CORPFIN 7042 - Corporate Financial Risk Management (M)

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2016

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The course examines the process and instruments used in treasury management and their application in managing risk. Issues will be examined from both a financial institution and non-financial institution perspective. Topics include how financial risk management contributes to firm value; how to measure and manage market risks, credit risks and operational risks and how to deal with implementation issues of enterprise-wide risk management. The course will cover various methodologies of risk measurement and management including value-at-risk, expected shortfall, model-building approach, default probabilities, economic capital, RAROC and Enterprise Risk Management.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CORPFIN 7042
    Course Corporate Financial Risk Management (M)
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites CORPFIN 7039 & CORPFIN 7040
    Corequisites CORPFIN 7020
    Course Description The course examines the process and instruments used in treasury management and their application in managing risk. Issues will be examined from both a financial institution and non-financial institution perspective. Topics include how financial risk management contributes to firm value; how to measure and manage market risks, credit risks and operational risks and how to deal with implementation issues of enterprise-wide risk management. The course will cover various methodologies of risk measurement and management including value-at-risk, expected shortfall, model-building approach, default probabilities, economic capital, RAROC and Enterprise Risk Management.
    Course Staff
    Location: Room 13.51, 10 Pulteney Street
    Telephone: 8313 0083
    Email: dale.blackmore@adelaide.edu.au
    Consultation: Tuesday 1:00pm-2:30pm
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course, students should be able to:
    1. interpret and discuss the role and relevance of financial risk management 
    2. apply various types of derivative securities to moderate financial risk exposures
    3. formulate hedging techniques utilising derivative securities in order to achieve appropriate risk management outcomes 
    4. construct risk management tools, including VaR, to monitor financial risk exposures
    5. comprehend the concept of integrated risk management and how to implement it across firms and financial institutions
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Treasury and Financial Risk Management 2nd edition, edited by Dale Blackmore.  ISBN 9781308079288

    Alternatively there is an ebook available

    Treasury and Financial Risk Management 2nd edition, edited by Dale Blackmore.  ISBN 9781308079295

    Either text is suitable, you do not need to purchase both.
    Recommended Resources
    • Crouhy M, Galai D, Mark R, 2001, Risk Management, McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., New York
    • Culp CL, 2006, Structured Finance and Insurance: The ART of Managing Capital and Risk, John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken
    • El-Masry AA, 2006, Derivatives use and risk management practices by UK nonfinancial companies, Managerial Finance, Volume 32, Number 2, pp. 137-159
    • Harris T, Galbraith S, Shear N, CARE/CEASA Roundtable on Managing Uncertainty and Risk, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Volume 23, Number 2, Spring 2013, pp. 18-33
    • Hull, JC, White A, Valuing Credit Default Swaps I: No Counterparty Default Risk, NYU Working Paper, No. FIN-00-021, April 2000
    • Pergler M, What’s different in the corporate world and why, McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, Number 40, May 2012
    • Sundaram RK, Das SR, 2011, Derivatives: Principles and Practice, McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., New York
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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