Acquire an understanding of the principal objectives and constraints of asset management

This module will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the structure and functioning of capital markets, the principles of investment decisions under risk, and the optimal allocation among asset classes.

You will explore specific fund management issues related to applied asset pricing, as well as active and passive management, tactical asset allocation, investment style, the impact of transaction costs, portfolio performance measurement, and behavioural finance.

The topics you will cover in this module include:

  • Fund performance measurement
  • Portfolio construction
  • Types of fund management vehicle
  • Closed-end funds
  • Mutual funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Private equity
  • Exchange-traded funds.