SIM 312 – Alternative Investments

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course student should be able to:

  1. display sufficient knowledge on the alternative investment techniques available in the global financial markets;
  2. comprehend the underlying rationale for investment in all types of outlets; and
  3. display understanding of the construction and management of relevant strategies.
Course Contents

The course is primarily an extension of the analysis of Portfolio with emphasis on commodities, real estate, private equity and hedge funds. The course covers topics such as Alternative Investments and their characteristics. Hedge Fund Strategies. Investing in Commodities. Real Estate investment instruments. Private Equity. Venture Capital Valuation. Formulation and implementation of various active and passive investment strategies. Analysis and management of risks associated with particular strategies.