Banking Industry

| June 3, 2016

HA1022 Principles of Financial Markets – Assignment Marking Guide

Term 2 / 2014

Choose two (2) companies in the same industry and work on the criterion mentioned below:

JUST these companies:

(1) Banking Industry: ANZ, Westpac
(2) Insurance Industry: IAG, QBE

(3) Departmental Shop: Myer, David Jones

(4) Mining Industry: BHP, Rio Tinto

(5) Airline: Qantas, Virgin Australia

(6) Online: Carsales, Wotif

(7) Supermarket: Woolowrths, IGA

(8) Telecom: Telstra, Vodafone

(9) Education: Navitas limited, Vocation Limited

a) Business Overview

b) Risk

c) Short Term Financial Policies of the business

d) Current Capital Structure

e) Current Dividend Policy



1) Students need to clearly show the theoretical understanding of the above stated issues, defining them and using references where required.

2) Further, students need to relate the theory to the companies selected by analysing the data and the stating as to how the companies are managing their Risk, Short Term Financial Policy, Current Capital Structure and their Current Dividend Policy.

Note: Students would be assessed as follows:


Business Overview

5 Marks


(Criterion: A, B, C, D, E) – Theory

5 Marks


(Criterion: A, B, C, D, E) – Theory related to companies and analysis

5 Marks



2.5 Marks


Harvard Reference

2.5 Marks


20 Marks

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