This individual assessment task is designed to test a student’s achievement of objectives 1–6.
The total mark is 20 marks (weight: 10% of total assessment). Word limit: 1,200 words
(±10%), excluding references and appendices.
a. Explain why Australian banks have shifted towards more stable funding sources following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and credit crunch. Your answer must elaborate the risk-return trade-off faced by Australian banks in raising stable funding
Guide: 300 words, 5 marks.
b. Choose one type of banks’ non-stable funding and one type of banks’ non-equity stable funding, and find annual (yearly) data to calculate and graph the percentages of these liability sources for the top four Australian banks over 2015-2020. Conduct trend and peer analyses based on your graph, and provide insights into these banks’ funding strategies.
Guide: 400 words, 9 marks. You must provide two (2) graphs, one for each liability source. Your graphs must be presented in the main text of the essay together with the discussion, while your data and calculated ratios must be shown in the appendix.
Note: Appendices are not included in the word limit.
c. Detail two (2) government responses to assist Australian banks in their access to funding throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and assess whether these responses have been effective.
Guide: 300 words, 6 marks.
Note: Approximately 200 words are recommended for introduction and conclusion together. Subheadings should be used to separate parts a, b and c.