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Investment Principles and Institutional Investing (LOMA 356)

(Principles of Investment and Introduction to Institutional Investing)
Location: 

Independent study and proficiency examination program administered from the central offices of LOMA.

Length: 

Varies-independent study.

Dates: 

July 2004 - May 2013. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the investment environment and the general principles of investing in individual securities and portfolios of securities; explain how investment performance is reported, monitored, and analyzed; discuss how the risk-return tradeoff setting and implementing investment goals; discuss the following aspects of institutional investing; roles of investment professionals, investment information systems, investment accounting and controls, investment compliance, and management of general and separate account portfolios.

Instruction: 

This course covers the investment environment and the general principles of investing in both individual securities and portfolios of securities, setting and implementing investment goals in light of the risk-return trade-off, and investing in an institutional setting, including roles, administrative systems and processes, goal setting, performance reviews, and risk management. Topics include: the role and scope of investments; investment markets and transactions; online investing, information, and trading; investment return and risk; modern portfolio concepts; bond investments; bond valuation and analysis; common stock investments; stock valuation and investment decisions; mutual funds; institutional asset allocation; management of the investment function in institutions; marketing investing services to businesses and other institutions; accounting for investment expenses, managing transaction expenses; institutional approaches to risk management; investment compliance, prospectuses, registration, declaration of interest rates.  

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Financial Services (12/04) (3/10 revalidation).

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