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ECOM065 - Investments

This course introduces students to the key principles in asset pricing and investment management it covers risk, return and portfolio construction, equity markets and pricing, fixed income markets and the term structure of interest rates, introduction to derivatives markets, applied security analysis and applied portfolio management.

As banks get to grips with the volume of new regulation, their desire to minimize their cost of capital in the face of new requirements has become a strategic objective for many. Banking regulation has therefore been one of the highest growing sectors in finance over the last decade and arguably the least likely to have been negatively affected by cyclical (housing bubbles) and structural (Brexit) winds. Therefore, the need to understand the tools governing risk and regulation in banking has pushed consultancies and banks towards expanding their regulatory teams to account for the ever-growing number of new regulations.

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