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Alternative Assets - ECFL992

This unit is designed as an introduction to alternative assets and covers the 3 broad categories of alternative investments, namely ‘real assets’, hedge funds and private equity. The unit examines the basic strategies and techniques within each of these categories, their return and risk characteristics and the potential role they play within an investment portfolio. Alternative assets introduce different risks than traditional assets and so a focus is given to their contribution to liquidity, fees, risk budgeting and factor analysis to help better understand the costs and benefits from a portfolio context. The unit content will also explore the contemporary challenges facing the alternative investments industry, providing context around issues like insider trading, fees and regulatory constraints.

Credit Points: 2
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Casey Lim, Mr Al Clark

Admission to MAppFin(Beijing) and AFCL801  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECFS992
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Applied Finance

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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