Free course

Investment risk

Free statement of participation on completion
Investment risk

Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore investment risk. You will examine how and why investors are risk-averse and look at the risk factors involved in making a decision to invest.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the concept of risk in an investment context
  • comment critically on the impact of the principal risk factors in a given investment context.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 02/03/2020