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Available languages

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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

General Introduction and Key Concepts

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Reading
17 videos (Total 97 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video17 videos
A word of welcome - OPTIONAL2m
Introducing your GFRI team of instructors - OPTIONAL8m
Investment management can be fun - OPTIONAL4m
Some common mistakes you will no longer make after this course - Part 110m
Some common mistakes you will no longer make after this course - Part 26m
Investment Management in a nutshell - Part 18m
Investment Management in a nutshell - Part 210m
The role of financial markets - Part 16m
The role of financial markets - Part 29m
Basic concepts in finance - Part 12m
Basic concepts in finance - Part 23m
Basic concepts in finance - Part 33m
Basic concepts in finance - Part 45m
Basic concepts in finance - Part 53m
Basic concepts in finance - Part 65m
What we have learned from our clients (expectations, main worries...) - UBS guest lecturer4m
Reading3 readings
Course syllabus5m
Glossary10m
Basic concepts in Investment Management45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Graded quiz on the content of Module 110m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Major Financial Markets

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Reading
14 videos (Total 110 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video14 videos
How much is a company worth on the stock market? - Part 14m
How much is a company worth on the stock market? - Part 29m
How to follow the stock market? - UBS guest lecturer4m
How do we rate our equity recommendations? - UBS guest lecturer5m
Fixed income - government bonds: merits - Part 17m
Fixed income - government bonds: merits - Part 25m
Fixed income - government bonds: merits - Part 38m
Fixed income - government bonds: risks11m
Fixed income - corporate bonds and high yield - UBS guest lecturer5m
Money markets - UBS guest lecturer6m
Currencies: a separate asset class?11m
What is the real value of a currency?17m
Risk-adjusted returns in practice - UBS guest lecturer4m
Reading1 reading
The risks and returns of financial markets45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Do you think company XYZ is overvalued?15m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Other Financial Markets

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Reading
13 videos (Total 87 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video13 videos
Emerging markets: stocks10m
Emerging markets: bonds7m
Gold: the ultimate currency? - Part 17m
Gold: the ultimate currency? - Part 27m
Gold: the ultimate currency? - Part 37m
Real estate - Part 15m
Real estate - Part 27m
Hedge funds: definition and origins - Part 15m
Hedge funds: definition and origins - Part 26m
Hedge funds: definition and origins - Part 36m
Hedge funds: going long… or short?8m
Private markets - UBS guest lecturer4m
Reading1 reading
Alternative versus traditional investments45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Graded quiz on the content of Module 310m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Financial Markets and the Economy

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Reading
10 videos (Total 92 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Central banks' conventional policies - Part 110m
Central banks' conventional policies - Part 211m
Central banks' unconventional policies - UBS guest lecturer3m
The link between equity markets and the growth-inflation mix - Part 113m
The link between equity markets and the growth-inflation mix - Part 28m
The link between bond markets and the growth-inflation mix - Part 18m
The link between bond markets and the growth-inflation mix - Part 29m
How interest rates affect equity and bond portfolios - Part 19m
How interest rates affect equity and bond portfolios - Part 214m
Reading1 reading
The added value of central banks' unconventional policies30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Graded quiz on the content of Module 410m
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Top Reviews

By MCJul 17th 2017

Mr. Michel is really an amazing teacher! His lectures are vivic and greatly attracts my attention. I hope to take more of his classes because I've Learned more than I nomally can do in a short class

By AFMar 15th 2016

This course excellent provides all the basic information which is important and necessary would recommend the course to all the newbies in financial markets\n\nP.S:The professors are AMAZING!

Instructors

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University of Geneva- Ines Chaieb

SFI Associate Professor of Finance
Geneva Finance Research Institute
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University of Geneva- Jonas Demaurex

Teaching Assistant
Geneva Finance Research Institute
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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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University of Geneva- Michel Girardin

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

Professor of Real estate investments
Geneva Finance Research Institute
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University of Geneva- Olivier Scaillet

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

SFI Assistant Professor of Finance
Geneva Finance Research Institute
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Dirk Effenberger

UBS Guest Lecturer, Head CIO Cross-Regional Investment Office
Chief Investment Office, UBS Wealth Management
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Mark Haefele

UBS Guest Lecturer, Global Chief Investment Officer
Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas
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Brian Nick

UBS Guest Lecturer, Strategist
Chief Investment Office, UBS Wealth Management Americas
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Mike Ryan

UBS Guest Lecturer, Chief Investment Strategist
Chief Investment Office, UBS Wealth Management Americas
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Simon Smiles

UBS Guest Lecturer, Chief Investment Officer UHNW
Chief Investment Office, UBS Wealth Management
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Themis Themistocleous

UBS Guest Lecturer, Head European Investment Office
Chief Investment Office, UBS Wealth Management
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Thomas Wacker

UBS Guest Lecturer, Head CIO Credit
Chief Investment Office, UBS Wealth Management
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Chris Wright

UBS Guest Lecturer, Cross-Asset Strategist
Chief Investment Office, UBS Wealth Management
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University of Geneva- Tony Berrada

SFI Associate Professor of Finance
Geneva Finance Research Institute

About University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

About the Investment Management Specialization

In this Specialization, you will understand how investment strategies are designed to reach financial goals in a global context. You will learn the theory that underlies strong investment decisions, as well as practical, real-world skills that you can apply when discussing investment proposals with your advisor, managing your personal assets or your client’s investment portfolio. You will start by developing a global understanding of financial markets and what impacts rational and irrational behaviors have in finance at the micro and macro levels. You will then learn how to adequately build and manage a portfolio with a long-term view while gaining an appreciation for novel research advances in finance and related areas as well as future trends that are shaping the investment management industry. In the final Capstone Project, you will create a sensible 5-year investment plan that accounts for an investor's goals and constraints in a dynamic economic landscape. Key speakers from UBS, our corporate partner, will contribute to this specialization by providing you with practical insights they have gathered through years of experience working for the world’s largest wealth manager....
Investment Management

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