Risk Management and Financial Institutions
Essex Business School
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
06 July 2023
Requisites for this module
BSC N420 Accounting and Finance,
BSC N422 Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN43 Accounting and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NNK3 Accounting and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
MACCN440 Accounting and Finance,
MACCN441 Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year),
MACCN442 Accounting and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N390 Banking and Finance,
BSC N391 Banking and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N392 Banking and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NH90 Banking and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N344 Finance and Management,
BSC N345 Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N346 Finance and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N347 Finance and Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N355 International Business and Finance,
BSC N356 International Business and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC N357 International Business and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N358 International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N358CO International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year)
This module is about defining, measuring and managing the various risks that are inherent in the business of finance, with special emphasis on the business of commercial banking.
The aims of this module are:
- To help students understand and measure various types of risks in the financial market and how they affect the value of portfolios.
- To introduce the features and applications of important financial derivatives that can be used in risk management.
- To discuss and analyze cases of how risk management is conducted in the real world.
By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:
- Identify exposure to different types of risk.
- Understand and be able to apply Value-at-Risk (VaR).
- Use derivatives to hedge equity, bond, interest-rate and currency risk.
- Quantify the impact of market movements on portfolio value.
Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
- Price a bank loan given a customer's credit information and market parameters.
- Comment on the role and impact of the Basel accords in the development of banking regulation around the globe.
- Interpret what a credit rating means.
- Improve research skills through the use of the Google Scholar search platform.
- Develop critical thinking through the use of recent article journals.
- Evaluate learning outcomes on case studies, i.e. Long Term Capital Management, Pine Street Capital, among others.
This module will be delivered via:
- One 2-hour lecture per week.
Students are encouraged to come prepared to these lectures, ask questions and participate otherwise. At the end of each lecture, students will also receive a weekly assignment, consisting of practical problems and concept questions.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||In Class Test
||Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period)
||Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period)
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Emmanouil Pyrgiotakis, email: email@example.com.
Dr Emmanouil Pyrgiotakis and Liangrong Chunyu
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 32 hours, 10 (31.3%) hours available to students:
20 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
2 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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