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25773 Investments and Investor's Psychology

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This subject provides students with an in-depth understanding of both the theoretical and the practical aspects of modern portfolio management. In terms of theory, students learn about the fundamental factors driving the value of financial assets, the asset management process, the role of diversification and alternative asset classes, the concept of market efficiency and its limits, and the effect of behavioural biases on the financial decisions and outcomes of individual investors. The practical aspects of the subject involve implementing asset management solutions for hypothetical clients, including the forecast of long-term returns, the construction of diversified portfolios, the assessment of the client financial needs and risk tolerance.

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