Hone your finance specialisation with the essential theories of portfolio management. Strategise around investments and risk management. Evaluate portfolio performance. Be relevant with up to date knowledge of current developments and controversies.
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13 weeks weeks
- 29 Aug 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply the concepts of mean variance analysis and Portfolio Theory to select an optimal investment portfolio
- analyse different characteristics of mutual funds and hedge funds, their fee-structures and their major performance evaluation methods
- explain and apply techniques for diversifying risk and managing portfolio risk
- analyse the importance of liquidity in asset pricing, and have a preliminary understanding of high-frequency trading and market micro-structure
- evaluate the performance of an investment portfolio.
- Introduction & Securities Markets Risk & Return Measurement Optimal Asset Allocation Capital Market Equilibrium Liquidity and Market Micro-structure Portfolio Performance Evaluation Mutual Funds Alternative Assets and Hedge Funds EMH and Behavioural Finance Cryptocurrencies
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
No additional requirements
his unit covers the essential theories and their application to the practice of security analysis and portfolio management. Concepts discussed include mean-variance analysis, portfolio optimisation, asset pricing theory, market efficiency, mutual funds, hedge funds, liquidity and asset pricing, market microstructure, portfolio risk management, and cryptocurrencies. Students will also be provided with an awareness of the on-going developments, and controversies in this area of Finance.
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- Trading Game Group Assignment (50%)
- Portfolio Investment Case Study (50%)
Current study term: 28 Aug 22 to 27 Nov 22
Investments, 12th ed. (old versions of the textbook may also be used)
Bodie, Z., et al.