Role of diversification and assets:

Role of diversification and assets: Part 1

The actual realised return on investment is based on many factors, including characteristics of assets used by investors. In general, investors are attracted to opportunities that are domestic in nature, as opposed to international and other far-distant opportunities. Therefore, a smart foundation for a savvy investor is to study the main assets used by investors of their own country. If you have not already, take a moment to review the Weekly Overview and consider how the topics apply to the typical assets of your own country. This will help inform your Collaboration this week, as your challenge is to emulate those savvy investors and analyse the assets primarily utilised by the investors in your home country.

To prepare for this Collaboration:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources and Weekly Overview with a focus diversification.
  • Research the main assets used by investors within your country.
  • Identify the asset classes of your country.

To complete this Collaboration:

By Sunday (Day 4), in a response of approximately 750–1,000 words, address the following issues/questions:

  • Describe the main assets used by investors in your country.
  • Evaluate the extent to which diversification is possible.
  • Analyse any major asset classes that are missing.
  • Analyse any asset classes unique to your country.
  • Based on your analysis of this asset characterisation of your country, evaluate whether investors in this country have any unique advantages or disadvantages.

Submit your initial response to the Turnitin link provided and post to the Collaboration forum.

By Wednesday (Day 7), post three to five responses to your colleagues by:

  • Comparing a colleague’s asset characterisation analysis to your own
  • Opening a debate about an analysis with which you disagree
  • Offering contributions based upon your prior experience
  • Extending the discussion into new but relevant areas
  • Modelling or promoting critical reflection from what you have read

Your collaborative participation will be assessed in three segments. Following the completion of Week 3, you will receive summative feedback and an initial grade based upon your participation in Weeks 1–3. At the end of the Week 5, you will receive additional summative feedback and a second grade based upon your participation in Weeks 4 and 5. At the end of the module, you will receive further summative feedback and a third grade based upon your participation in Weeks 6–8. These three assessment points will each form 5% of your End of Module grade, with a total of 15% for your participation posts overall.

Please note that you should spread your three to five weekly collaborative participation responses over a minimum of 3 separate days for each week. This will help maximise the value of your collaboration with colleagues and serve to meet the learning objectives for each activity.

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