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Investment

Authors: John Fadden, Peter Watterston

Published: January 2015 | ISBN: 9781860726491


This official ICSA study text has been specially designed to support students preparing for ICSA’s IFA modules in Investment, providing an introduction to the types of investment product available in offshore finance centres and how they work. This includes an overview of key investment products such as shares, collective investments, fixed-interest products and derivatives.

This study text is presented in a practical and accessible style and contains a number of features to aid learning:

  • Case law and case examples
  • Stop and think scenarios
  • Worked examples
  • Test yourself review questions
  • Glossaries of key terms

The text provides an excellent guide for students and also provides an excellent introductory overview for anyone involved in the wider investment sector.

Contents

Part One: The investment scene
1. Savings and investment
2. The investment scene

Part Two: Company formation and value
3. Company finances and new issues
4. Assessing returns on shares

Part Three: Markets, foreign exchange and derivative products
5. Markets, dealing and settlement
6. Derivative instruments
7. Money markets and foreign exchange

Part Four: Bonds and investments
8. Fixed-interest securities
9. Collective investment schemes

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