Principles of investing

Course Group: 
Public Sector Management
Course Outline: 

Investing is influenced by both rationality arising from the analysis of available data, and emotions, which are based on gut feel. This course focuses on the rational part of investing; namely, measuring risk, constructing a diversified portfolio, cash flow analysis, understanding the bond and share market, and valuation. The course is aimed at individuals dealing with investment and asset management as part of their work, and is designed to be highly interactive.

The course is organised around 10 modules of about 1-1.5 hours each over two days covering the key components of investing as well as applications. Topics include:

  • Defining and measuring risk
  • Investing under uncertainty
  • Diversification
  • The time value of money
  • The bond market
  • The share market
  • Accounting principles and cash flow construction
  • Identify costs and benefits
  • Choosing the discount rate
  • Valuing an investment

Course material: references and handouts will be distributed to students prior to or on the day of the course.

Prerequisites: none. Some working knowledge of Excel is useful but not essential.

Who Should Attend

Course Outline

Presenter

Dates & Registration


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Anyone making financial decisions as part of his/her work or for personal interest.


COURSE OUTLINE:

DAY ONE

  • Defining and measuring risk
  • Investing under uncertainty
  • Diversification
  • The time value of money
  • The bond market
  • The share market

DAY TWO

  • Accounting principles and cash flow construction
  • Identify costs and benefits
  • Choosing the discount rate
  • Valuing an investment

PRESENTER:

Professor Massimiliano Tani

Professor Massimiliano Tani

I carry out applied research with an economic angle and business/policy implications, mostly related to individual decision-making, and teach finance at graduate level in face-to-face and distance mode. My education includes a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia), a MSc Econ from the LSE and Laurea from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). Before moving to Australia in 1999 I had a previous life in investment banking in the UK for a decade. 


DATES AND REGISTRATION:

Class size: Maximum 20 students

Duration: 2 Days

Dates: 29th & 30th November 2017

Delivery Mode: Face to face

Standard Price: $1690*

*  Please note that a discounted rate may be available in special circumstances.  Please contact PSRG at PSRGinfo@unsw.edu.au for further information.

Location:  Navy Room, Adams Auditorium, UNSW Canberra

What you will receive:  Tea/Coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea

 

COURSE AVAILABILITY

CANBERRA
29 November 2017 - 30 November 2017