Module Catalogues

Equity: Cash and Derivative Instruments

Module Title Equity: Cash and Derivative Instruments
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2023/24
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

Equity markets, cash and derivatives are core to financial markets and investment management. It is also a core area that this programme must cover to meet our CFA Recognition status. Students are taught how to describe equity securities (cash and derivative) and their markets, valuation measures and drivers. Students will also become familiar with market micro-structure around the world and the various related areas to equities, like Indexes and ETFs. Students are also be trained in the usage of industry analytic systems that are essential for this highly quantitative area of financial markets.

Learning outcomes

A Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current issues in the area of professional practice related to equity securities, cash and derivative instruments.
B Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of established, applied techniques of research and analysis as used to interpret knowledge and practice in the area of equity securities, cash and derivative instruments.
C Develop a conceptual understanding that enables them to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, propose new practices.

Method of teaching and learning

This module will be taught using a combination of lectures, tutorials and investment seminars in the Thomson Reuters financial lab. Learning will be reinforced by appropriate readings from both the textbook and topical articles in the financial press.