FIN4015H Portfolio & Risk Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module examines financial risk management and portfolio allocation related topics. It is assumed that students have an understanding of asset pricing nad portfolio theory, allowing this module to concentrate on the financial risk management process and asset allocation. Increasingly it is hard to separate traditional institutional portfolio management from more active strategies and risk management, therefore, a large amount of material takes the perspective of relatively active investors.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module, students should:
Have a competent understanding of financial risk management and portfolio allocation literatures.
Be able to implement the key methods in modern empirical risk management in finance.
Have an in-depth knowledge in an area of their choice.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






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
Examination: Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Main Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Mr Neil Caraher Tutor
Ms Chloe Duane Tutor
Ms Sarah Kelly Tutor
Ms Eva Lock Tutor
Yung Chiang Yang Tutor

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