This module will introduce students to the elementary mathematics and analytics of investment for digital and real assets.  This module will develop, from a practical approach, an understanding of the analytics of several asset classes that are currently included in investment portfolios, such as commodities, real estate, art and cryptoassets, and how these assets'  statistical properties fit in the context of the portfolio. 

The module focuses on the concepts and characteristics of digital and real assets. It will introduce students to the mathematics of the Theory of Storage for commodities, the mathematics of indexes and uses in the real estate and art markets, trading algorithms, and cryptocurrency investment strategies such as staking, De-Fi, and non-fungible tokens. This module is particularly useful for students considering a career in financial mathematics, finance, investment management, investment banking, consultancy or asset management.