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Securing Investment Returns in the Long Run

School: University of Geneva

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: REGISTER HERE

Start Date: July 5

Workload: Not Available.

Instructors: Michel Girardin, Jonas Demaurex, Ines Chaieb, Tony Berrada, Olivier Scaillet and Rajna Brandon Gibson

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 $79 fee.

Description: Getting the biggest returns at the lowest risk has always been the main goal of investors. The question, of course, is how do you make that happen? Notably, do you have your investments follow an index (passive investor) or do you try to beat the market (active investor)?  This course is designed to help seasoned investors or new portfolio managers understand how to better understand the market and evaluate investment performance, According to the instructors, the course will start with “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.” In addition, students “will explore the worlds of sustainable finance, neurofinance and fintech, three areas of research that will shape the future of the investment management industry.” The course has been developed in partnership with UBS.

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Additional Background: This course is the fourth 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.

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