Illustrative course outlines

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Strategy & Leadership Finance & Commerce Investment Banking

Overview of alternative investments

What is covered?

An overview of the key types of contemporary alternative investment classes and their application to portfolio construction and management.  This course considers investment classes such as: hedge funds, private equity, property, commodities, art, wine and cars.

Who will benefit?

Participants interested in building portfolios with investments outside the usual asset classes.  An understanding of basic financial products would be useful.

Course content

What are alternative investments?        
A review of the key asset classes
    • Hedge funds
    • Private equity
    • Property
    • Commodities
    • Art
    • Fine wines/vintage cars
The advantages of alternative investments
    • Low correlation with traditional asset classes
    • A word of caution - are correlations always low?
Monetising alternative investments
    • Lombard lending
Alternative investments at banks
    • Current statistics
    • Current trends


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