Fixed Income Securities

FIN80028 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


50 credit points

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to teach students to analyse fixed income markets, securities and develop portfolio management strategies. Students will learn techniques to value a variety of fixed income securities and analyse risk and performance. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of interest rate, credit risks, valuing bonds with options and structured investment strategies. The ethical issues surrounding investing in distressed securities and managing returns and risk in fixed income portfolios will be discussed. Financial technology will be used to evaluate the performance of fixed income portfolios.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically analyse the characteristics of fixed income securities, markets, and valuation techniques.
2. Apply advanced knowledge and quantitative skills in risk analysis and valuation of fixed income portfolios.
3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the term structure of interest rates and evaluate the trading behaviour of market participants.
4. Critically reflect on technological issues relating to fixed income portfolio formation and investment decision-making process.
5. Work collaboratively in groups