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FINA8012 - Capital Markets

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Title:Capital Markets
Long Title:Capital Markets
Module Code:FINA8012
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Banking, Finance and Investment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: KIERAN O REILLY
Module Description: This module covers the important concepts in capital markets i.e. different assets, asset markets and the operations involved in the trading of those assets.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe in detail the different investment assets
LO2 Explain the operations of the markets for bonds and shares
LO3 Describe the different roles played by the various agents in the investment management process.
LO4 Evaluate the economic and political context in which capital markets operate.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Capital Markets
Capital Markets Sectors, Credit/debt, Equity. The role of capital markets in functioning of the economic system, primary and secondary markets, exchanges/over-the-counter. Intermediaries and institutions.
Investable Assets
Debt market and instrument fundamentals - Fixed income security prices and yields, risk and return, yield curves. Types of fixed income instruments; Treasuries, Corporates, Mortgage/asset backed securities. Equity market fundamentals, Analysis and valuation of equity securities.
Economic Context
Economic cycles, investment cycles, interest rates, inflation, commodities markets, impact of technology on global markets, impact of major economic events. Role of central banks, government policy (fiscal, monetary).
Capital Markets Participants
Investors (retail, institutional), banks, market exchanges, fund managers, fund administrators, custodians, ratings agencies, exchange traded funds, hedge funds, hft firms, technology providers.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Research project and report with quantitative analysis. 1,2 40.0 Week 5
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Exam 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Directed Learning Study & Applications 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Directed Learning Study & Applications 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Mishkin, Eakins 2016, Financial Markets & Institutions (Global Edition), 8th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 1292060484]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Steiner 2012, Mastering Financial Calculations, 3rd Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780273750581]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BCAMA_8 Certificate in Capital Markets 1 Mandatory

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