Securities and Investment

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Securities and Investment

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FINU9F4 Finance II

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The aim is to provide an overview of the main types of securities traded on the World?s capital markets,
    providing detailed analysis of equity products, derivatives and bonds. Popular trading strategies are examined
    including an introduction to short selling and pair trades that may be used by hedge funds, or other institutional
    and private investors. The importance of benchmark indices and robust performance measurement techniques
    for evaluating the performance of investment managers are also demonstrated. Ample attention is paid to the
    valuation of forward, futures and options contracts. This includes the application of the well-known Black-Scholes
    option pricing model. Students are given the chance to grapple with the key issues facing the investment industry
    in a written group assignment and presentation. The course will provide an understanding of the main types of
    securities and their derivatives, and of the markets in which they are traded. The fundamental characteristics of
    securities and their derivatives will be examined in terms of their risk and marketability. Course participants will
    be expected both to demonstrate an ability for practical application of the valuation and measurement
    techniques covered in the course, and also familiarity with relevant academic finance literature, particularly
    empirical studies.

Course Disclaimer

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