CORPFIN 7042NA - Corporate Financial Risk Management (M)
Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 3 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code CORPFIN 7042NA Course Corporate Financial Risk Management (M) Coordinating Unit Business School Term Trimester 3 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Ngee Ann Academy Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites CORPFIN 7039NA, CORPFIN 7040NA Corequisites CORPFIN 7020NA 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 Coordinator: Dr Thu Phuong PhamLocation: Room 12.36, 10 Pulteney Street
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- interpret and discuss the role and relevance of financial risk management
- apply various types of derivative securities to moderate financial risk exposures
- formulate hedging techniques utilising derivative securities in order to achieve appropriate risk management outcomes
- construct risk management tools, including VaR, to monitor financial risk exposures
- comprehend the concept of integrated risk management and how to implement it across firms and financial institutions
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Required ResourcesThe core material that will be covered within the course is available on MyUni. However, it is also a requirement that you obtain a copy of the following text and that you supplement your studies of the core material with the text:
Hull, John C. Risk Management and Financial Institutions, 4th Edition. John Wiley & Sons P&T, March 2015. ISBN: 978-1-118-95594-9
Recommended Resources1) Crouhy, Michel; Dan Galai and Robert Mark. The Essentials of Risk Management, 2nd Edition. McGrawHill 2014.
2) Crouhy, Michel; Dan Galai and Robert Mark. Risk Management, 1st Edition. McGrawHill 2000.
3) Brealey, Richard; Stewart Myers, Franklin Allen. Principles of Corporate Finance. 11th Edition, McGrawHill 2013
4) John C. Hull. Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, 9th Edition, Pearson 2015.
5) Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Various issues.
6) High quality finance journals covering risk management.
Online LearningTo provide assistance, all material (except texts) associated with the course is accessible via the course's MyUni website.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course is run in seminar mode combining the elements of lecture and tutorial in the one class.
To facilitate a full understanding of any topic, students are encouraged to both ask questions and participate in inclass activities. If there is material that any student does not understand, asking of questions at any time during the seminar is encouraged. Concepts from previous courses will serve as foundation for many of the topics under consideration.
There is an expectation that students will engage in additional readings, as well as the required text to gain a full appreciation of all aspects of the course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The University anticipates full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that you are likely to need to commit approximately 9 hours for a three-unit course or 13 hours for a four-unit course, of private study outside of your regular attendance in classes.
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1- Introduction; risk vs. return
Topic 2- Volatility
Topic 3- Value-at-Risk (VAR) and expected shortfall
Topic 4- Market risk: Historical Simulation, Extreme Value Theory
Topic 5- Basel I, Basel II, Basel III and Post-Crisis changes
Topic 6- Credit Risk: Estimating Default Probabilities
Topic 7- Liquidity Risk
Topic 8- Operational Risk
Topic 9- Practice of integrated risk management I: Economic Capital
Topic 10- Practice of integrated risk management II: Enterprise Risk Management
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome Assignment 30% Final Exam
3 hours closed book
70% Total 100%
Assessment Related Requirements
Statutory obligations in Singapore are such that attendance in person is a compulsory condition of passing a course. Our specific requirements are that students must attend at least 80% of class sessions to be graded for that course. For these purposes each intensive weekend is defined as comprising 5 sessions with 1 on Friday evening and 2 on each of Saturday and Sunday. Each course in total comprises 10 sessions; Students must attend a minimum of 8 sessions to be eligible to be given a grade for the course. Students failing to meet these requirements will be automatically graded 0% Fail (F) on their transcripts.
In addition to the statutory obligations mentioned above, to gain a pass for this course, a mark of at least 45% must be obtained in the final examination as well as a total of at least 50% overall. Students who fail to achieve the minimum examination mark will be awarded no more than 49%.
Legible hand-writing and the quality of English expression are considered to be integral parts of the assessment process. Marks may be deducted in all assessments because of poor hand-writing or English expression.
Students in this course are not permitted to take a DICTIONARY (English or English-Foreign) into the examination.
The use of a non-programmable calculator is permitted in this course.
Assessment DetailAssignment containing research, problem solving and critiques of scenarios based on real world financial market data. Students are encouraged to work and submit assignment in a small group of maximum 2 members.
Notes on Assessment
All set work including assignments and class test must be provided by the due date and must be genuine attempts, to complete the course.
Legible hand-writing and the quality of English expression are considered to be integral parts of the assessment process. You may lose marks because of poor hand-writing, poor presentation and/or poor grammar.
Any assignment submitted after the advised due date will incur a penalty of 10% of the total available mark per work day.
Presentation of Assignments
Retain a copy of all assignments submitted.
All group assignments must be attached to a ‘Group Assignment Cover Sheet’, which must be signed and dated by all group members before submission. All team members are expected to contribute approximately equally to a group assignment.
Assignments, which do not have a signed acknowledgement of the University’s policy on plagiarism, may be refused.
Assignment Guidelines including Referencing Details
A copy of the Communication Skills Guide will have been given to you at the beginning of your program. This guide will assist you structure your assignments. The publication also provides guidelines on a range of other important communication skills including writing essays and management reports, making oral presentations etc. In preparing any written piece of assessment for your postgraduate studies it is important to draw on the relevant ‘literature’ to support critical analysis. Also essential is to reference the literature used. Correct referencing is important because it identifies the source of the ideas and arguments that you present, and sometimes the source of the actual words you use, and helps to avoid the problem of plagiarism. (Further information on plagiarism is provided later in this course outline.)
The Harvard system is the preferred style of referencing for this course. Guidelines for the use of this style of referencing can be found in the Communication Skills Guide. Further assistance with referencing is available from the Faculty’s Learning Support Advisors. The contact details are provided in the Communication Skills Guide.
Late Assignment Submission
Students are expected to submit their work by the due date to maintain a fair and equitable system. Extensions will generally only be given for medical or other serious reasons. Other assignments or too much work are considered not to be valid reasons. All requests for extensions must be emailed to the lecturer in charge of the course before the due date.
Each request will be assessed on its merits.
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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