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Overview of the Investment Environment
- Explain how the current investment environment impacts investment decisions.
- Describe capital market instruments.
- Determine asset classes.
- Analyze the investment banking process.
Special Topics in Investments and Portfolio Management
- Examine alternative investment vehicles.
- Explain the use of derivative securities to enhance portfolio performance.
- Examine the application of investment portfolio management techniques to personal finances.
Optimal Capital Market Strategies
- Assess the performance of an investment portfolio using modern portfolio theory.
- Revise an investment portfolio using various portfolio management techniques.
- Analyze the effects of international portfolio diversification.
- Differentiate among data used to conduct financial analyses.
- Compare an organization's financial performance to the industry using macroeconomic variables.
- Calculate the expected return of financial assets using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM).
Risk and Portfolio Analysis
- Explain the relationship between risk tolerance levels and macroeconomic variables.
- Recommend changes in investment strategy to improve investment performance.
- Construct an investment portfolio.
- Analyze the risk and return tradeoffs associated with an investment portfolio.
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