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Understanding Portfolio Theory


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This CPD course presents an overview of credit risk transfer mechanisms, including credit derivatives and securitization, and discusses issues with the securitization of subprime mortgages.

We also assess Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) and the CAPM, one of the foundational developments in risk-adjusted pricing and valuation.

Finally, there is the explanation of Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) and factor models and how they can be used to model returns on investment assets.

This course is made up of videos, questions and additional reading materials, and accounts for 4 units of CPD. One unit is the equivalent of one hour of learning.

This course is made up of the following sections:

  • Credit risk transfer (video)
  • Credit risk transfer (quiz)
  • MPT and CAPM (video)
  • MPT and CAPM (quiz)
  • APT and multi-factor models (video)
  • APT and multi-factor models (quiz)


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