About the course
This course teaches methods to analyze alternative investment opportunities, their risks and how they might impact on returns.
This course offers an overview of the most common types of alternative investments such as real estate, venture capital, hedge funds, closely held companies, distressed securities and commodities. Most importantly, this course teaches methods to analyse alternative investment opportunities, their risks and how they might impact on returns.
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NOTE: The modular nature of this program allows different learners to tailor their courses to their needs. You may choose to take one course (for interest, or for a personal need), a series of courses (for career advancement, for example), or a series of modules (for professional certification preparedness in a particular field).
Module 1: Alternative Investments Credit Hours: 7
Alternative investments are contemporary investment vehicles and strategies that have grown more popular and are competing with the traditional financial instruments (stocks, bonds, and derivatives). High net worth individuals and institutional investors have been increasing their allocations to Alternatives. This module describes the most common types of such investments and touches upon their valuation methods, risks and return profiles. The categories discussed are real estate, venture capital, hedge funds, closely held companies, distressed securities, and commodities.
Module 2: Investing in Commodities Credit Hours: 3
Investing in commodities is not anymore confined to commodity producers and industrial users. This module discusses the basic shape of commodity futures curves (contago and backwardation formations) and explains the various sources of return and risk in a commodity investment. The commodity market sector is also discussed within a portfolio context and the role and nature of a commodity index are also explained.
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