UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

ACTS6302 - Investment and Financial Markets

ACTS 6302 Investment and Financial Markets (3 semester credit hours) This 3 semester credit hour course develops the students' knowledge of the theoretical basis of Corporate Finance, certain actuarial models and the application of those models to insurance and other financial risks. The topics discussed include mean-variance portfolio theory, asset pricing models, market efficiency and behavioral finance, investment risk and project analysis, capital structure, forwards and futures, and introduction to options. This class covers parts of CAS exam 3F and provides coverage of SOA VEE credits on Corporate finance. Prerequisites: STAT 5351 with a grade of C- or higher and (ACTS 6308 with a grade of C- or higher or passing SOA exam FM to waive ACTS 6308). (3-0) Y