The unit aims to provide students with advanced knowledge of the latest developments in the alternative investment industry. Students will learn about private equity, real estate and commodities as alternative investment asset classes. Students will learn how to apply advanced knowledge of alternative investment assets including, pension funds, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds to form investment strategies. Subsequently, students are introduced to ethical principles considering the clients best interests. Financial technologies required for investment in alternative products are introduced and students will learn about investment performance analysis and decision-making paradigms.