Securing Investment Returns in the Long Run
University of Geneva
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assignment Level : Introductive
label Finance
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About the content

In this course, you will learn about the famous dichotomy between active and passive investing, how to appropriately measure and analyze investment performance and what the future trends in the investment management industry are. You will first learn about absolute and relative performance, risk-adjusted returns and how to decompose investment performance. The focus will then shift to the two main categories of investment vehicles, active and passive funds, and what they entail in terms of expected performance. Finally, you will explore the worlds of sustainable finance, neurofinance and fintech, three areas of research that will shape the future of the investment management industry. You will also benefit from the insights of experts from UBS, our corporate partner, on the practical implementation of the various concepts we will develop in this course.

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Syllabus

SEMAINE 1

  • General Introduction and Key Concepts

SEMAINE 2

  • Assessing Performance

SEMAINE 3

  • Investment Vehicles

SEMAINE 4

  • Future Trends
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Intructors

University of Geneva- Kerstin Preuschoff
Associate Professor of Neurofinance and Neuroeconomics
Geneva Finance Research Institute

University of Geneva- Jonas Demaurex
Teaching Assistant
Geneva Finance Research Institute

University of Geneva- Ines Chaieb
SFI Associate Professor of Finance
Geneva Finance Research Institute

University of Geneva- Tony Berrada
SFI Associate Professor of Finance
Geneva Finance Research Institute

University of Geneva- Philipp Krueger
SFI Assistant Professor of Finance
Geneva Finance Research Institute

University of Geneva- Michel Girardin
Lecturer in Macro-Finance - Project Leader for the "Investment Management" specialization
Geneva Finance Research Institute

University of Geneva- Olivier Scaillet
SFI Senior Chaired Professor of Finance and Vice-dean (research) at GSEM
Geneva Finance Research Institute

University of Geneva- Philip Valta
SFI Assistant Professor of Finance
Geneva Finance Research Institute

University of Geneva- Rajna Gibson Brandon
SFI Senior Chaired Professor of Finance and Managing Director of the GFRI
Geneva Finance Research Institute

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To describe the entire experience in one word: Amazing!Great and knowledgeable peers and coordinators who make the course interesting and the additional information provided by UBS guest speakers are the icing on the cake.

Published on January 28, 2018
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on the January 28, 2018
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To describe the entire experience in one word: Amazing!Great and knowledgeable peers and coordinators who make the course interesting and the additional information provided by UBS guest speakers are the icing on the cake.

on the October 3, 2017
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An excellent insight offered from the teaching team on the real world of portfolio management and how best to sustain investment returns over a long time horizon

on the August 27, 2017
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Excelente programa, de altísima calidad y con un nivel muy alto en el profesorado que lo imparte. Totalmente recomendable por su calidad y contenido.

on the June 19, 2017
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Necessary to have completed previous courses from the University of Geneva to make the most of this course (or at least have some previous exposure to finance). Out of all the courses in the Specialisation in Financial Markets, maybe the least valid course. Still excellent material, but more in the sense of introducing the hottest trends rather than exploring them in any depth.

on the May 25, 2017
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Fantastic! Greatly enjoyed the course, especially the module on "Assessing Performance". And of course Michel's animals!