Learning Objectives for Course

Learning Objectives for Course
Systematically understand the steps involved in the financial risk management process, identify and prioritize key financial risks,
Distinguish between different types of risks, and undertake a practical analysis of these risks for a particular company,
Comprehensively understand the main financial risk management tools and techniques, develop a hedging strategy for a company,
Critically evaluate the impact of the recent financial crisis on modern risk management practices, and comprehensively understand the changes which are being currently introduced into financial markets to comply with the new, post-crisis regulatory financial reform,
Critically appraise theories that underlie current thinking in Financial Risk Management, and demonstrate effective oral communication of complex arguments, as well as possess developed listening skills.

Guidelines for assignment

This is an individual assignment
Ground your answer in relevant theory
Plagiarism and reproduction of someone else’s work as your own will be penalized
Make use of references, where appropriate – Use Harvard or APA referencing method.
Late submission are not accepted
Structural elements should include an introduction, main body, and a conclusion
Weight – 85%
Word count guidance : 5000 analytical report
Type of assignment: Extended Business report
Start / Finish : End of Course
Learning Outcome Assessed: 1,2,3,4
Submit one single document and not lots of different files.

Assignment Brief

You are required to prepare a Risk Assessment Report for a company of your choosing.

The report should be inclusive of :

Introduction

Distinguish between different types of risk and the steps involved in the financial risk management process.
Comprehensively discuss the main financial risk management tools and techniques
Main Body – Assessment of company

Identify and prioritize the key financial risks of the company.
Develop a strategy for a company such as hedging.
Critically evaluate the impact of the recent financial crisis on modern risk management practices, and comprehensively understand the changes which are being currently introduced into financial markets to comply with the new, post-crisis regulatory financial reform.
Conclude your Report and prepare notes for a discussion with your tutor where you will be given an opportunity to demonstrate effective oral communication of complex arguments, as well as possess developed listening skills.

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