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Financial Institutions Management (FNCE40008)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeFNCE40008
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Objectives of financial institutions; principles of financial intermediation; liquidity management; interest rate risk management; market risk; VaR; credit risk modelling; the role of capital; efficiency in the financial services sector; financial institutions regulation.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of financial intermediation;
  • Identify and analyse interest rate risk on the banking book and the trading book for a financial institution;
  • Explain the key elements of liquidity risk for a financial institution, and how this risk is managed;
  • Apply the value-at-risk tool to quantify and manage market risk;
  • Explain current models for measuring credit risk, and analyse the role of capital in a financial institution;
  • Identify, explain and analyse the roles of funds transfer pricing, capital allocation and performance measurement in a large financial institution;
  • Describe and analyse the role that regulation plays in the financial services sector;
  • Explain models for measuring efficiency in the financial services sector, and analyse consolidation in this sector.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation and analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources

Last updated: 11 January 2018