Before looking at products and allocation strategies, it is important to develop an understanding for how the asset management industry works. The goal of this course is for participants to walk away with a firm grasp of the industry’s principles, attributes, players, strategies and regulations
Course 1: Asset Management Fundamentals
Course 2: Asset Management Products
Course 3: Asset Allocation
JULES VAN BINSBERGEN
Associate Professor of Finance, The Wharton School
Jules van Binsbergen conducts theoretical and empirical research in finance.
His current work focuses on asset pricing, in particular the relationship between financial markets and the macro economy, and the organization, skill and performance of financial intermediaries.
Some of his recent research focuses on the influence of financial market anomalies on real economic activity, measuring the skill of mutual fund managers and the term structure of cash flow growth and stock return predictability. Professor van Binsbergen’s research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Monetary Economics.
He received his PhD from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. After obtaining his PhD in 2008, he joined the faculty at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he got tenure in 2014. He joined the Wharton School in 2014.
DAVID K. MUSTO, PhD
Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance Chair, Finance Department, The Wharton School
David K. Musto is the Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance and Chair of the Finance Department at the Wharton School, where he has been on the faculty since 1995. He also served as Senior Financial Economist at the Securities Exchange Commission from 2005 to 2007.
He has a BA from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Chicago, and between college and graduate school he worked for Roll and Ross Asset Management in Culver City, CA.
Most of his work, both theoretical and empirical, is in the area of consumer financial services, mutual funds and consumer credit in particular. He has also published work on corporate and political voting, option pricing, short selling, and cross-border taxation.
CHRISTOPHER GECZY, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Finance; Academic Director, Wharton Wealth Management Initiative
Academic Director, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research, The Wharton School
Christopher Geczy is the academic director of the Wharton Wealth Management Initiative and of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research.
He has been a member of the Finance faculty at Wharton since 1997.
He has served on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, on the Economic Advisory Board of NASDAQ, as chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hedge Fund Association, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Alternative Investments and the Journal of Wealth Management.