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MN5611 Alternative Investment

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Banking and Finance Postgraduate Programme. Optional for Management Studies MRes Programme, and all other Postgraduate Programmes in the School of Management.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Lectures, tutorials and practicals.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr K Bouslah
Module teaching staff:Dr K Bouslah