Study Session 12 Portfolio Management
This study session introduces the concept of a portfolio approach to investments. The needs of individual and institutional investors are each examined, along with the range of available investment solutions. The three main steps in the portfolio management process (planning, execution, and feedback) are outlined. A discussion of risk management, including the various types and measures of risk, follows and a risk management framework is provided. Common portfolio risk and return measures and the introduction of modern portfolio theory—a quantitative framework for asset pricing and portfolio selection—come next. The session ends with coverage of the portfolio planning and construction process, including the development of an investment policy statement.