SIM 413: Capital Market and Portfolio Theory

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  1. demonstrate adequate knowledge on the framework of modern capital market, portfolio theory and investment analysis;
  2. critically evaluate alternatives relating to investing in financial securities;
  3. display skills to construct portfolios with desired risk/return characteristics;
  4. identify capital markets and fundamental quantitative models used in securities analysis and portfolio management; and
  5. distinguish capital markets and instruments, organization of securities markets and trading, modern portfolio theory.
Course Contents

The Nigerian Capital market. Stock Exchange- Growth, Structure, and performance. Capital Market theory, and models for evaluation portfolio performance. Portfolio selection and management. Risk and Returns. Potential profitability of various investments, forecasting returns on individual portfolios.