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Have you ever wanted to invest in financial markets, but were always afraid that you didn’t have the proper tools or knowledge to make informed decisions? Have you ever wondered how investment management companies operate and what fund managers do? AXA Investment Managers, in partnership with HEC Paris, will introduce you to the most important ideas and concepts in investment management, to help you better understand your financial future.

This course will enable you to:
• Define what type of investor you are, your investment objectives, and potential constraints. 
• Identify the main investable assets and important players in financial markets. 
• Understand basic portfolio management techniques. 
• Apply these techniques in real case studies from the outset, through practical assessments. 

Finally, we will provide a comprehensive overview of today's asset management industry: the product cycles, professionals, and regulations. For those who want to identify a talented fund manager to invest for you, we offer important criteria for selecting one. For those who are interested in learning more about this fascinating industry, we lay the foundation for your ongoing financial journey. Join us now to explore the world of investment management! 

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This course is in English with french subtitles.

WEEK 1 - Defining Your Objectives and Universe

  • Lesson 1 - What kind of investor are you?
  • Lesson 2 - An introduction to financial markets
  • Graded Assessments
  • Quiz : Graded Quiz Module 1
  • Quiz : Portfolio management exercise - Getting Started with Investments
  • Honor Track - Portfolio Management Exercise (advanced)
  • Quiz : Quiz for honor track - part 1

WEEK 2 - How to Build an Investment Solution

  • Lesson 1 - Reward, Risk, and Portfolio Allocation
  • Lesson 2 - A deeper look at portfolio management techniques
  • Graded Assessments
  • Quiz : Graded Quiz Module 2
  • Quiz : Portfolio management exercise - Let's Allocate Across Investments

WEEK 3 - Exploring Specific Portfolio Management Techniques

  • Lesson 1 - Active Management
  • Lesson 2 - Implementation of Portfolio Strategies
  • Graded Assessments
  • Quiz : Graded Quiz Module 3
  • Honor Track - Portfolio Management Exercise (Advanced)
  • Quiz : Quiz for honor track - part 2

WEEK 4 - The Asset Management Industry: Selecting or Becoming a Fund Manager

  • Lesson 1 - Hiring a portfolio manager
  • Lesson 2 - Working in an asset management firm
  • Graded Assessments
  • Quiz : Graded Quiz Module 4
  • Quiz : Portfolio management exercise - Let's Evaluate an Investment Fund
  • Honor Track - Portfolio Management Exercise (Advanced)
  • Quiz : Quiz for honor track - part 3


Hugues Langlois

Assistant Professor of Finance
HEC Paris Finance department

Marion Le Morhedec

Senior Fund manager


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HEC Paris, founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of France’s oldest elite higher education Grandes Ecoles. Throughout its 130-year history, HEC Paris has consistently attracted individuals highly capable and talented, innovative and entrepreneurial, ambitious and open-minded, capable of becoming architects of a responsible world. What makes HEC unique is its conviction shared by the HEC community: knowledge determines the freedom and entrepreneurship required for a better world.




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