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Week 3: Devising investment strategies – principles and practice


Welcome to Week 3 of Managing my investments – a week that explores the theories behind good investment management practices. Begin by watching the video to hear Martin Upton introduce this topic.

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This week, you’ll start by building on the work on investment management planning that you started in the later stages of Week 1. Armed with the knowledge gained in Week 2 about the range of personal investments available, you are now in a position to build and refine your approach to investment management.

To help understand the key principles of investment management, you will explore key underlying concepts like portfolio theory, the efficient markets hypothesis and the capital assets pricing model. You’ll look at how these theories are applied in the real world of investment management and what they tell us about how we should manage our investments and the decisions we should make.

You will also discuss tactics that we can use to manage our portfolios – like pound cost averaging.

There’s plenty to get through – but once you’ve completed the week you will have a robust understanding of the key theories about investment management and how to apply them in practice.