Module Identifier AC30420  
Module Title INVESTMENTS  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Jihe Song  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Huw P Rhys  
Pre-Requisite AC10410 , AC10710 , AC10310  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  80%
Semester Assessment  20%

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


This module is at CQFW Level 6