EF5050 - Derivatives and Risk Management

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
EF5156 (From the old curriculum)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2022/23

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

This course aims to introduce the students to the use, pricing and hedging of basic financial derivatives such as futures, forwards, options and swaps and the principles of financial risk management. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply a variety of derivatives models; use options, futures contracts, and swaps to do arbitrage and to form hedging portfolios; and use derivative securities to manage the risk of financial assets.

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

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


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