Alternative Investment Funds (N1596)
15 credits, Level 6
You study investment funds and the investment management industry. You examine the process involved in creating and investing in funds, focusing on alternative investment funds such as hedge funds and private equity.
During the module you look at the parties involved, processes required and key documentation that is entered into, during the creation of a fund and during a typical investment.
You gain an insight into how various parts of a financial institution (such as a bank or asset/fund manager) work together and the roles different departments and functions serve along the lifecycle of any investment.
100%: Practical (Workshop)
100%: Coursework (Take away paper)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Accounting and Finance BSc
- Banking and Digital Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Banking and Digital Finance BSc
- Economics and Finance BSc
- Finance and Business (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Business BSc
- Finance and Technology (FinTech) (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Technology (FinTech) BSc