Meeting Investors’ Goals
School: University of Geneva
Registration Link: CLICK HERE
Start Date: March 2016
Workload: Not Specified
Instructors: Michel Girardin, Jonas Demaurex, Kerstin Preuschoff, Philip Valta, Rajna Brandon Gibson, Olivier Scaillet
Credentials: The instructors in this course are all members of the University of Geneva’s Finance Research Institute (GFRI). They include Girardin, who spent 20 years as a chief economist and chief investment officer in the Swiss banking sector; Scaillet, the vice dean of research at the university’s school of economics and management; and Gibson, the managing director of the GFRI.
Graded: Students can choose to explore course videos, discussions, and ungraded assignments for free, but they won’t be able to submit graded assignments, earn a certificate, or complete a specialization without paying a $119 fee.
Description: People often think in terms of worst case scenarios. They picture depressions during dips – and sometimes take quick action to mitigate their perceived future losses. What’s more, they often rely on their biases as a crutch, resulting in them taking shortcuts or relying too much on past experience with viewing the larger context. In this course, student will examine the various biases that hinder investors from earning full value from portfolio. Even more, students will be exposed to “different portfolio construction methodologies and investment styles” to help them better understand how to build and manage client assets and portfolios. The course will be taught using examples and speakers from the University of Geneva’s corporate partner, UBS.
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Additional Background: This course is the first part of an “Investment Management” specialization, a five course series that covers portfolio and risk management, long-term investing, and understanding financial markets. To learn more about these courses and register for them, click here.