UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FINA5526 Funds Management

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit provides students with broad knowledge of managed/mutual fund industry, including unit trust, superannuation, hedge funds and funds of funds. Students explore all aspects of delegated fund management such as fund performance, passive and active strategies. A contemporary context such as retirement saving as a pooled of managed fund given the relevance of demographic changes is also included.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) outline the structure of the fund industry; (2) analyse and appropriately explain a range of different fund investment strategies, including their return opportunities; (3) critically evaluate key fund considerations, including risk/return trade-off; (4) evaluate a fund's performance; (5) identify the relevance of demographic changes to the fund industry; and (6) critically examine the role of governance in funds management.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) presentation; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Paul Gerrans
Unit rules
Prerequisites: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
Contact hours up to 3 hours per week which may include lectures/seminars/workshops
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA5526/SEM-2/2017

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