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FIN5414 Personal Investments

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <//>. Note: This course is conducted within the Australian context and hence international students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Australian financial environment and local terminology.


This course introduces students to the range of investment alternatives with some focus on the managed funds industry in Australia. The other investment alternatives (equity, fixed interest and derivative securities) are also discussed but they are covered in more detail in another course, FIN2105 Portfolio Management. This course outlines the rationale for personal investments, provides an overview of the investments industry and introduces students to the range of personal investments funds. In addition, the course provides an introduction to investment concepts and macroeconomic analysis, and provides students with a framework for evaluating portfolios in terms of their diversification, management and performance.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 External