School of Economics and Finance

ECN226 - Capital Markets 1

Credits: 15
Semester: B

Overlap: BUS306
Prerequisite: ECN111, ECN114

This module is an introductory module in financial economics and it aims to develop an understanding of the foundations of modern portfolio theory. Topics to be covered include: risk and return, risk preferences and asset allocation, portfolio optimization and its equilibrium implications, index models, CAPM, multifactor models, the efficient market hypothesis, behavioural finance, empirical evidence on security pricing, bond prices and yields, term structure of interest rates, and bond portfolios.

Level: 5