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Alternative Investments

Hedge Funds

Understand the categorization of Hedge Funds and Alternative Investment Funds, as per SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations. Differentiate the structure of a mutual fund from alternative investment funds. Briefly outline the fee structure, characteristics and investment deployed by hedge funds.

Private Equity

Enumerate the permissible fund structures for a Private Equity Fund, in India and differentiate the fee structure of Private Equity Funds from traditional investments. Understand the different forms of Private Equity, life cycle of a Private Equity fund and stages of a start-up at which funding is raised.

Commodities

List the various types of investments in Commodities Market, through spot market and futures & options markets. Briefly understand the types of investment strategies deployed by Commodity Trading Advisors and the size of the managed futures market

CAIA Program Level I

Private Equity – Chapter 1

Understand the different forms of equity investments and debt investments in Private Equity and characteristics of Private Equity asset class, life cycle of a Private Equity fund and stages of a start-up at which funding is raised.

Quantitative Foundations

Differentiate between compound returns and simple returns, through the concept of Time Value of Money. Compute the Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) for a fund, understand the types of such IRRs and the advantage and disadvantage of using IRR.

Skewness

List the properties of a Normal Distribution and analyse the risk factors such as Skewness and Excess Kurtosis.

CFA Program Level I

Economics

Understand the concept of Gross Domestic Product, using asset approach and expenditure approach.

Financial Statement Analysis

Describe the general principles of expense recognition, specific expense recognition and its implications

Fixed Income Securities

Describe how cash flows of fixed income securities are structured

Quantitative Methods

Understand the concepts of Time Value of Money, and its applications

FRM Program Part I

Capital Asset Pricing Model

Understand the concepts of Risk-Return Opportunity Set, Global Minimum Variance Portfolio, CAPM Model and its assumptions

Enterprise Risk Management

List the limitations of a Traditional Risk Management framework, define the ERM system and understand the components of an ERM

Quantitative Methods

Understand the concept of a Confidence Interval and analyse the risk factors such as Skewness and Excess Kurtosis.