The objectives of this course are centred around the application of portfolio techniques and management with a focus on global and/or emerging markets directed portfolio's or subsets (i.e. sub-Saharan-Africa).besides a decent understanding of the analytics needed to evaluate any portfolio, the construction process, asset allocation etc., the course will review the analytics that are characteristic to a specific fixed-income and/or equity portfolio (other as money markets instruments, derivatives, alternatives etc. will also be reviewed but underweighted).implementation will be evaluated and exercises performed. Also an adequate way of measuring performance for a portfolio and what issues arise when measuring performance for any given portfolio as well as the way of tracking variations against the pre-selected benchmark will be analysed. Exercises will be used to familiarize the participants with the techniques discussed.