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Starting 4 October 2023

Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks

Starting 4 October 2023

Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks

Postgraduate Certificate Investment Management Online Course

In Partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact Ted Bailey or call +44 (0) 20 8052 2090.

The Mechanics of Investment Management Syllabus

Core modules

Unit 1 – Current themes in institutional investment management

Unit 2 – Stock markets and equity investing

Unit 3 – Fixed income portfolios and the art of lending

Unit 4 – Introducing derivatives

Unit 5 – Modern asset allocation strategies

Unit 6 – Risk management of the institutional portfolio

Unit 7 – Exploration of alternative assets: Progressive adoption of hedge funds, private equity and real estate

Unit 8 – Further exploration in institutional asset management: Current topics of liquidity, asset allocation, risk, alternative investments and fiduciary responsibility

What you'll learn

  • An online guide to the world of modern investment management.
  • The course tackles the major issues currently impacting the investment management sector
  • Get a practitioner-focused perspective on issues such as: Asset allocation strategies; Valuation methodologies; Performance management; Portfolio management approaches; Equity & fixed income investing; The role of derivative instruments; Risk management issues; The world of alternative investments.

Postgraduate certificate option

You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School.

You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

How you’ll learn

  • A new module is released every two weeks
  • Read the units online, save them to your computer or print them out
  • Study at your own pace
  • Efficient and cost effective - no need to travel or take time off work
  • Apply new skills and expertise to your work straight away

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