- Code FINM6016
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Financial Management
- Areas of interest Finance
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Applied Portfolio Construction draws on previously studied investment principles, theories and techniques. The objective of this course is to enable students to synthesize the acquired financial theories and knowledge in the context of portfolio construction and asset allocation. It focuses on gaps in theory and how they can be managed in practice. Examples include challenges/realities in estimating and implementing portfolio optimisation programs, role of liquidity, and importance of plan governance. It covers topics such as types of investors and their objectives; dimensions of risk; asset allocation; the nature and role of various asset classes (equity, fixed income, alternative assets, FX); building multi-manager portfolios, and implementation issues.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Implement portfolio construction at the overall plan level, taking into account complex investor objectives and the practical challenges of implementation.
- Explain in detail the use and limitations of portfolio theory.
- Describe in detail the main characteristics of key asset classes, and the role they each play within a balanced portfolio.
- Communicate (in written form) complex portfolio structures and strategies to a diverse audience.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
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