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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Financial Markets and Risk Management - AM501022
Title: Financial Markets and Risk Management
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:6
E-Credits: summer s.:6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Vlachý Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials

R: Pilbeam, K. Finance and Financial Markets. 3rd ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

R: Steiner, B. Key Financial Market Concepts: The 100 Terms Every Finance Professional Needs to Know. 2nd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 2011.

R: Myint, S., Famery, F. The Handbook of Corporate Financial Risk Management. London: Risk Books, 2012.

A: Davidson, A. How the Global Financial Markets Really Work: The Definitive Guide to Understanding International Investment and Money Flows. London: Kogan Page, 2009.

A: Malz, A.M. Financial Risk Management: Models, History and Institutions. Hoboken: Wiley Finance, 2011.

A: Hull, J. Options, Futures and Other Derivatives. 8th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2012.

Last update: Švecová Lenka (13.05.2022)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

Z – seminární práce prezentovaná při cvičení

ZK – písemná a ústní zkouška

Last update: Vlachý Jan (12.09.2023)

1. Motivation, concept of risk. Categories of business risk. Credit risk, credit risk management.

2. Financial markets, structure and conventions. Foreign exchange market, foreign exchange conventions.

3. Market risk. Market risk management. Concept of hedging. Linear and nonlinear risks.

4. Debt markets. Money market and debt capital market. Debt market conventions and pricing. Debt yield determinants, yield curve, rating.

5. Interest rate risk management. Immunization, dynamic hedging.

6. Interest rate risk management beyond duration. Gap analyzis. Convexity, second-order immunization. Riding the yield curve.

7. Equity and the stock markets. Stock market conventions, organization. Stock indices. Short selling. Equity risk-return models, CAPM, beta regression. Portfolio neutralization.

8. Markets analysis, measuring market risk. Historical volatility. Portfolio risk management. Mean‑variance analysis. Portfolio optimization.

9. Derivative instruments and derivative markets. Commodity markets. Derivative market conventions. Patterns in derivative markets (contango, normal backwardation). Margin accounts.

10. Derivative analysis, hedging strategies. Arbitrage-based pricing, replication. Interpretation of derivative patterns.

11. Options hedging, greeks. Options valuation (analytical solutions, recursive numerical solutions). Implied volatility.

12. Value at Risk. Economic capital and its applications. Regulatory issues.

13. Market (in-)efficiency and its implications. Trading and investment strategies. Systemic risk.

14. Term project presentations. Concluding remarks.

Last update: Vlachý Jan (21.04.2021)
Course completion requirements

Credit – semestral work. Exam: final test and oral exam.

Last update: Vlachý Jan (12.09.2023)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.1 2
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.5 42
Práce na individuálním projektu 1.4 40
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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