Mutual Funds: Portfolio Management and Accounting

Financial services professionals, consultants, and sales professionals interested in providing or selling products and services to fund managers, insurance companies, and banks, and everyone interested in knowing about mutual funds, their evaluation, and portfolio management

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Expected Duration
30 minutes

Mutual funds have seen phenomenal growth over a number of decades, with no sign of it slowing down in the future. The key benefits to investors are that the funds allow for diversification, professional investment management, and asset liquidity. Equity and bond are the two most traditional types of mutual funds where active and passive investment strategies are employed. Active investment strategies require the investment managers to perform due diligence and apply financial and business acumen to increase the value of funds under management, whereas passive investment strategies focus on replicating an already established index of equities or bonds. An important aspect of mutual funds is accounting, which is centered around the accurate valuation of the fund’s assets and the calculation of the Net Asset Value.
The topics in this course cover equity mutual funds and the strategies used for their management such as replication, sampling, growth, and value. Bond mutual funds are introduced and corresponding strategies such as managing the duration and yield curve position are covered. Finally, the course introduces the main accounting functions of mutual funds and how the Net Asset Value is calculated.


Portfolio Management

  • recognize characteristics of mutual funds
  • identify types of equity mutual fund analysis
  • recognize different characteristics of bond mutual fund portfolios
  • select strategies for bond mutual fund portfolio management
  • identify concepts of portfolio management
  • Accounting

  • identify characteristics of net asset value
  • select key functions of the accounting department
  • select formulas for NAV and NAVPS
  • identify concepts of accounting




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