Module Identifier AC30420  
Module Title INVESTMENTS  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mrs Irena Jindrichovska  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite AC10710 , AC10310 , AC10410  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours  
  Seminar   4 Hours  
Assessment Essay     20%  
  Exam   3 Hours   80%  

Learning outcomes

This module is aimed to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of investment theory and the functioning of capital markets. Proceeding from general microeconomic principles the accent will be on providing an insight into the nature of capital markets and the inter-relationships between various classes of securities.

At the end of the module students should be able to assess portfolio characteristics, such as the risk/return trade-off, and hence broaden their understanding of the methods of investment management through the use of fairly sophisticated hedging techniques acquired in the course of this module.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
W Sharpe, G Alexander, J Bailey. (1999) Investments. 6th edition. Prentice Hall