Month: February 2021

FINSOC Weekly Wraps Vol.04

– Australia passes law that will require Facebook and Google to pay for news – First doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has arrived in Australia- 20 million Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the UK- Private equity firm, L Catterton, is looking to acquire Birkenstock – This weeks company spotlight delves into Bega Cheese and its performance over the last 12 months.


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Virtual Room

Virtual Room is one of the world’s best team-based virtual reality experiences and is now in Sydney. Blending the escape room concept with a full 3D cinematic experience to deliver a unique, immersive and mind-blowing adventure.

Level 5, 393 George Street, Sydney NSW. 2000

Use the code FINSOC15 for 15% off when booking online!

Escape Hunt

EscapeHunt is the world’s leading live escape the room & exit game entertainment experience for public & corporate teambuilding with franchises available worldwide.Work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges before the time runs out. 

Location: Level 4, 393 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

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The Scary Canary

Located just a short 3 minute walk from Town Hall Station, the Scary Canary is an essential stop for a fun night out. Known for its late night party vibes, Scary Canary offers cocktail jars and burgers as well as its daily specials. 

Location: 468 Kent St, Sydney 2000

Make sure you attend our FINSOC Social event for the chance to win Scary Canary vouchers! 

FINSOC Weekly Wraps Vol.03

– JobKeeper scheme to conclude on the 28th March – 80,000 Pfizer vaccines on track to be rolled out this month in Australia – Crown casino unable to operate a casino license on its new Barangaroo location after Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority commissioned a report. – School banking programs such as CommBank’s Dollarmites to be phased out – Victoria’s stage 4 lockdowns cause sharemarket to suffer, especially the travel industry- This week’s company spotlight delves into Qantas and their stock performance over the last 12 months.

FINS3655 Behavioural Finance

In this course, we will examine how people make predictable and repeatable mistakes in financial decision-making. We will describe the nature of these mistakes and their origin, using insights from psychology, neurosciences, and experimental economics, on how the human mind works. Students then discuss how incorporating these mistakes into our finance theories can greatly improve standard finance models studied in other courses. We will also consider how understanding the functioning of the human mind allows us to design a better world – in particular, better stock markets, retirement and healthcare systems.

FINS3639 Estate Plan & Asset Protection

A subject that builds upon the core courses of Portfolio Management and Wealth Management that provides insight into the fundamental issues related to asset protection and succession planning. A practical subject that covers all the key estate planning elements impacting clients in need from a financial planning angle. Allows students to have a real insight into the world through a practical case study element and identifying the key issues faced by clients.

FINS3633 Real Estate Finance

An excellent course that exposes students to the concepts, theories and industry practice in real estate finance. This plays an important role all over the world and is a critical issue in the current economic climate. It attempts to place real estate investments on the same theoretical footing as fixed-income and equity investments. It introduces to students the valuation methods used for investment decision making and the financial knowledge for real estate. It allows students interested in working in real estate development, brokerage, mortgage to have an insight into the industry.