University of Technology Sydney

25773 Investments and Risk Management

Requisite(s): 25742c Financial Management AND 25741c Capital Markets
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This subject provides students with an in-depth understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of modern portfolio management. The subject also provides an introduction to risk management and the types of strategies used to manage risk, including personal and general insurance, and compulsory insurance products. 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. The practical aspects of the subject involve implementing asset management solutions for hypothetical clients, including the analysis of risk and return, the construction of diversified portfolios, and the assessment of the client’s financial and insurance needs. The identification, understanding and application of a variety of risk management tools is also considered.

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