Open University

Open University

Investment and portfolio management (B861)

This module covers the field of investment. It describes the main participants, their objectives and constraints, and the major investment markets. The module covers investment strategies for bonds, equities, and structured products including the use of derivatives in managing risk. Portfolio optimisation and asset allocation are covered, as well as how to measure portfolio performance. Ethical investment, the role of taxation, and behavioural investment biases are also explored in this module. By the end of the module you will be able to evaluate individual securities, investment strategies and portfolio performance in the context of investor objectives, constraints and behavioural biases.

Course modules

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,500 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,500 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,500 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2018 - 6 months

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