlies the CAPM and its exten- sions- Know the definitions and understand the potential causes of the most well-known asset pricing anomalies- Be able to apply the asset pricing models to evaluation and improvement of portfolio management- Be familiar with the main issues of bonds pricing and interest rates behavior- Be familiar with the definitions, trading, and pricing of several derivatives, most importantly options and futures Tentative Course Outline BKM means the course primary textbook Investments (NOT Essentials of Invest- ments!) by Bodie, Kane, Marcus. ChX means that you have to read the whole Chapter X, x.x marks the subsection. The pace of the course is somewhat flexible and could speedX, x....
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