Investment Management in an Evolving and Volatile World
School: HEC Paris and AXA Investment Managers
Registration Link: REGISTER HERE
Start Date: April 10, 2017 (4 Weeks Long)
Workload: 2-3 Hours Per Week
Instructors: Hughes Langlois and Marion Le Morhedec
Credentials: An assistant professor at HEC Paris, Langlois coursework and research focuses on portfolio management, international finance and credit risk. A Ph.D. in finance from McGill University, Langlois recent work has been published in the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Le Morhedec is a senior fund manager at AXA Investment Managers.
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 fee (Cost is not yet available).
Description: How do you get rich? You make the right decisions at the right time, right? Sounds easy enough…until you factor in the unexpected variables: economic fluctuations, dramatic world events, new technologies, political shifts, and ever-evolving consumer tastes. Sure, there are plenty of tales of dumb luck. In the end, the best investors are those who treat their ventures as a science, guided by fundamentals, honed by experience, and amplified by instinct. In this introduction to the financial markets and investment management, students will learn the ins-and-outs of what it takes to grow wealth. After completing the course, students will be able to “define what type of investor [they] are, [their] investment objectives, and potential constraints; identify the main investable assets and important players in financial markets; understand basic portfolio management techniques; and apply these techniques in real case studies from the outset through practical assessments.” In addition, the course will provide a 30,000 foot view of key topics like product cycles and regulations.
Review: “An excellent and an outstanding course. In 4 weeks, you go through a lot of material. The Honors mode in this course, is worth it. Do the Honors – dont miss it.Professor Hugues Langlois of HEC Paris and others from AXA Investment Managers have done a great job in explaining the concepts and mathematical formulas. I recommend this course to investment managers, bankers and students who are interested to know more about Investment Management as a subject and a field you may want to work in. For additional reviews, click here.
Additional Note: The course comes with French and Chinese subtitles.