Stanislava (Stas) Nikolova is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Prior to joining UNL, she was a Senior Financial Economist in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In that capacity, Dr. Nikolova advised the SEC on rules governing the issuance of fixed-income securities, the disclosure and offering process of asset-backed securities, the registration of municipal advisers, the integrity of credit ratings, and the management and accountability of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs). She also assisted the Commission with the economic aspects of enforcement cases, and examinations of broker-dealers and investment advisers.
Fixed Income Analysis (FINA 802)
Basic understanding of fixed-income markets, fixed-income securities, and tools employed by market participants to the analysis of fixed-income investments.
Investment Principles (FINA 363)
Survey of investment risks and rewards, the operation of the securities business, and an introduction to the problems of qualitative and quantitative analysis and portfolio selection.
Fixed Income Investments (FINA 367)
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of fixed-income markets, fixed-income securities, and tools employed by market participants to the analysis of fixed-income investments. The main topics include (1) debt and money markets, (2) interest rate behavior and determination, (3) bond valuation, (4) managing bond risk, (5) bonds with embedded options, and (6) mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities.