2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Lectures||1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week|
|Assessment||mid-semester exam (20%), major assignment (30%) and final exam (50%)|
|Description||This unit examines the motivations and strategies behind investing in alternative assets, which are non-traditional investments beyond stocks, bonds, and cash. The unit\\\'s main emphasis is on private equity and venture capital investments, and hedge funds. The key topics include fund raising for alternative investments, the private equity investment cycle, structures of alternative-asset investment vehicles, issues behind selecting and financing private firms, valuation of high-growth, illiquid investments, and how to exit from such investments. The subject also examines the major strategies employed by hedge fund managers.|