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FIN8205 Contemporary Issues in Wealth Management

Short Description: Contemporary Issues 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 : 26 October 2020


Pre-requisite: FIN8201 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDBZ or MBSI


Students are introduced to core concepts in finance theory in an engaging and easy-to-understand way. The overarching theme of the course is the random walk hypothesis and its implications for investment strategy. The random walk hypothesis, forming a cornerstone of the efficient markets theory, has been a primary impetus for finance research since the 1970s. The main themes of this research are explored in this course alongside other issues that are relevant to contemporary wealth management. These include investment classes and the concept of life cycle investing.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 26 October 2020