FIN42080 Investment Management (Mod)

Academic Year 2022/2023

Students are taught a wide ranging course with the aim of explaining the principle types of financial securities, namely, equities, bonds, and derivative products. The operations of the markets on which they operate are also outlined. In addition, portfolio theory is presented as an alternative to dealing with investments in individual securities. This involves obtaining an understanding of the characteristics of portfolios and how investors can manipulate them. Applications of portfolio theory are outlined in conjunction with the equilibrium asset pricing models, the CAPM and APT. Evaluation of the investment process is discussed constantly throughout the course.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Describe the following financial securities: equities, bonds, and derivative products.
2. Describe the operations of equity, bond and derivative markets.
3. Explain the use of portfolio theory in investment management
4. Describe the applications of asset pricing models eg. CAPM, Black-Scholes.
5. Analyse and evaluate the investment process
6. Create and deliver an investment process

Student Effort Type Hours




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: individual learning journal Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Group Project: Case study Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Attendance: attendance and contribution Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
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Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 5 Fri 08:30 - 18:30
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 5 Sat 08:30 - 18:30

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