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Funds Management (FNCE90031)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Not available in 2017

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Year of offerNot available in 2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeFNCE90031
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The investment management process, review of fundamental concepts, market efficiency, capital market characteristics and risk premia, setting investment objectives, strategic and tactical asset allocation, active/passive management, property, bond and equity portfolio management, investment performance measurement, asset allocation modelling and its application to portfolio management.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Explain the institutional investment process, including setting investment objectives, and its impact on the fund managers role;
  • Consider the limitations of financial data available to a fund manager;
  • Interpret the usefulness of financial data when making investment decisions;
  • Compare and contrast an active versus passive approach to fund management;
  • Discuss strategic versus technical asset allocation decisions, including the impact of capital market characteristics in the long and the short run on these decisions;
  • Critically evaluate behavioural finance implications in fund management decisions;
  • Apply performance measurement methods to managed portfolios.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources

Last updated: 16 August 2017