Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 11
This module provides students with an overview on investment opportunities alternative to the main equity and bond markets. It will critically engage students with the key characteristics and issues concerning the main alternative investment opportunities, these being Commodities, Private Equity, Real Estate and especially Hedge Funds. Furthermore, this module will introduce students to the newer alternative investments which include Investibles (e.g. wine and collectibles), Islamic Investment and Responsible Investment. This module will consider the key challenges of evaluating alterative investment portfolios' performance.
Weekly contact: Lectures, tutorials and practicals.
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr K B H Bouslah
Module teaching staff: Dr K Bouslah