The module is 100% assessed by coursework. You are required to write an individual report of 4000 words based on a portfolio exercise that has between 5-10 financial assets with a market value of £100,000. The assets that you choose can be listed company shares, bonds, derivatives and cash in whatever proportion you wish, from anywhere in the world.

You should justify why you have chosen the particular mix of assets that you have, monitor their performance and comment on the major environmental influences on their present and future value.

While it is important to appreciate that the written submission is an individual piece of work, this is not intended to rule out two or more students linking together pieces around a common theme or set of issues.

Over the course the portfolio should be monitored, analysed and reported upon. You are expected to consider the risk factors involved and also to give a brief assessment of your expectations.