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    Investigate basic thoughts on the financial management of portfolio or programs. Develop a clear, direct method of assessing the relative desirability of arbitrary projects from an investment management perspective. Keep the method as general as possible.

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    Portfolio Management is the process of making decisions about investment mix and policy, on the basis of investment goals and objectives. The process includes determining investment objectives, asset allocation for individuals and institutions, and balancing risk against performance.

    Decision is made after a thorough analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of various forms of investment that are either debt or equity, domestic or international, aiming for growth or safety, and maximizing return at a given degree of risk.

    Portfolio management may be either passive or active. Passive management simply tracks a market index, commonly referred to as indexing or index investing. Active management involves a single manager, co-managers, or a team of managers who attempt to beat the market return by actively managing a fund's portfolio through investment decisions based ...

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