Part 1

Introduction to Investment


This part focuses on the investment environment by looking at the objectives of investment and then moving on to the basis for collective investment schemes. The investment management process is then explained covering portfolio management, assets classes, some example strategies, and finally discusses investment performance.


portfolio management
fund management
assets classes
unregulated funds

Investment environment

The process of investment is a concept that has been around for a long, long time. For the purposes of this book we will be considering the investment industry from the 1900s onward.
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