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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

FINA517-17S (HAM) - Investments, Portfolios and Financial Markets (2017)


Credit points


Calendar description

This paper covers various aspects of investments and efficient portfolios. Students will critically evaluate core financial models and apply the theoretical concepts to actual problems.

Handbook description

This paper will consider investments and the construction of efficient
portfolios. It will include an analysis of the use of options and futures in
risk management.
Students will be required to apply the theoretical concepts
used to actual problems. An ability to critically evaluate the core financial
models used will be required.
This paper will be taught in parallel with
FINA312, but students will be required to study in detail the underlying
theory and critically evaluate its use.

Extended Information

This paper introduces the fundamental concepts relating to portfolio decisions of individual and institutional investors. Based on the concept of risk-return trade-off, it discusses the techniques and implications of efficient portfolio diversification and the allocation of assets among different securities.

A special feature of this paper is that it provides an opportunity to students to work on an investment project using real world data.