Financial Risk Management

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Risk Management

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Finance, Financial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FM201 or FM202 or AF208

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course extends the material covered in earlier courses such as FM202. It focuses on providing a thorough understanding of derivatives markets and techniques for managing asset risk. The nature and role of derivative securities in this process is explored. Topics covered include the use of derivative securities, forward and futures contracts on stock indices, investments and consumptive assets, options on stocks, stock indices and futures, swaps, hedging positions/strategies, binomial option pricing, numerical techniques in option pricing, exotic options and options on non-traded assets.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.