Who is this programme for?
The Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments provides an opportunity for professionals working in international financial services to develop their expertise in the growing alternative assets market.
Increasingly, alternative assets which includes hedge funds, commodities, private equity, structured products and real asset investments such as infrastructure investments are becoming mainstream investments which are predicted to grow.
The international investment fund industry faces the challenge of upskilling to meet this wave of new investment structures. Given the breadth of alternative assets the programme will appeal to professionals working in international financial services who want to develop expertise in alternative investments. It is critical for long term success that those who work in the industry understand how the move to alternatives demands a broader understanding of the investment landscape and the choice of asset type available to investors.
How you will benefit
The overall aim of the programme is to develop your technical knowledge and skills in alternative investments. It will:
•Advance your knowledge and understanding of valuation issues relevant to alternative investments and alternative investment funds.
•Progress your understanding of long-term trends in the demand for alternative investments.
•Deepen your knowledge and expertise in the range of alternative investment strategies.
•Introduce the relevance and importance of alternative investments to various types of investors.
•Develop your knowledge of legal and regulatory issues affecting alternative investment funds.
Analyse regulatory legislation relevant to the establishment, supervision + termination of an investment fund.
•Examine the investment selection process for building an alternative investment portfolio
•Evaluate the impact of different economic/general macro conditions on potential alternative investments.
•Assess the key drivers of asset movements of their impact on fund valuation.
•Examine the key economic variables feeding into market behaviour and in turn driving fund performance.
•Critically evaluate the low term risks associated with different alternative asset classes & the impact on investment decision making at fund level.