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Alternative Assets - ECFS992

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:

AFC Term 2 MB - Applied Finance Centre, Melbourne Campus, March to June

AFC Term 4 City - Applied Finance Centre, City Campus, September to December

Staff Contact(s): Mr Al Clark

(Admission to MAppFin or MAppFin(Adv) or GradDipAppFin) and (AFCP801 or ECFS865Prerequisite Information


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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