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EF4471 - International Finance

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Pre-requisite(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

This course explores the characteristics of international financial markets and their role in affecting international investment decisions. In particular, the first part of the course focuses on the analysis of the main features of foreign exchange (FX) markets and introduces the main frameworks used to model and forecast exchange rates. Then, the second part of the course explores the design and management of international portfolios of equities. This analysis is extended to cover both strategic and tactical allocation concepts and a brief introduction to FX risk management.

The course also encourages discovery learning. In fact, students strengthen their discovery skills when analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of economic models for understanding the various issues, for example, on exchange rate markets and international portfolio management.


Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
 
Detailed Course Information

EF4471.pdf

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