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2021, Online
2021, Online

Study the performance, drivers and risk implications of today's asset classes

A five-day practical training course


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements and deliver it face-to-face or digitally. Contact Leigh at

A Masterclass in Investment Management

Learn how to:

  • Analyse the drivers of the stock market and their influence on pricing
  • Evaluate different approaches to equity portfolio management
  • Formulate a plan on how best to position a fixed income portfolio of an institutional investor in light of current market conditions
  • Study the various hedging techniques/portfolio construction techniques which the growth of the derivatives markets have made available
  • Explore tactical asset allocation, core and satellite approaches, portable alpha strategies, as well as asset allocation overlay programmes
  • Analyse market shocks and assess the relative effectiveness of a conventional risk management function
  • Synthesise the risk management function and asset allocation function into a firm-wide portfolio management view

Case studies and practical sessions

  • Great stock bond market collapses: 2009 and 2011
  • 2016 and historical equity level indications
  • The bond market meltdown of 2008/9 and the bond market rally of 2011
  • Warren Buffet and his investment style
  • The HerbaLife Short
  • Option Strategy with Microsoft and Facebook
  • Asset allocation exercise using a mean variance optimiser
  • Where institutional investors are going with their asset allocation
  • The endowment style asset allocation: Yale Investment Office Annual Report
  • The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board rethinks asset allocation
  • Indicating future investment risk – Running a multifactor model on an intermediate term bond fund
  • Outsourcing alternative exposure – Due diligence and manager monitoring of external managers

Key information

Date: Please contact Customer Services for the course schedule

Venue: Online 

Course Leader: John E. Dunn III

Online course fee: £2999 + VAT if applicable
London course fee: £4999 + VAT = £5998.80 

Why choose IFF

TRACK RECORD – we have been delivering expert training to the banking, finance and energy sectors since 1991

INNOVATION – our courses are continually reviewed so you can be sure they are focusing on the most current issues

KNOWLEDGE – all of our trainers are highly experienced practitioners and leading subject matter experts so you can be confident you are learning from the very best

SMALL CLASS SIZES – to aid learning and increase your personal interaction with the trainer

VALUE – we provide a practical training experience with skills that can be used immediately to gain a tangible return on your investment

ACCREDITATION – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC)

Is this the course for you?

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Edikan Ray Osho

Investment Analyst

Good introduction to a very broad subject. There were quite a few practical examples of situations for us to explore in order to understand better.

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CPD Certified

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. This course has been assessed and is CPD certified.