Course Code :


Title :

Portfolio and Investment Management

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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the areas of investments and portfolio management, which are sub-disciplines in the field of Corporate Finance.
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By the end of this course unit students should be able to:
  • understand the workings of the long-term capital markets and short-term money markets
  • carry out the valuation  risky securities
  • explain the term structure of interest rates
  • have a detailed knowledge of bond analysis and bond portfolio management
  • demonstrate the use of derivatives securities in risk hedging

Course Content : Money and capital market in Sri Lanka; Portfolio analysis; Index models; Interest rates and bond management; Derivatives securities; Efficient market hypothesis.

Method of Teaching & Learning:

Lectures, Case studies and Class Room Discussions

Scheme of Evaluation:

Assignments, Presentations and End semester examination.

The weights given to each component of the evaluation method is announced at the commencement of the module.

Recommended Readings: Elton, E., Gruber, M. (1997) Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis, 5th Edition, John Wiley and Sons .

Farrell. J.L and  Reinhart (1997) Portfolio Management: Theory and Application. McGrow-Hill

Sharpe, Gorden and Bailey (1996), Investment, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall of India Pvt Ltd.