This course provides an introduction to the basic technical building blocks in asset management, starting with an overview of the financial services and asset management landscape and various investment fund vehicles. Participants will also be taught what are the types of fees charged by funds, how a fund is priced and learn how to read a fund fact sheet. An overview of key functions supporting an asset management organization will also be taught, I.e. fund administration, fund settlement process. Participants will also learn about the challenges and opportunities facing asset management i.e. separate legal structures in various countries and help with fund passporting.