PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

FIN5PMT

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject seeks to provide a structured approach to portfolio management. This approach includes researching ideas, forecasting exceptional returns, constructing and implementing portfolios and observing and refining their performance. The approach draws on theories of asset pricing such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Model, as well as a range of statistical tools for its structure and intuition. Particular attention is given to managing portfolio risk and portfolio performance evaluation and attribution.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJing Zhao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManaging investment portfolios: a dynamic process (3rd ed.)PrescribedMaginn, J., Tuttle, D., McLeavey, D., and J. PintoJOHN WILEY & SONS: NEW JERSEY, 2007

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJing Zhao

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 3-hour final examinationHurdle requirement: Students must achieve at least 50% in the final examination as well as a minimum of 50% in the sum of the marks for all assessment tasks to pass the subject50
one mid semester test20
portfolio simulation project30

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJing Zhao

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 3-hour final examinationHurdle requirement: Students must achieve at least 50% in the final examination as well as a minimum of 50% in the sum of the marks for all assessment tasks to pass the subject50
one mid semester test20
portfolio simulation project30