Risk management

Key information

Start date
End date
Term 1
Module code
FHEQ Level
School of Finance and Management

Module overview

This module provides students with fundamental knowledge about how to use financial tools to manage risk. The risk tools of management covered by the module include portfolio analysis; bonds and the yield curve; financial derivatives (including forwards and futures); options (and how to use them to hedge) and Value at Risk (VaR).

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

This course enables students to:

  • Understand fundamental theories and concepts regarding financial tools that can be used in risk management
  • Understand and analyse the movement of real life financial markets reported in financial magazines and newspapers
  • Understand how to use some standard risk management tools to solve risk management problems for financial firms
  • Understand how some standard risk management tools can be applied to nonfinancial firms


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