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FINC71-603: Investments


Investments builds on the material presented in Managerial Finance. In the introductory Finance subject, the building blocks consisting of both application and theory were introduced. In this subject, these fundamental concepts are explored in substantially greater detail in terms of their importance and relevance to practitioners. The theory underlying asset pricing models and efficient markets, portfolio formation and management are examined in detail. An introduction to options, futures and other derivative securities is also included.

Subject details

Code: FINC71-603
Study areas:
  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to make complex trades in an online market.
  2. Apply appropriate models of investment risk and return to a given investment.
  3. Use sophisticated models to apply the concept of pricing financial assets to shares, interest rate securities and derivative securities.
  4. Identify scenarios to apply appropriate strategies for assessing investment performance.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):