CORPFIN 6004 - Global Wealth Management
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code CORPFIN 6004 Course Global Wealth Management Coordinating Unit Business School Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites CORPFIN 7005 Course Description This course is taught by a diverse team of specialised lecturers and industry experts and looks at the rise of the Wealth Management industry in the Asia Pacific region. It explores the needs of high net worth investors and the asset classes that they invest in. It examines diversification of risk management and portfolio performance measurement. The vital importance of asset allocation, both strategic and tactical are explained and workshopped. The rapid growth of private banking and family offices are explored in detail. Private Banking is an exclusive subset of wealth management. We will examine traditional services offered by private banks as well as the newer solutions in this space. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the client segmentation strategies of private banks in Asia. In addition, we explore the needs, behaviours and investment strategies of the HNW and UHNW clients with a focus on China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and India, that the Private Banks seek to serve with such solutions.
Course Coordinator: Professor Ralf Zurbrugg
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesStudents will be able to:
1. Develop an understanding of the wealth management industry, private banking and the needs and behaviours of High New Worth (HNW) and ultra high net worth (UHNW) clients. Global issues are explored with emphasis placed on Asia Pacific examples
2. Understand and identify the structures, operations, solutions and strategies of Private Banks in the Asia Pacific region
3. Examine the importance of asset allocation and how this relates to the investment strategies of firms and individuals
4. Devlop an understanding of the behavioural aspects of investment decision making
5. Compare the investment strategies of various cultures, investor-types (entrepreneurs, professionals, family offices etc.) and their asset allocation preferences
6. Profile an investor and create an apply that knowledge to produce an Investment Policy Statement
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
All Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
All Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
All Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
All Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
All Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesAdditional readings will be advised to students
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesDue to the intensive nature of this course it is a requirement that participants attend 80% of the scheduled seminars. Consideration will be given to medical and compassionate reasons for non attendance but supporting documentation will need to be presented with these requests. If 80% attendance is not met participants will be ineligible to sit for the exam.
As with all intensive executive style programs students are expected to contribute to all discussions and be positively interactive. There is a strong assumption that students will engage in seminar discussions in an informed way.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that you are expected to commit approximately 9 hours for a three-unit course or 13 hours for a four-unit course, of private study outside of your regular classes.
Learning Activities SummaryDay 1
Modern Portfolio Theory and the Evaluation of Portfolio Performance
Asset Allocation decision
Strategic Asset Allocation
Ranges for Tactical Asset Allocation
Case Study and Workshop to use Solver
Issues in Asset Allocation
This topic explores the world of Private Banking. Private Banking is a exclusive subset of wealth management. It is one of the fastest growing segments of banking, despite Private Banking having its origins back in the 17th century, however as the affluence of the world has increased the providers of private banking services no longer exist in England and Switzerland. We will examine traditional services offered by private banks as well as the newer offerings in this space. In addition, we explore the needs of the clients that the Private Banks seek to serve with such offerings. We will also consider the services of "family offices" that exist both within and outside private banks. Broader issues will also be discussed such as philanthropy, investment structures, intergenerational wealth transfer and estate planning.
Banking Standards and Regulation
Concepts of Islamic Banking Products
Scope & magnitude of Managed Funds
Master Funds & Platforms
Regulation & compliance of Financial Advice
Information available to investors
Global growth of financial planning
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Assessment SummaryTo gain a pass for this course, a mark of at least 50% (complete) must be obtained on the examination as well as a total of at least 50% overall. Students not achieving the minimum exam mark will be awarded no more than 49.
Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome In course assessment 5% 1,6 Assignment 18% 1-5 Presentation 27% 1-5 Exam
(3 hour closed book)
50% 1,2,3,4,6 Total 100%
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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