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BANK3011: Bank Financial Management

The objective of the unit is to expose students to the management of financial risks in banks. The unit examines how financial markets impact on the management of commercial banks and the risks they are exposed to, together with the techniques and approaches used in the measurement and management of these risks. Topics covered include the theory and practice of banking from a financial management perspective, interest rate and foreign exchange market risks, credit risk, liquidity risk, financial management, interest rate and credit derivatives, investment and loan management strategies and portfolio modelling, liability and deposit management, performance analysis, and industry developments.

Code BANK3011
Academic unit Finance
Credit points 6
BANK2011 or ECOS2004 or FINC2011

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify, discuss and measure the key inherent risks faced by banks
  • LO2. identify the strengths and weaknesses that exist in the approaches currently available to measure the financial risks faced by financial institutions
  • LO3. develop, apply and recommend strategies using tools and techniques to effectively manage inherent bank risks
  • LO4. assess and discuss the appropriateness of the various approaches in formulating risk management strategies for modern financial institutions.