2021 Investments in securities II

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Doi Kazuto  Nakamaru Mayuko 
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Course description and aims

This course covers “security investments”, a main subject of finance courses in business school in the US and Europe as well as “corporate finance”. “Investments in securities II” mainly discusses more practical aspects of different asset classes and portfolio management.
This course aims that students will be able to understand the nature behind price movements and events in the financial markets by gaining solid understandings of practice as well as theories of financial systems, asset classes, asset valuation and portfolio management.

Student learning outcomes

Students will learn the following skills from taking this course.
1) Be able to explain about asset classes and respective investment strategies
2) Be able to explain about risk premium and investment ideas based on the risk premium
3) Be able to explain about portfolio management
4) Be able to consider the nature behind price movements and events in the financial markets by themselves

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
An instructor with work experiences in the asset management industry will provide hands-on education in finance theory, based on practice in the field that features the practical application of the theories.


Time Value, DDM, Yield Curve, Portfolio, Forecast, Building bloc, Risk Premium, Derivatives

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lecture style with some class interactions with quiz and financial news. Students are encouraged to participate actively. Welcome questions in class

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Time value and DCF To understand DCF analysis
Class 2 Stock valuation To understand stock valuation on DDM
Class 3 Fixed Income valuation 1 To understand basics of fixed income assets
Class 4 Fixed Income valuation 2 To understand fixed income valuation
Class 5 Derivatives Instruments (Futures/Forwards/Options) To understand derivative pricing
Class 6 Investing globally To understand impacts by foreign exchanges
Class 7 Portfolio management To understand basics of practical portfolio management

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


No text book is set.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Investments/Zvi Bodi et al.
Shin-Shouken Touhiron I/ Takao Kobayashi and Toshio Serizawa
Shin-Shouken Touhiron II/ Keisuke Ito et al.

Assessment criteria and methods

Report and quiz: 100% Active class participation can be plus

Related courses

  • TIM.A536 : Investments in securities I
  • TIM.A534 : Corporate Finance I
  • TIM.A535 : Corporate Finance II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

TIM.A536 : Investments in securities I (Preferable, NOT required)

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