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FIN8204 Investor Psychology and Wealth Management

Short Description: Investor Psychology & Wlth Mgt
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Commerce
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 081101 - Banking and Finance
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 21 April 2019

Requisites

Pre-requisite: FIN8201

Synopsis

This course introduces behavioural finance and identifies its implications for investment decision-making and wealth management. The ways in which normal decision-making is shaped by heuristics and characterised by persistent biases is explored and some of the main theoretical frameworks of orthodox finance, including portfolio theory and efficient markets, are reimagined from the behavioural perspective. The specific implications of investor psychology for the process of wealth management are developed in the second part of the course. Overall, the course provides an accessible introduction to behavioural finance and provides students with the opportunity to develop tools that facilitate a more sophisticated approach to wealth management in a context shaped by investor psychology.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online