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Module Code: ACF317
Module Title: Investments
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: ACF212
The aim of this module is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the theory and practice behind portfolio theory. In this perspective, the module is structured on the construction, maintenance, management, and evaluation of investments portfolios. A wide range of topics are covered, including equity, bond, and international investments.
Learning outcomes 
A Be able to discuss, illustrate, and critically analyse the contending theories of portfolio management.

B Have a practical understanding of the assessment of portfolio performance.

C Be able to choose between investments and tailor financial portfolios to predetermined criteria.

D Be able to deal with practical issues in the investment process.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures: Theories of portfolio management, as well as practical cases will be taught during lectures. Tutorials: Beyond lectures, student will be asked to apply theory to practical cases in tutorials. After preparing investments simulations in advance , students will be asked to present their work during tutorials.
1. Financial Markets: Markets and players

2. Financial Markets: Financial instruments

3. Asset returns and Portfolio Theory

4. CAPM and APT: part I

5. CAPM and APT: part II

6. Equity Markets: EMH and Behavioural Finance

7. Equity Markets: Stock Returns and Trading Rules

8. Foreign Exchange Markets

9. Fixed-Income Markets

10. Derivatives

11. Securities valuation

12. Portfolio Management and performance evaluation
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    7      117  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Cw 25.00
2 Final Exam 75.00

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