This course focuses on both the investment environment and investment process. The investment environment examines the market making mechanisms that prevail in stocks markets. The investment process part of the course examines portfolio diversification methods, capital asset pricing models, portfolio construction and asset allocation, and portfolio performance evaluation.
This course completes, in-depth, the topics discussed in the introductory courses: principles of financial management and investments management. In addition, this course deals with many other financial subjects such as: the agency problem, leverage, the trade-off between risk and return, and working capital management. Some other important financing and investment decisions such as when to replace an asset, lease or buy, and the cost of capital, are explained
This course explains the conceptual framework within which the financial decisions of the multinational firm can be taken and analyzed. It includes the main aspects of financing and investment decisions in an international context and their applications to a broad range of practical issues.
This is a capstone module which seeks to integrate the knowledge acquired in the pre-requisite subject. As a capstone module it seeks develop skills and techniques which will allow students to devise advanced portfolio management strategies in a world of uncertainty. The course will focus on creating optimal asset allocation strategies using a diverse range of asset classes and cost basis. In doing so students will assess alternative assets and the evidence relating to their use in investment portfolio strategies. An important aspect of the course is to structure tax efficient as well as socially responsible portfolio strategies while seeking to achieve above average performanc
This course discusses the basic information about contractual, depository and service types of financial institutions. The nature of their work, their sources of funds and their role in the economy, as well as how to manage the resources of such institutions are explained in detail with examples on Gap, NiM and Assets / Liabilities management approach.