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Behavioural Finance and Investment

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: FIN60011

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 12 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit provides students with knowledge of the financial system, various regulatory bodies, key participants and potential risks in the financial markets. This unit focuses on the understanding and the application of the modern finance theories including various asset pricing models, modern portfolio theory, market efficiency and behavioural finance, and how these theories influence investment planning strategies. Students will learn to construct and defend a multi-asset portfolio that satisfies client’s objectives and constraints based on their financial literary and behavioural biases. Students will apply investment and behavioural finance knowledge to generate financial planning strategies using advice technologies.


  • Financial systems and regulatory bodies
  • Investment markets
  • Equity markets
  • Debt markets
  • Market efficiency
  • Portfolio theory and construction
  • Portfolio risk management
  • Managed funds
  • Regulation of markets
  • Investment structures and products
  • Financial technologies
  • Behavioural finance
  • Client Behaviour
  • Consumer engagement
  • Client decision making.

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