The Mechanics of Investment Management (Online)
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An online guide to the world of modern investment management.
The course tackles the major issues currently impacting the investment management sector and will provide you with a practitioner-focused perspective on issues such as:
Asset allocation strategies; Valuation methodologies; Performance management; Portfolio management approaches; Equity & fixed income investing; The role of derivative instruments; Risk management issues; The world of alternative investments
An outstanding aspect of this course is that it has been developed by one of the most accomplished trainers in the investment world today, John Dunn. Being a seasoned veteran of the markets, John brings a level of depth and richness to the topics that investment professionals all over the world have found invaluable after attending his courses. It is hugely practical and packed with case studies and exercises. John adapts this content to reflect the market at the time of the course.
Studying this programme offers you the option of receiving a Postgraduate Certificate from the respected Middlesex University. This is the only course on this topic that offers you the chance to get this qualification.
The course takes place over 16 weeks and consists of eight distance learning units. Every two weeks an additional unit will be released with the associated assessment so you can grasp your understanding before moving on to the next unit.
- Current themes in institutional investment management
- Stock markets and equity investing
- Fixed income portfolios and the art of lending
- Introducing derivatives
- Modern asset allocation strategies
- Risk management of the institutional portfolio
- Exploration of alternative assets: Hedge funds, private equity and real estate
- Liquidity, asset allocation, risk, alternative investments and fiduciary responsibility
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
Through distance learning you can enjoy the benefits of studying, whilst minimising disruption to your existing professional commitments. You can set the pace at which you learn; applying the knowledge, skills and expertise gained from the materials to your work straight away. There’s also the huge savings of cost and time by not having to travel to the training location.
There are two routes of study you can take: the university-validated route and the standard non-validated route. Approaching the topics in a modular format, the course will enable you to grasp the key concepts in a practical way and thus helping you build a firm platform on which to expand your knowledge.
You can study the units online, save them to your computer or print them out. You can also take advantage of the online forum to meet your fellow participants and share knowledge, ideas and information at any time.
At the end of each unit there is a practical assessment that will allow you to benchmark your growth in knowledge and understanding and will also show you what a tangible ROI distance learning provides.
Each unit is complimented by a video from the course director, taking you through the components of the course with particular emphasis on complex areas.