This unit will enable you to define and measure types of financial risk and returns and also elaborate the relationship between the two.

What you will learn

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the concepts of financial risk and return and appraise how the two relate to each other.
  2. Distinguish between classes of assets, in terms of their risk element and the associated return, and evaluate alternative investment decisions in distinct environments.
  3. Recognise the fundamental concepts of modern portfolio theory and identify distinctive frameworks to measure investment performance.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of managing risk in investment decision, critically evaluating them against their expected returns.
  5. Assess the risk-return trade-off in different investment decisions and make effective financial decisions as potential investor.
  6. Distinguish and categorise different types of investment decisions in asset classes based on their implicit risk-return trade-off.

Course Info

Length: One 1 hour video

Institution: University of Glasgow

Level: medium

Effort: 5 hours

Schedule: Self-paced