Investment and Portfolio Analysis

Asset Allocation - Part 1 (2020)


This eCourse consists of two modules on asset management and asset allocation. Asset management is the management of portfolios of assets by professional firms serving institutional, high net worth (HNW), and retail clients. Asset allocation is the process of dividing an investment portfolio among different categories of asset, such as stocks, bonds, and cash.

Module 1 provides an overview of the structure and activities of a typical asset management firm, including its clients, products, and services. The current state of the global asset management industry is also discussed.

Module 2 looks at the importance of asset allocation in meeting investor risk tolerance and return objectives. Different asset classes and subclasses are examined. The key role played by portfolio diversification and different asset allocation approaches are also discussed.


On completion of this eCourse, you will be able to
- Identify the key benefits of asset management
- List the key sectors of the asset management industry including institutional and retail asset management, and wealth management
- Recognise the asset allocation process and key types of asset allocation strategy
- Compare active and passive asset management
- Identify the main types of investment fund used in the asset management industry, including mutual funds and ETFs
- Recognise the asset management industry's structure and its key challenges
- List the different classes and subclasses of asset
- Recognise the importance of asset allocation in creating a well-diversified portfolio
- Identify the different approaches to asset allocation

Content Highlight

Module 1: Business of Asset Management
Topic 1: Overview of Asset Management
Topic 2: Asset Management Sectors
Topic 3: Asset Allocation
Topic 4: Passive & Active Management
Topic 5: Investment Funds
Topic 6: Asset Management Industry

Module 2: Asset Allocation - An Introduction
Topic 1: Basics of Asset Allocation
Topic 2: Portfolio Diversification
Topic 3: Asset Allocation Strategies

Administrative Details

Relevant Subject
Type 9 - Asset management
SFC:1.50, PWMA:1.50
All Member: HKD425
Non-Member: HKD630
Staff of Corporate Member: HKD425