シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Investments in Japan
Course Title Investments in Japan
担当教員 Instructor Name 小林 武(Takeshi Kobayashi)
コード Couse Code NUC403_N24B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門教育科目 / Specialized Subject
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2024 UG Nisshin Term3

授業の概要 Course Overview

Misson Statementとの関係性 / Connection to our Mission Statement

This course aims to educate innovative and ethical leaders who possess a ‘ Frontier
Spiritʼ and to create knowledge that advances business and society.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

The goal of this course is to offer an introduction to investments including investment analysis, portfolio management, and capital markets. Designed to provide the basic concepts and principles of investing, the course deals with actual investment process, valuation of various types of securities and how to apply them to international investments by doing EXCEL exercise using actual financial market data.

This course also includes an overview of the Japanese securities markets and how it evolves and comparison with those of other developed countries and demonstrates various examples of security analysis of Japanese firms.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

By the end of the semester, students will acquire a thorough basic knowledge of investments and the securities markets and develop analytical skills for investments. They will become familiar with the theories as well as practical applications.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will acquire a thorough basic knowledge of finance and develop analytical skills to apply the theory to practice. They will be able to develop their own view to enhance corporate valuation.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 30 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 50 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 20 %
合計 Total 100 %

事前学修と事後学修の内容、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Pre- and Post-Course Learning, Report, Feedback methods

A. Course Approach
Students are expected to understand the class materials and read the textbook required readings before each class in order to be able to follow the lecture. They are strongly encouraged to solve problems sets in textbook to understand the course and prepare for the exams. Students will be expected to make an individual presentation on investment analysis and short tests.
B. Report and presentation
Some report assignments such as investment simulation or securities analysis using EXCEL will be turned in individually.
Class attendance and active participation in the classroom discussion is required.
C. Feedback methods
The results of the short tests with notes will be provided during the course.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


・Course goals and structure, overview of topics, how to work, how to pass.
・Overview of the investing environment such as the major types of markets in which securities trade, the trading process and the major players in these arenas.
Securities markets in Japan (1)
・This session describes equity primary and secondary markets in Japan. It also covers topics of recent equity markets.

Selling pressure on Japanese government bonds (Original)


Securities markets in Japan (2)
・This session describes debt primary and secondary markets in Japan. It also covers topics of recent debt markets.

Softbank Group - Equity and Corporate Bond Valuation -2019 (Original)


Securities markets in Japan (2)
・This session describes debt primary and secondary markets in Japan. It also covers topics of recent debt markets.

Historical stock price (Original)


Risk and Return of Portfolio Theory (1) Efficient Diversification
・The concept of portfolio formation moves beyond the risky and risk-free asset combinations of the previous session to include combinations of two or more risky assets.
・The concept of risk reduction via diversification, created by combining securities with different return patterns, is introduced. After finding the best-diversified combinations, the risk free asset is combined with the risky portfolio.

Conversation between parent and child regarding equity investment (Original)


Portfolio Optimization
・ How to create optimal portfolio of various securities.
Capital Asset Pricing and Arbitrage Pricing Theory
・This session first presents the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), an equilibrium-pricing model.

Portfolio Management (HBS)


Equity Valuation (1)
・This session discusses models to calculate the intrinsic value of common stock. Time value of money, principal of DCF Methods, dividend discount models (DDMs), are presented.
・We deal with analysis of Japanese companies as a case study.
Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Multifactor Models
・ The session presents arbitrage pricing theory (APT) and its practical applications to active equity portfolio strategy including Fama-French model.

Beta and friends of Aristotle (Original)


Equity Valuation (2)
・This session discusses corporate valuation. Enterprise DCF method are presented.
・We discuss analysis of Japanese companies as a case study.

Rich Cheap analysis (Original)

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 10 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 40 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 50 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 30 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 20 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

To understand the contents of the lecture, you are required to submit a report on the pre-assignment before the class. In addition, we will ask you to submit the EXCEL exercise during the lecture. How to create a report will be explained in the lecture. Mini test will be conducted during the course to check your knowledge.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Not applicable「Not applicable」Not applicable(Not)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

[1] Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan J. Marcus, “Investments”
Global edition of 9th revised (2013) ISBN-10: 007714824X
[2] Japan Securities Research Institute “Security market in Japan”(2016)
ISBN-13: 978-4890328215

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Try to make class presentation clear and straightforward.
Try to make students involved in the course.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


He has been involved in the field of banking, asset management and research in financial industry for over 20 years.
He worked as loan officer and engaged corporate valuation and setting up investment funds in Luxembourg and pension business in Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi. He has developed practical credit risk models in Rating & Investment Information, Inc. (Japanese rating agency).He managed fixed income portfolios and developed quantitative modeling of Fixed Income securities in Barclays Global Investors Japan and Black Rock Japan. He worked as credit analyst in Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities to
analyze macro economy and credit market, and propose credit investment strategies He has consulted financial risk management for financial institution and corporation in NS Financial Management Consulting, Inc.
He holds BA in Business and Commerce from Keio University, and Master of International Finance from HEC School of Management and He received Ph.D. degrees in business administration from Tsukuba University, working in the daytime.

Refereed Articles

  • (2021) Common Factors in the Term Structure of Credit Spreads and Predicting the Macroeconomy in Japan. International Journal of Financial Studies ISSN 2227-7072
  • (2017) A Regime Switching Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Modeling to Corporate Bond Yield Spreads with Time-Varying Transition Probabilities. Journal of Applied Business and Economics 5(19,2017): 1499-691X
  • (2015) Term Structure of Credit Spreads and the Macroeconomy in Japan:A Global Factor Approach. Procedia Economics and Finance 2015/00(01): ISSN:2212-5671
  • (2013) Modeling the Term Structure of Credit Spreads and its Application to Japanese Corporate Bond Market. University of Tsukuba
  • (2012) Predicting credit spread using term structure and macro economic information. Modern Finance No31(No31):

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2024). Estimation of common and credit quality factors using term structure of credit spreads. JAFEE2023 Winnter Proceedings .JAFEE 2023 Winter. 1. 2. Tokyo unniversity
  • (2023). Decomposing Asian Countries Yield Curve Comovement. Proceeding of JAFEE 2022 Winter .JAFEE. 1. 2. Tohoku University
  • (2021). Comparison of Zero Coupon Yield Curve Estimation Methods Using Japanese Corporate Bond Price Data. Proceeding of JAFEE 2021 Summer .JAFEE Summer 2021. 1. 2. Online
  • (2020). A Global Model of International Yield Curves: Regime-Switching Dynamic Nelson Siegel Modeling Approach. Proceeding of JFA 2020 .Japan Finance Association 2020. 1. 2. Online
  • (2020). A Global Model of International Yield Curves: Regime-Switching Dynamic Nelson Siegel Modeling Approach. Proceeding of JAFEE 2020 Summer .JAFEE Summer 2020. 1. 2. Online