Module Details

BE363-7-SP-CO: Global Investments

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Essex Business School
Essex credit: 20
ECTS credit: 10
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No
Comments: This course is quantitative in nature and some mathematical derivations may be carried out. Students are expected to be familiar with basic mathematics, statistics and economics and some basic concepts of investment management.

Teaching Staff: TBC
Contact details:

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

In this module we explore the characteristics of international financial markets and their role in affecting international investment decisions. In particular, the analysis of the main features of foreign exchange (FX) markets is carried out in detail in the first part of the module. Then, in the second part of the module, the design of optimum international portfolios of securities (equities) in an uncertain environment is discussed. This analysis is extended to cover both strategic and tactical allocation concepts and a brief introduction of FX risk management.

Learning and Teaching Methods



30 per cent Coursework Mark, 70 per cent Exam Mark


In-class coursework test.

Exam Duration and Period

2:00 during Summer Examination period.

Other information

Postgraduate Administrator - Jeannette Marshall
Email Tel 01206 87(3376)

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