7FINC20019: Assessment Task 3: Individual Assignment due in Week 12, 7 February 2017 at 5.00pm. This is an individual assignment for all students and is worth 60% of the total mark. The marksheet of this assignment is your coversheet and your name must be clearly written. The rubric on the marksheet is to let you understand how the marks are distributed and awarded for each question. This assignment is to be submitted online and MUST BE in word document. PDF document will not be accepted and the full marks under degree of similarity will be deducted if you submit this in PDF. Case Study 1: (not more than 2000 words in total or 8 pages – including graphs, tables etc but excluding reference list) Please read EXTENDED LEARNING A from page 80 to 82 of the prescribed textbook (7th edition) on credit risk in relation to Basel II standard. Having understand the requirement of Basel II, please research on the requirement of Basel III which will be introduced in Australia. Based on these 2 readings, you are to answer the following questions: 1. Discuss the inadequacies of Basel II to deal with the contemporary issues faced by financial institutions around the world. 2. Discuss the reasons Basel III was introduced. 3. Discuss and critique whether Basel III ought to be applied to the Big 4 banks in Australia. 4. Discuss how any one of the Big 4 banks in Australia managed Basel III with respect to how funds are raised. Case Study 2: (not more than 2000 words in total or 8 pages – including graphs, tables etc but excluding reference list) Please read EXTENDED LEARNING from page 127 to 131 of the prescribed textbook (7th edition) on project finance. 1. Define project finance in your own words. 2. Explain the reasons public-private partnerships (PPP) are common in project finance. 3. Discuss and critique 4 key risks related to public-private partnerships. 4. Discuss and critique 3 key success factors in public-private partnership (PPP). Marks for research, referencing, percentage similarity etc. 36% of the marks are awarded for the four areas mentioned below and the distribution of the marks are shown in the marksheet: 1. If percentage similarity exceeds 20%, a progressive lower mark will be awarded to this in the rubric. 2. Research: If research results in additional information in your answers, marks will be awarded. 3. Use of in-text referencing: Proper referencing and a reference list are needed. And if percentage similarity exceeds, a progressive lower mark will also be awarded to his in the rubic. 4. Overall presentation: Assignment is properly organised and set out. The assignment will be marked out of 100 marks but will be scaled down to 40 marks. Penalty for late submission is 5% per calendar day, ie, 2 marks per day including Saturday and Sunday.