Course Title: Fixed Income Securities and Credit Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fixed Income Securities and Credit Analysis

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BAFI1065

City Campus

Postgraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

BAFI1068

Singapore Inst of Management

Postgraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 10,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 14

Course Coordinator: Dr Stuart Thomas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5773

Course Coordinator Email: stuart.thomas@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces you to fixed income securities and the markets they operate in. It provides you with the knowledge and skills in the theoretical and practical aspects of fixed income securities, their valuation, risk assessment and performance assessment. In this course you will apply finance theories and tools, analyse and evaluate relationships between risk and return, and create strategies to construct, manage and assess performance of fixed income security portfolios.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Examine and classify various fixed income securities and their respective markets.
CLO2: Apply finance theories and tools to value different types of fixed income securities.
CLO3: Analyse the relationship between interest rate risk and return and understand credit risk analysis for fixed income securities.
CLO4: Evaluate the link between institutional liabilities and portfolio selection and identity practical applications and management strategies including interest rate immunisation.
CLO5: Create strategies to construct, manage and assess performance of fixed income security portfolios.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; simulations, assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2:30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3:50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.