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School of Economics and Finance

ECOM119 - Primary Markets and Securities

Credits: 15

Module Convenor: Prof Jason Sturgess

This course introduces key concepts in investment theory and practice from the perspective of an investment banker, rather than a portfolio manager or individual investor. The goal of this class is to provide students with a structure for thinking about investment theory and show you how to address investment problems in a systematic manner. Special consideration is given to debt and equity capital markets, how firms use these securities, how they are priced and structured, and how they are issued. As well as introducing the operation of primary markets, this module also gives students an introduction to the key properties of the securities that are traded in financial markets.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework